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Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Certificate Program

This online certificate program trains and connects rising leaders to catalyze the transition to a clean economy.


First cohort of the FDCE certificate

2019-2020 cohort during on-campus week at Yale

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Educating for Impact

Yale's year-long, admissions-based online Certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy is for working professionals who seek to accelerate the transition to a clean economy. This program helps professionals understand the interplay of the financial, technological, and socioeconomic drivers in financing and deploying clean energy. 

The world urgently needs leaders with capacity in the areas of policy, finance, and clean technology; in 2017, the International Energy Agency estimated that $3.5 trillion per year in energy investments would be required until 2050 to offset the rise in carbon emissions. Of these, approximately $1 trillion per year must be dedicated to the deployment and financing of clean energy. The challenges—and the opportunities—are both immense and immediate.

To tackle them, all must come together to develop innovative approaches to how we produce, distribute, and consume energy. It requires a cross-sectoral approach and an interdisciplinary lens. It requires an informed workforce and powerful knowledge networks. And it requires sharp skills and a willingness to learn.

This is precisely why the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) has drawn on its vast network of professionals and on the expertise of Yale faculty to offer a unique program marrying academic rigor with practical skills. Learn more about the certificate here.

The application is now open and the deadline to submit is March 1, 2020.

Apply now!

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Watch the Informational Webinar

Are you on track to apply by the March 1st deadline? Considering this opportunity, but have some questions before you apply?

Watch our recent informational webinar where we give an overview of the program and answer questions to help you decide if this program is right for you.

Watch for the webinar now!

Participant Spotlight

Participant Spotlight

Carishma Gokhale


"This program is helping me develop a deeper understanding of not just the technology, but also project development and finance as well as the business case."

-Carishma Gokhale-Welch - Project Leader Clean Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Read more about the participant experience in the certificate program.


Download the Brochure

You can download the 2020/2021 brochure and get on the mailing list for updates about this program by filling out the form below.

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