Center For Resource Solutions Announces 2009 Green Power Leadership Award Winners


Awards presented during Renewable Energy Markets 2009 in Atlanta. AmerenUE, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Ed Holt, and PepsiCo, Inc., receive national honors

Jeff Swenerton
CRS Communications Director

ATLANTA (September 14, 2009) — The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) will recognize three leading organizations and one individual tonight for their role in building and shaping the market for renewable energy. The award recipients will be honored during the Ninth Annual Green Power Leadership Awards event in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets 2009 Conference taking place in Atlanta this week. The CRS Market Development award category recognizes organizations and individual renewable energy leaders.

CRS recognizes market leadership through four awards: Best Green Power Education Outreach Program for marketing work that spreads the word about the environmental benefits of green power and efforts to boost public interest in renewable energy; Best Promotional Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser for promoting their use of green power in an innovative or compelling way; Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier for the novelty, originality and success in generating customers; and the Green Power Pioneer Award for cutting-edge outreach efforts, continuous achievement and dedication by an individual for helping to create the green power industry.

A six-person selection committee reviewed nearly 50 nominations. This year’s Green Power Market Development Award Winners are:

  • Best Green Power Education Outreach Program: Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Solar 4R Schools Program
  • Best Promotional Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser: PepsiCo (for SunChips)
  • Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier: AmerenUE
  • Green Power Pioneer Award: Ed Holt

“We are proud to honor these industry leaders, whose continuous efforts are significantly advancing the market for renewable energy,” said Arthur O’Donnell, executive director of the Center for Resource Solutions. “Through their efforts they are showing their commitment, innovation and dedication in supporting the fight against climate change. They are truly leading by example.”

CRS co-sponsors the Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Green Power Leadership Awards recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace in the following three categories: Purchasers, Suppliers, and Market Development. For more information about the awards, visit or or

2009 EPA Purchaser Awards
EPA is recognizing 17 leading green power purchasers in three categories: Green Power Partner of the Year, On-Site Generation, and Green Power Purchasing. This year’s Green Power Purchaser Award Winners are:

Green Power Partner of the Year (4)

  • Deutsche Bank, AG
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.

On Site Generation (3)

  • Applied Materials
  • Butte-Glenn Community College District
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. / California and Texas Facilities

Green Power Purchasing (10)

  • Beaulieu Commercial
  • Bloomberg LP
  • EarthColor, Inc.
  • Foulger-Pratt Management, Inc.
  • The Joinery
  • Motorola, Inc.
  • Neenah Paper, Inc.
  • Shaklee Corporation
  • Steelcase USA
  • Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium

2009 DOE Green Power Supplier Awards
DOE is recognizing five organizations in two categories: Non-Utility Green Power Supplier of the Year and Utility Green Power Program of the Year. This year’s Green Power Supplier Award Winners are:

Non-Utility Green Power Supplier of the Year (2)

  • 3Degrees
  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Utility Green Power Program of the Year (3)

  • Central Vermont Public Service Corporation – Cow Power™
  • Madison Gas and Electric Company
  • Puget Sound Energy

About Renewable Energy Markets
For 14 years Renewable Energy Markets has been the paramount annual gathering attended by leading renewable energy and green power industry stakeholders. Each year attendees include the most influential key players, including power marketers, renewable energy developers, large purchasers, retail and wholesale green power suppliers, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, government agencies, energy consultants and nonprofit experts gather to listen to their peers present on the major issues facing the industry. It is organized by Center for Resource Solutions, a nonprofit in San Francisco, CA, and sponsored by the U.S. EPA and DOE.

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, including Green-e, visit and

About the Department of Energy
DOE’s overarching mission is enhancing national security. The priorities of the department’s energy programs are to increase domestic energy production, revolutionize our approach to energy conservation and efficiency, and promote the development of renewable and energy efficiency technologies. For more information, visit

About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1000 Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500 companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities. For more information, visit



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