CRS Announces 2014 Green Power Leadership Award Winners


Center for Resource Solutions Announces 2014 Green Power Leadership Award Winners

Awards to be presented during Renewable Energy Markets 2014 in Sacramento, CA. Apple Inc., SMUD, White House CEQ to receive top honors

Jeff Swenerton
Center for Resource Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 19, 2014)—Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) will recognize four organizations and two individuals for their role in building and shaping the market for renewable energy over the past year. The award recipients will be honored during the 2014 Green Power Leadership Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets 2014 conference taking place in Sacramento, CA from December 2–4. The CRS Market Development Award category recognizes organizations and individual renewable energy leaders that have helped increase the demand for clean energy through their actions.

CRS recognizes market leadership through three awards: the Green Power Market Development award recognizes organizations and individuals building and growing the voluntary market for green power; Leadership in Green Power Education recognizes effective and unique programs and organizations focusing on green power education; and Green Power Leader of the Year honors outstanding leadership by an individual who is leveraging his or her influence, power, position, or purchasing power to increase the prevalence of renewable energy.

An independent selection committee reviewed the nominations and awarded these Green Power Leadership Awards in Market Development:

Green Power Market Development
Apple Inc.
Mary Sotos, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Leadership in Green Power Education
Puget Sound Energy

Green Power Leader of the Year
Robert Maddox, Sterling Planet

“In another year of incredible growth in renewable energy development, these award winners stand out for their dedication to building and promoting clean energy use by individuals and organizations nationwide,” said Jennifer Martin, executive director of Center for Resource Solutions.

CRS co-sponsors the Green Power Leadership Awards with 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: Market Development, Purchasers, and Suppliers. For more information about the awards, visit the 2014 Green Power Leadership Awards.


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