November 2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced the 2014 Green Power Leadership Awards. The awards will be presented at the Renewable Energy Markets 2014 conference in Sacramento, CA. 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 recognized a total of twenty-three organizations. On the purchaser side, Apple, BD, Google, and Oklahoma State University were named Green Power Partners of the Year, and Medford, Oregon and Oak Ridge, Tennessee were named Green Power Communities of the Year. Also, the City of Las Vegas, Nevada and the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania received awards for on-site generation, and Intel and Kohl's received awards for sustained excellence in green power again this year. On the supplier side, 3Degrees Group, Portland General Electric, Renewable Choice Energy, and Washington Gas Energy Services were named Green Power Suppliers of the Year. In addition, the 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award went to the City of Beaverton, Oregon; the City of Houston, Texas; Herman Miller; June Key Delta Community Center; Philadelphia Insurance Companies; REI; Steelcase; Town of Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Trek Bicycle Corporation.
CRS recognized individuals, companies, and other renewable industry leaders through three awards. The Green Power Market Development award was given to Apple, Mary Sotos, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The Leadership in Green Power Education award was given to Puget Sound Energy, and the Green Power Leader of the Year was given to Robert Maddox.
News Release - EPA Green Power Partner Awards
News Release - Green Power Leadership Awards: 2014 Winners