PORTLAND (October 20, 2010) — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) will recognize three companies and one individual tonight for their role in building and shaping the market for renewable energy over the past year. The award recipients will be honored during the 2010 Green Power Leadership Awards event in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets 2010 conference taking place in Portland, OR, this week. The CRS Market Development award category recognizes organizations and individual renewable energy leaders.
CRS recognizes market leadership through four awards: the Best Green Power Education Outreach Program award recognizes effective and unique outreach programs focusing on education related to green power; Best Promotional Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser for promoting the 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 a campaign to gain new 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.
2010 CRS Market Development Awards
A six-person selection committee reviewed dozens of nominations. This year’s Green Power Market Development Award Winners are:
Best Green Power Education Outreach Program: Arizona Public Service, for The Renewables
Best Promotional Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser: Sundance Square
Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier: Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power
Green Power Pioneer Award: Thor Hinckley, Portland General Electric
“These organizations and individuals have proven their leadership in advancing clean energy and have set an example that we hope many others will follow,” said Arthur O’Donnell, executive director of Center for Resource Solutions. “Their enormous dedication and creativity set them apart this year in a crowded field, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to honor them tonight.”
About Renewable Energy Markets
For 15 years, Renewable Energy Markets (REM) has defined and expanded marketplace opportunities for clean power. Bridging the interests of renewable energy generators, marketers, and utilities with those of purchasers, policymakers, and the communities that benefit from clean energy, REM is the nation’s premier forum for the energy community to gather, learn from each other, and recognize best practices for promoting renewable energy. The 2010 conference takes place in Portland, OR, from October 19–22, 2010. It is organized by Center for Resource Solutions, a nonprofit in San Francisco, CA, and sponsored by the U.S. EPA and DOE. Learn more at www.renewableenergymarkets.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, including Green-e, visit www.resource-solutions.org and www.green-e.org.
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 www.eere.energy.gov.
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 www.epa.gov/greenpower.