This month saw the announcement of the U.S. Department of Energy – Green Power Leadership Awards for 2011. These annual awards play an important role in recognizing the efforts of organizations in the development of green power.
The awards fall into three main categories:
- Green Power Suppliers
- Green Power Purchasers
- Green Power Market Development
DOE Green Power Supplier Awards
Sponsored by the DOE these awards recognize exceptional contributions to the supply of voluntary green power. The winners have been deemed to have made an extraordinary impact on public awareness and market development through product and marketing innovation which has led to a wider adoption of renewable energy.
Winners in 2011:
Utility Green Power Program of the Year
Innovative Green Power Program of the Year
Clean Energy Collective
“Having now been named Non-Utility Green Power Supplier of the Year for the fifth straight year, my primary reaction is one of gratitude,” said Dan Kalafatas, CEO of 3Degrees. “Gratitude to all of the people, on the 3Degrees team and throughout the industry, whose commitment to renewable energy has helped build the green power market into what it is today.”
EPA Green Power Purchaser Awards
This category is sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Winners are rewarded for innovative purchasing strategies which have impacted on the market for green power and which show the way for others to follow.
Winners in 2011:
Green Power Purchasing
Adobe Systems Inc.
Franklin & Marshall College
Jackson Family Wines
Santa Clara University
State Street Corporation
University of Central Oklahoma
CRS Market Development Awards
Awarded by the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), the Market Development Awards recognize organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the market for green power. Winners have demonstrated their impact on the market through innovative marketing and campaigning in support of renewable energy options.
Best Green Power Education Outreach Program
Tennessee Valley Campus Outreach Program
Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier