Clean Energy Leadership Institute

Building a community of next generation leaders to advance innovative clean energy solutions

Five Years of CELI!

2018 marks an important milestone for the Clean Energy Leadership Institute: We are celebrating FIVE years of training diverse young professionals seeking leadership roles in the clean energy field! This year, we’re offering a series of comprehensive sponsorship packages across CELI’s programs to reflect our five-year anniversary. Learn more by visiting our sponsorship page.

Register for the 2018 Run for Clean Energy

Registration is open for the Fourth Annual Run for Clean Energy!

The Run for Clean Energy is an event to build community around leaders in the clean energy economy. This year, the Clean Energy Leadership Institute’s annual 5k will be bi-coastal!We’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal of $50,000 between the two cities. Register today and a start a team for your organization!

Thank you for applying to CELI!

Thank you to everyone who applied for our Spring 2018 Fellowship Class. We received a record number of applications (250) for a very limited number of spots. We look forward to announcing our newest cohort of Clean Energy Leaders soon! Applications for the Fall 2018 Fellowship Class will open in June 2018.


About Us

The Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young professionals for careers in clean energy. We aim to build a clean energy future powered by diverse, effective, and innovative leaders.


Our Fellows

CELI Fellows are diverse young professionals who exhibit strong leadership potential and are committed to advancing the clean energy economy. CELI Fellows are passionate about the future of clean energy and believe in the value of a strong community.


CELI Fellowship Program

Applications for Spring 2018 are now closed as of January 14. CELI offers in-person fellowship programs for young professionals in Washington D.C. and San Francisco Bay Area. Our next application period will be in June 2018 for our Fall program. For more information, please click here.

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The CELI experience has not only helped me broaden my understanding of the clean energy space, more important it has allowed me to see a bright future of our industry. This program has introduced me to a diverse group of individuals who are committed to tackling the largest challenges of our generation.

Gerard Neely - Spring 2015 Fellow

Manager, Maryland Commercial PACE, PACE Financial Servicing