Houston, TX (October 10, 2018)—The nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) presented the 18th annual Green Power Leadership Awards today, awarding eight organizations and one individual for their roles in promoting and expanding the use of clean, renewable energy. The awards were presented at the Renewable Energy Markets 2018 conference in Houston, TX in the categories of Green Power Market Development, International Green Power Market Development, Leadership in Green Power Education, and Green Power Leader of the Year.
“The impact our winners this year have made in advancing clean energy is incredible,” said CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin. “From innovative ways to promote and market renewables, to the sheer volume of new generation in the ground, they are true leaders in making green power the fastest growing energy source in the nation.”
The U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership also recognized 10 winners in three categories: Excellence in Green Power Use, Direct Project Engagement, and Green Power Partner of the Year. More information about EPA’s recognition is available at www.epa.gov/greenpower/green-power-leadership-awards.
Center for Resource Solutions Market Development Awards
Green Power Market Development: Microsoft Corporation, Puget Sound Energy, Silicon Ranch, and T-Mobile US, Inc.
International Green Power Market Development: Apple Inc., and Google Inc.
Leadership in Green Power Education: Cornell University, and The Redford Center
Green Power Leader of the Year: Janet Napolitano, University of California
Renewable energy is the fastest-growing source of energy generation in the country, with renewable energy sources providing more electricity than nuclear power in over half of U.S. states and more electricity than coal in a third. Nationwide, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, renewable sources now account for 21% of the total available installed generating capacity. That is more than double the generating capacity of the nation’s nuclear power plants, and rapidly approaching the capacity of the nation’s coal plants (23%), which has dropped 5% in the last five years. In the first half of 2018, solar energy output grew 25%, followed by 11% for wind. Renewable energy currently accounts for 13% of domestic energy production.
For more information about the 2018 Green Power Leadership Award winners, visit www.greenpowerleadershipawards.com.
About the Green Power Leadership Awards
The annual Green Power Leadership Awards (GPLAs) are competitive awards that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. By choosing green power instead of conventional electricity, consumers, businesses, and organizations can support increased deployment of renewable energy technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation and increase energy security. The GPLAs are presented by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference. Learn more at www.greenpowerleadershipawards.com.
About Center for Resource Solutions
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is a national nonprofit with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Its leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets. For more information about its programs, visit www.resource-solutions.org.