C&I, Hydropower, Project Development

Green Power Leaders Honored for Developments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) honored organizations for advancing development of the green power market. The annual Green Power Leadership Awards, which were held in conjunction with the National Green Power Marketing Conference, recognized leading national green power purchasers and suppliers.

Chicago, Illinois – November 11, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The EPA and DOE presented awards for leadership in green power purchasing to 19 organizations. The highest honor, Green Power Partner of the Year Award, was presented to the University of Pennsylvania, the City of Portland, Johnson & Johnson, and Dyess Air Force Base. Additional awards winners included the following: White Wave; Clif Bar; Tower Companies; Kinko’s; Austin Grill; State of New Jersey; City of Moab; BMW; Toyota Motors Sales; Fala Direct Marketing; Domaine Carneros; Hayward Lumber; the City of San Diego, California; and Solano County, California. “Forward-thinking companies recognize that buying green power is an important step in corporate environmental responsibility,” said Kathleen Hogan, Director of EPA’s Climate Protection Partnerships Division. The national green power market is growing in response to demand from leading commercial and industrial organizations, universities, and state and local governments. Because of market demand created by voluntary green power markets, over 1000 MW of new renewable generating capacity have already been brought on-line, with another 400 megawatts planned. “The 2003 Green Power Leadership Awards demonstrate impressive growth of green power purchases and the increasing opportunities to use renewable energy nationally,” said Mark Ginsberg of the DOE. Recognition for outstanding leadership by green power marketers and renewable energy advocates were given by the Center for Resource Solutions. The Green Power Supplier and Market Builder Awards were presented to the following: Green Mountain Energy Company for the Keep Winter Cool” Sustainable Slopes Event; Austin Energy’s GreenChoice Program; Sarah Wright, Coordinator of the Utah Wind Power Campaign; Think Energy; Michael Freeman, of Exelon; and Rachel Shimshak, of the Renewable Northwest Project. “Recognition for the exceptional efforts of leading green power marketers, renewable energy advocates, and government agencies, is fundamental to building the renewable energy industry,” said Jan Hamrin, Executive Director of CRS. “Their contributions through innovative marketing and educational outreach lead to the green power purchases that help increase our renewable energy supply and protect our natural resources.”