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The New England Clean Energy Council, a Cambridge, Mass.-based group whose goal is to accelerate New England's clean energy economy, has launched its second annual Clean Energy Fellowship Program and released a call for applicants.

The program addresses the lack of repeat entrepreneurs to help accelerate growth in the clean energy sector. It offers CEOs and executives an intensive, semester-length, clean energy executive-development program to facilitate their transition.

The program also includes collaborations and capstone business planning projects with a range of emerging clean energy ventures. The first fellowship program, piloted by the council in summer 2008, has led to the formation of four new ventures - WindPole Ventures, ThermoGen, Aardwolf Controls and Clean Energy Venture Fund - with others in development.

The fellowship program is offered under the auspices of the Council's Clean Energy Foundation. Its three-month part-time curriculum includes the following:

- intensive classroom sessions with seminars, lectures and case studies covering issues, trends and details of clean energy technologies, markets and policies;

- visits to energy labs at various universities and an instructive visit to the National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy; and

- capstone projects, in conjunction with area venture capital firms and in support of potential or existing clean energy startups.

For its 2009 fellowship class, the council is seeking 25 proven leaders with a strong interest in clean energy. CEOs interested in applying for the fellowship should have five to 10 years of executive leadership experience in the technology or business community, with proven and verifiable success leading a technology organization in an entrepreneurial, resource-limited and time-sensitive environment.

Applications will be accepted through March 2. The program is scheduled to begin May 5 and will continue through July.

For more information, visit cleanenergycouncil.org.

SOURCE: The New England Clean Energy Council


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