Bioenergy

Nominations Sought for NJ Clean Energy Leadership Awards

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and its Office of Clean Energy are accepting entries for the 2006 New Jersey Clean Energy Leadership Awards, which recognize in-state organizations that benefit their businesses and communities through the selection and implementation of effective and innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

“Hundreds of individuals, businesses and communities are actively driving New Jersey’s clean energy market,” said NJBPU President Jeanne M. Fox. “Through this awards program, we aim to recognize those leaders who serve as a model for energy conservation and the development of renewable energy resources.” All entries are due by June 1, 2006, and projects must be developed and/or located in New Jersey to be eligible. The 2006 winners will be announced at this year’s New Jersey Clean Energy Conference scheduled for September 18 at the New Brunswick Hyatt Regency Hotel. Eligible nominations may include: — Solar energy installations or outstanding projects that promote the use of renewable energy technology in New Jersey schools, communities or businesses. — Clean Energy manufacturers based in New Jersey. — Businesses that demonstrate innovation in advancing the market for clean energy and clean energy technologies. — Educational programs (not exclusive to schools). — Energy-efficient building design. — Projects that use renewable energy in combination with energy efficiency technology or processes. — Renewable energy initiatives at a school or college. — New industrial processes and/or equipment. — Clean energy innovations, which include new methods utilizing existing technologies. — Use of alternative fuels. — Use of renewable energy. Last year’s Clean Energy Leadership Awards recipients were Johnson & Johnson, Dome-Tech, the Bayonne Board of Education, Township of Montclair and the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.