The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today presents six Innovation Awards and five Special Recognition Awards at its annual meeting in Anaheim, CA. Selected through a competitive process, the Innovation Awards were made in six categories: The Rahus Institute (non-profit); the State of Michigan (state government); We Energies (college and university); the Advanced Transportation Technology and Energy Center and Hands On Solar (workforce development); Bonneville Environmental Foundation (K-12); and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (local government)

"This year's Innovation Awards nominations were unprecedented in the number submitted and the scope of activities being undertaken across the country, adding yet more proof that renewable energy and concepts of sustainability are starting to permeate the collective consciousness of the American public," said Ken Jurman, IREC's Chair.