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The US C3E awards nine women for leadership in clean energy


The US C3E initiative, which stands for Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment, announced this Thursday it has awarded nine women in the sector for outstanding leadership in the field. The award comes as the C3E celebrates its tenth anniversary.

Firstly, the C3E initiative comes from the US Department of Energy; collaborating with Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, the Texas A&M Energy Institute, and the MIT Energy Initiative.

Moreover, it aims to close the gender gap and increase women’s participation, leadership, and success in clean energy fields. According to the statement, this year’s awardees will receive honors at the Tenth Annual US C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium, Justice and Equity in Clean Energy.

Furthermore, this year’s awardees demonstrated outstanding leadership in clean energy; women leaders who are having an impact across clean energy fields, and that are rising inspirations among its peers. About the matter, Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said. “Generating an equitable and sustainable clean energy transition requires a diversity of talents, perspectives, and ideas.”

She also remarked. “I’m proud to honor the winners of this year’s C3E awards who are an exemplary group of innovators and trailblazers working to achieve the cleaner, greener future of our dreams. Collaborative initiatives, like C3E, that advance women’s leadership in clean energy are critical to building the workforce of tomorrow and increase our solutions to reaching net-zero by 2050.”

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The US C3E Initiative announced the selection of nine accomplished women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in clean energy.

2021 US C3E awardees

On the other hand, this year’s winners were: in the Business category, Meghan Nutting. She is executive vice president of government and regulatory affairs at Sunnova Energy Corporation, a US residential solar and storage services provider. She works with industry leaders, nonprofits, state legislators, federal policymakers; and regulators to craft and implement policies that provide a more stable and sustainable business environment for solar electricity generation.

Furthermore, Education and Advocacy – Marina Badoian-Kriticos is a research scientist at the Houston Advanced Research Center and assistant director of the DOE Upper-West Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP), where she engages with utilities, regulators, and policymakers to provide no-cost independent engineering support to help advance technical solutions using CHP.

Also, in the Entrepreneurship category: Steph Speirs is co-founder and CEO of Solstice, a company focused on expanding the number of US households that can take advantage of clean energy through community-shared solar programs.

Finally, in the Government government category: Faith Corneille is a global Power Sector Program manager at the Bureau of Energy Resources at the US Department of State, where she leads technical assistance to foreign partner governments to strengthen electricity markets and power systems, and advance power sector decarbonization, resiliency, and clean energy investment.

Click here to see the full list of awardees.

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