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Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Certificate Program

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

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Learn from world-class faculty and industry experts
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Congratulations to our certificate recipients!
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Connect with Yale's expertise, grow your professional network, and deepen your impact
First cohort of the FDCE certificate

2019-2020 cohort during on-campus week at Yale

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Discover how policy can shape a clean energy economy
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Yale's unique program marries academic rigor with practical skills

Educating for Impact

Yale's year-long, admissions-based online Certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy is a non-degree program designed for working professionals across the clean energy sector who seek to accelerate the transition to a clean economy, with an eye to equity.

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. This program offers Yale's expertise in a condensed, user-friendly format to professionals who need to better understand the interplay of the financial, technological, and socioeconomic drivers in financing and deploying renewable energy. 

Admissions to the FDCE '24 program will open in January 2023.

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Learn more about the program!

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Considering Yale's Financing and Deploying Clean Energy certificate program, but have some questions before you apply?

Informational events

This informational webinar provides insights from the program's leadership and recent participants to help you decide if it's right for you.

We also have several upcoming informational events where you can ask our Ambassadors about their experience with the program. And we'll be hosting a live Q&A with our staff.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs or contact us.

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)

Participant Spotlight

Read more about the participant experience in the certificate program.

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You can download the program 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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