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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.


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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 and renewable 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.

Admissions to the FDCE '22 program will open on Monday, January 11, 2021, and close on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Learn more on this site and get on our mailing list by filling out the form below!

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Watch the Informational Webinar

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Watch the Informational Webinar

You are considering this opportunity, but have some questions before you apply?

Watch our 2020 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 for renewable energy."

-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 and Get on our Mailing List

You can download the 2021/2022 brochure and get on the mailing list for this program by filling out the form below. Refer to this website often for updates, insights from participants, and dates for informational webinars!  

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