The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced the 2013 Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets 2013 conference in Austin, Texas. The EPA recognizes exceptional achievement among EPA Green Power partners and green power suppliers, and differentiates award categories between green power purchaser and supplier awards.
The EPA handed out a total of twenty-four Green Power Leadership Awards. On the purchaser side, Cisco Systems, Georgetown University, Microsoft Corporation, and The Ohio State University were named Green Power Partners of the Year, and Cincinnati, OH and Mercer Island, WA were named Green Power Communities of the Year. Additionally, Apple, Kaiser Permanente, and Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations each received awards for on-site generation, and Intel, Kohl's, and Staples all received awards for sustained excellence in green power. On the supplier side, 3Degrees, Dominion Virginia Power, and Sterling Planet were named Green Power Suppliers of the year.
In addition to the EPA Green Power awards, CRS announced six award recipients: Women of Wind Energy was named Best Green Power Education Outreach Program; BMW was given an award for Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser, and Clean Currents, Pacific Power, and Rocky Mountain Power were all awarded for the Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier. The Green Power Leader of the Year was awarded to Jon Wellinghoff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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