Participants in the Energy Execs program last year examine solar equipment. Source: NRELParticipants in the Energy Execs program last year examine solar equipment. Source: NRELThe National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking applicants for its 2018 Executive Energy Leadership Program — otherwise known as Energy Execs.

Energy Execs provides non-technical business, governmental and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.

Leaders in the private sector, communities, non-profits and government are eligible to participate in the program. Participants are required to travel to NREL's main campus in Golden, Colorado, for four multi-day sessions from June through September.

Energy Execs was founded in 2007 and 22 participants are selected each year from a national pool of candidates. The application deadline is March 31; apply online here.

For more information, email the program at Eexecs@nrel.gov.

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.