AE2C Supports DOE Clean Energy Corps Initiative

Last month, AE2C was honored to sponsor a special executive briefing from the U.S. Department of Energy on the Clean Energy Corps hiring campaign, a crucial effort to recruit the hundreds of DOE staff necessary to implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  Over 60 leaders in the energy industry, trade and professional associations, and academia participated in AE2C’s first in-person event since 2019.

The “Special Briefing for Executive Champions” was hosted by Dentons LLP and was led by the Honorable Shalanda Baker, Director of DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and Secretarial Advisor on Equity; and Jeremiah Baumann DOE’s Infrastructure Coordinator. Their presentations highlighted key milestones of the initiative and ongoing vacancies. Core hiring priorities for experts range across the industry and include positions in manufacturing and supply chain, stakeholder and external engagement, technology experts, and deployment and management of clean energy resources.

We were pleased to be able to support the DOE in its efforts to hire new, talented, diverse, and hardworking energy professionals. Whether you are in senior management or just starting your career, you can find more information at www.energy.gov/CleanEnergyCorps.

Why become a member of AE2C?

Being a member allows you to interact with a diverse mix of professionals in the energy, environment and commerce sectors, which will help you build strong relationships to enhance your professional network: 

  • Build your personal and professional network by connecting with more than 1000 Asian American professionals both in the United States and abroad. 
  • Learn from a diverse group of experts in the private and public sectors through online webinars and in-person events. 
  • Work with our sponsors to help them connect with the Asian community while enhancing your personal profile.
  • Advance your career by leading a committee or organizing an event.
  • Exchange information, build online connections and share job opportunities via our Members Only section.
  • Participate in mentorship programs bringing together students and emerging professionals as well as entrepreneurs and executives.

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What do we mean by Asia?

Asia is Earth's largest continent, with more than 60% of the world's population (4.7 billion people in 2022) stretching across 51 countries from Turkey in the West to Australia in the East. Asia represents more than 1/3 of global economic output.

The diversity of nations, cultures, languages, and religions makes Asia a melting pot of ideas, arts, and commerce. The top spoken languages in Asia are Chinese (29.1%), Hindi (12.2%), Bengali (5.9%), Arabic (3.2%), and Punjabi (3.1%). The world's major religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism were all born in and first spread across Asia.

Asian Americans, nearly 24 million (according to the 2020 census) have grown by 56% since 2010. The three largest Asian American origin groups are Chinese (5.4 million), Indians (4.6 million), and Filipinos (4.2 million) with Vietnamese, Japanese, and Koreans having communities of more than 1.5 million each in the United States. Geographically nearly half of Asian Americans live in the West and a third in California alone. More than 50% of Asian Americans have a college degree and more Asian Americans live in multigenerational households (25%) than the American population as a whole. The diversity of the Asian American experience inspires AE2C's work in the energy, environment, and commerce sectors.

While AE2C is deeply rooted in the "values, business practices and cultures" of Asia and the United States, membership in AE2C is open to individuals and organizations of all origins and backgrounds. Our members and leaders have wide networks across American and Asian societies which we share through AE2C. We thrive on the meeting of diverse ideas and experiences and welcome all to join and contribute to our work!