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CRS Announces 2017 Green Power Leadership Award Winners
Annual awards honor outstanding achievements by individuals and organizations in promoting green power
NEW YORK, NY (October 23, 2017)—Today Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)presented the 17th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to organizations and individuals for their roles in promoting and expanding the use of clean, renewable energy over the past year. The awards were presented at the Renewable Energy Markets 2017 conference in New York, NY.
“This year’s winners are true leaders in helping expand access to renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin. “Thanks to their work, clean energy is becoming the low-cost choice, and a source of incredible innovation and job creation for communities around the world.”
The U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership also recognized 19 Partners in four categories: Excellence in Green Power Use, Direct Project Engagement, Green Power Community of the Year, 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 presented Market Development Awards to 10 winners in four award categories:
Green Power Market Development: A Better City, Google Inc., Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Rocky Mountain Power, and WGL Energy.
International Green Power Market Development: Apple Inc.
Leadership in Green Power Education: Clif Bar & Company, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and RE-volv.
Green Power Leader of the Year: Jan Pepper, Peninsula Clean Energy.
Renewable energy generation remains on track to be the fastest growing source of electricity in the country for the third year in a row, with more than 10 percent growth in the first half of 2017. This year’s award recipients were selected for their commitment to increasing green power use, from installing green power on-site to innovative purchasing. The awardees were selected based on many criteria, including the size and scale of their green power use, leadership and innovation in purchasing and generating green power, internal and external communications efforts, as well as organizational strategy for investing in green power.
For more information about the 2017 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.