AUSTIN, TX, September 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) recognized five organizations and one individual today for their role in building and shaping the market for renewable energy over the past year. The award recipients were honored during the 2013 Green Power Leadership Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets 2013 conference taking place in Austin, TX this week. 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 four awards: the Best Green Power Education Outreach Program award recognizes effective and unique outreach programs focusing on education related to green power; Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser recognizes an organization that promotes the use of green power in an innovative or compelling way; Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier is given for novelty, originality, and success in a campaign to gain new customers; and the Green Power Leader of the Year is awarded to an individual for continuous achievement, vision, and dedication to green power.
2013 CRS Market Development Awards
An independent selection committee reviewed dozens of nominations. This year's Green Power Market Development Award Winners are:
Best Green Power Education Outreach Program: Women of Wind Energy
Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser: BMW
Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier: Clean Currents, Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power
Green Power Leader of the Year Award: Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
"Our winners this year represent an amazing breadth of ingenuity, creativity, and hard work in the service of clean energy," said Jennifer Martin, executive director of Center for Resource Solutions. "There is much work to be done in increasing demand for renewable energy, and these organizations and individuals have each done an exemplary job in spreading awareness and driving adoption nationwide."
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: Purchasers, Suppliers, and Market Development. For more information about the awards, visit the Green Power Leadership Awards
page or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's GPLA
About Renewable Energy Markets
For nearly 20 years, the annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference has been the leading forum for the clean energy marketplace. Attracting participants from around the globe who share an interest in and commitment to promoting clean energy, REM remains the only conference of its kind focusing on national and international markets for renewable energy. Organized by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this annual meeting of clean energy stakeholders includes generators, marketers, utility representatives, purchasers, policymakers, and regional stakeholders, and sets the agenda for the year to come. This year's conference is September 22–24 in Austin, TX .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
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 1,300 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
CRS Communications Director