Colorado C3E is housed within the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster, a 501c3 non-profit, and is an outcrop of C3E — a UN Clean Energy Ministerial hosted in the U.S. by DOE

Clean Energy Ministerial launches C3E

Thirty distinguished women and men, three energy ministers, and eight governments launched the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) initiative at the first Clean Energy Ministerial in 2010 to advance women’s participation in the clean energy revolution. Their motivation was a shared sense that the ideas and talents of all members of society are essential to accelerating progress toward a clean energy future.

The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative reflects a shared commitment among Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) partner governments to advance women’s leadership in the clean energy field, where their perspectives and contributions are too often absent. The partners recognize that it is to each country’s economic and social benefit to harness all talent in driving the clean energy revolution forward. C3E has historically been a network of national-level actions, but moving forward, partners are looking for ways to collaborate internationally.

C3E: Colorado style

During the 2013 Net Zero Cities conference held in Fort Collins, CO the host, Colorado Clean Energy Cluster (CCEC), launched its own C3E initiative “Women in Clean Energy” of the Department of Energy’s national C3E program, promoting Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment.