2017 Symposium · November 15-16, 2017

Transforming our energy infrastructure to enable the clean energy transition

From the electric grid to energy pipelines, the built environment, and the transportation sector, U.S. energy infrastructure needs to incorporate technology advances and adapt to changing consumer preferences—to maintain and improve the health of our economy and environment. In the sixth annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium, we engaged with leaders from across the country and around the world who are researching and implementing solutions that can transform our energy infrastructure and reduce emissions—and inspiring others to take action.


Lifetime Achievement AwardS


United States Senator, Washington

United States Senator, Alaska


Award Winners

Advocacy Award

Vice President of Construction and Workforce Development, GRID Alternatives

Business Award

Corporate Energy Engineering Lead, General Mills, Inc.

Education Award

Associate Faculty, University of Hawaii Manoa

Entrepreneurship Award

Founder and CEO, Powerhouse


Government Award

Program Lead for Hydrogen Safety, Codes and Standards, Sandia National Laboratories

International Award

President, EarthSpark International

Law & Finance Award

Co-Founder, Walden Green Energy

Research Award

Full Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University



Innovative Policies Panel

Alicia Barton

Frances Koncilja

International Energy Infrastructure Developments Panel

Elisa Sanchez


Energy Innovation: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Lead

Dr. Laura Nelson


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