Stories from across America's clean energy workforce

Stories from across America's clean energy workforce

Aarty Joshi

Headshot of Aarty Joshi, Director of Environmental Permitting at Clearway Energy Group, LLC (cropped).
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Choose a career in something that you are truly interested in because that is where you will excel.

Tandalea Mercer

With all of us coming together and working together, we can have a safer, cleaner, more equitable society and earth.

Industry Initiative Duke Energy

Duke Energy has built a robust pipeline of diverse candidates by setting and publishing goals of growing the share of women in the workforce to 25% and people of color to 20%. To achieve these goals, it has integrated HBCUs into recruiting activities, conducted employee surveys to identify and address DE&I shortcomings, and set supplier diversity targets.

Claire Elkin

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The more I put myself in difficult situations, the easier it became to navigate conflict and decipher what changes provide the most value.

Megan Beauregard

[We have] an inclusive approach, not only to providing energy to everyone, but having everyone be a part of the energy solution moving forward.

John Rohde

We have to own it, Diversity and Inclusion, as we think about renewables. It's an absolute business imperative.

Industry Initiative EDP Renewables

EDP Renewables prioritized professional development programs through targeted support and programming for incoming managers (Lead Now Program), coaching from company directors for existing managers (Executive Development Program), and a company-wide open learning repository (EDP University).

Industry Initiative Enel Green Power

Enel has a workforce retraining partnership with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) and Innovation Partnership with AdeptID to focus on (i) workforce retraining programs for oil and gas workers, and (ii) machine learning analytics for inclusive job mobility. Enel is combining its partnership with TSTC and AdeptID to identify non-obvious, high-likelihood transitions such as renewable energy, spec

Caitlin Smith

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What I have found is that clean energy has become so pervasive, due to both economics and consumer interest, that whenever I am seeking a job there are exciting clean energy opportunities available.

Amy Thompson

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The renewable industry is such an exciting and fast-growing industry. It is challenging but so rewarding at the end of the day.

Rebecca Karp

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Emerging clean energy sectors like offshore wind and solar promise not only a more sustainable approach for our environment, but significant economic opportunities for communities.

Cory Arce Gessert

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It takes courage to teach or facilitate a workshop on a topic on which you are not an expert, but it builds confidence, executive presence and communication, networking, and deep expertise quickly.

Katee Van Horn

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core values and are reflected in our leadership and throughout the organization.

Industry Initiative Invenergy

Invenergy launched Reactivate, a community solar energy platform to build out solar projects in low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities. The company, a joint venture with Lafayette Square, will focus worker training efforts on underrepresented segments of the workforce and those transitioning to the renewable energy industry.

Crystal Green

A successful energy transition cannot be fully realized if we fail to maintain a laser focus on ensuring that historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities are not left behind.

Industry Initiative Clearway Energy

Clearway Energy鈥檚 West Virginia Pilot Apprenticeship Program provides $20,000 to cover wages and education for former coal workers or their family members to get trained as wind technicians.

Industry Initiative Dominion Energy

Since 2019 Dominion Energy has held an annual Careers in Energy Diversity Student Conference bringing in hundreds of women and minority students from across the country to expose them to and educate them about career options within the energy industry. Students interview and compete for paid summer internships, many of which ultimately lead to full-time job offers upon graduation.

Industry Initiative Pattern Energy

Pattern Energy implemented a range of initiatives focused on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Examples include launching a DE&I Council, supporting employee-led Affinity Networks, publishing a Statement of DEI Commitments, hosting a DE&I Month, conducting a staff engagement survey focused on DEI topics, and requiring leadership to take unconscious bias workshops.

Aarty Joshi

Headshot of Aarty Joshi, Director of Environmental Permitting at Clearway Energy Group, LLC (cropped).
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Choose a career in something that you are truly interested in because that is where you will excel.

Industry Initiative Duke Energy

Duke Energy has built a robust pipeline of diverse candidates by setting and publishing goals of growing the share of women in the workforce to 25% and people of color to 20%. To achieve these goals, it has integrated HBCUs into recruiting activities, conducted employee surveys to identify and address DE&I shortcomings, and set supplier diversity targets.

Megan Beauregard

[We have] an inclusive approach, not only to providing energy to everyone, but having everyone be a part of the energy solution moving forward.

Industry Initiative EDP Renewables

EDP Renewables prioritized professional development programs through targeted support and programming for incoming managers (Lead Now Program), coaching from company directors for existing managers (Executive Development Program), and a company-wide open learning repository (EDP University).

Caitlin Smith

Headshot of Caitlin Smith, Senior Director - Regulatory, External Affairs, and ESG at Jupiter Power.
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What I have found is that clean energy has become so pervasive, due to both economics and consumer interest, that whenever I am seeking a job there are exciting clean energy opportunities available.

Rebecca Karp

Portrait of Rebecca Karp, Managing Principal & CEO at Karp Strategies (cropped).
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Emerging clean energy sectors like offshore wind and solar promise not only a more sustainable approach for our environment, but significant economic opportunities for communities.

Katee Van Horn

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core values and are reflected in our leadership and throughout the organization.

Crystal Green

A successful energy transition cannot be fully realized if we fail to maintain a laser focus on ensuring that historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities are not left behind.

Industry Initiative Dominion Energy

Since 2019 Dominion Energy has held an annual Careers in Energy Diversity Student Conference bringing in hundreds of women and minority students from across the country to expose them to and educate them about career options within the energy industry. Students interview and compete for paid summer internships, many of which ultimately lead to full-time job offers upon graduation.

Tandalea Mercer

With all of us coming together and working together, we can have a safer, cleaner, more equitable society and earth.

Claire Elkin

Headshot of Claire Elkin, Operational Excellence Manager and Sustainability Lead at RES (cropped).
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The more I put myself in difficult situations, the easier it became to navigate conflict and decipher what changes provide the most value.

John Rohde

We have to own it, Diversity and Inclusion, as we think about renewables. It's an absolute business imperative.

Industry Initiative Enel Green Power

Enel has a workforce retraining partnership with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) and Innovation Partnership with AdeptID to focus on (i) workforce retraining programs for oil and gas workers, and (ii) machine learning analytics for inclusive job mobility. Enel is combining its partnership with TSTC and AdeptID to identify non-obvious, high-likelihood transitions such as renewable energy, spec

Amy Thompson

Headshot of Amy Thompson, Vice President, North American Sales at WindESCo.
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The renewable industry is such an exciting and fast-growing industry. It is challenging but so rewarding at the end of the day.

Cory Arce Gessert

Headshot of Cory Arce Gessert, Vice President, Project Development & Engineering at DNV.
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It takes courage to teach or facilitate a workshop on a topic on which you are not an expert, but it builds confidence, executive presence and communication, networking, and deep expertise quickly.

Industry Initiative Invenergy

Invenergy launched Reactivate, a community solar energy platform to build out solar projects in low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities. The company, a joint venture with Lafayette Square, will focus worker training efforts on underrepresented segments of the workforce and those transitioning to the renewable energy industry.

Industry Initiative Clearway Energy

Clearway Energy鈥檚 West Virginia Pilot Apprenticeship Program provides $20,000 to cover wages and education for former coal workers or their family members to get trained as wind technicians.

Industry Initiative Pattern Energy

Pattern Energy implemented a range of initiatives focused on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Examples include launching a DE&I Council, supporting employee-led Affinity Networks, publishing a Statement of DEI Commitments, hosting a DE&I Month, conducting a staff engagement survey focused on DEI topics, and requiring leadership to take unconscious bias workshops.