A Global Network for Women Advancing Clean Energy
The 2014 C3E Awards are accepting nominations until May 15. Nominate an outstanding mid-career woman in clean energy at C3EAwards.org.
This year there are eight categories, each receiving an $8,000 prize.
• Research Leadership
• Entrepreneurial Leadership
• Law & Finance Leadership
• Business Leadership
• Government Leadership
• Advocacy Leadership
• International Leadership
• Education Leadership
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An important new federal study confirms that saving energy is far less expensive than generating power in a power plant. It also shows that here in the Midwest, energy efficiency programs are succeeding at delivering energy savings at rock-bottom costs, translating into lower customer bill savings as we eliminate the need for building new power plants.
Specifically, the study reports a national average levelized cost of implementing utility energy efficiency programs of about 2 cents per kilowatt hour – compared to the range of 6 to 15 cents per kwh that it would cost to build new power plants. However, in the Midwest that average cost of saved energy was just 1.4 cents per kwh, which is just a quarter of the cost of the least expensive new power plant options. Again, it would cost between four and ten times more per kwh to build and use a new power plant than it has been to implement…Continue
Editor's Note: This blog is by Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, and was originally posted on www.whitehouse.gov
We are proud of the close relationship between the Department of Energy and the White House Council on Women and Girls and of our united effort to bring more women and girls into energy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Our country cannot be at its full strength in advancing our energy future without the participation of every talented American. I am committed to engaging all of the Department’s resources to inspire, connect, and train women and girls in STEM.
One program I’ve championed since working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is C3E, which stands for Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment. C3E works to advance women leaders in clean energy. Now in its…Continue