Center for Resource Solutions Announces 2008 Green Power Leadership Award Winners

October 27, 2008

DENVER, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) will recognize four leading organizations and one individual tonight for their role in building and shaping the market for renewable energy. The award recipients will be honored during the 2008 Green Power Leadership Awards event in conjunction with the 2008 National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference taking place in Denver this week. The CRS Market Development award category recognizes companies, organizations and individual renewable energy leaders working to build the market for green power.

CRS recognizes market leadership through three awards: Green Power Beacon for innovative marketing campaigns to increase widespread awareness of renewable energy options; Green Power Pilot for cutting-edge outreach efforts by individuals and organizations to boost interest in green power; and the Green Power Pioneer Award for continuous individual achievement in support of renewable energy.

2008 CRS Market Development Awards

A six-person selection committee reviewed nominations in three categories of Market Development Awards. This year’s Green Power Market Development Award Winners are:

   --  Green Power Beacon Award       --  Portland General Electric (PGE) - Launch of GreenPowerOregon.com           Web site       --  Honorable Mention: Detroit Edison - GreenCurrents Ark Promotion   --  Green Power Pilot Award       --  Energy Action Coalition - Campus Climate Challenge       --  Honorable Mention: Green Mountain Energy Company - Hispanic           Marketing Campaign   --  Green Power Pioneer Award       --  Dr. Jan Hamrin (CRS Founder)   

“We are proud to honor these industry leaders, whose continuous efforts are significantly advancing the market for renewable energy,” said Arthur O’Donnell, executive director of the Center for Resource Solutions. “Through their efforts they are showing their commitment, innovation and dedication in supporting the fight against climate change. They are truly leading by example. And we are especially grateful to Jan Hamrin for her career leadership in renewable energy.”

CRS co-sponsors the Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and 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 http://renewableenergymarketing.net/gpla_details.shtml or http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards/winners.htm or

   http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/conference/awards08.html.    2008 EPA Purchaser Awards  

EPA is recognizing 16 leading green power purchasers in three categories: Green Power Partner of the Year, On-Site Generation and Green Power Purchasing. This year’s Green Power Purchaser Award Winners are:

   --  Green Power Partner of the Year:       --  Bellingham, Washington Community       --  Cisco Systems, Inc.       --  Intel Corporation       --  University of Pennsylvania       --  WhiteWave Foods Company   --  On Site Generation:       --  Kohl's Department Stores       --  Lundberg Family Farms   --  Green Power Purchasing:       --  City of Houston, Texas       --  ING       --  Merritt 7 Venture, LLC       --  Oregon State University       --  PepsiCo, Inc.       --  Powdr Resorts       --  The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. /Operations       --  The Philadelphia Phillies       --  U.S. Air Force    2008 DOE Green Power Supplier Awards  

DOE is recognizing four organizations in three categories: New Green Power Program or Company; Small Residential/Commercial/Green Power Program or Supplier of the Year; Large Commercial/Institutional Green Power Program or Supplier of the Year. This year’s Green Power Supplier Award Winners are:

   --  New Green Power Program or Company       --  AmerenUE (St. Louis, Mo.)   --  Small Residential/Commercial Green Power Program or Supplier of the       Year       --  City of Palo Alto Utilities (Palo Alto, Calif.)   --  Large Commercial/Institutional Green Power Program or Supplier of the       Year       --  Sterling Planet (Norcross, Ga.)       --  3Degrees (San Francisco, Calif.)    About the National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference  

For over a decade, the National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference has been the industry’s paramount annual gathering attended by the most influential renewable energy and carbon market stakeholders. Attendees include power marketers, renewable energy developers, large green power purchasers, retail and wholesale green power suppliers, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, government agencies, energy consultants and scientists, and nonprofit experts. It is organized by San Francisco-based CRS, and by the U.S. EPA and DOE.

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. Our 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, visit http://www.resource-solutions.org/.

About the Department of Energy

DOE’s overarching mission is enhancing national security. The priorities of the department’s energy programs are to increase domestic energy production, revolutionize our approach to energy conservation and efficiency, and promote the development of renewable and energy efficiency technologies. For more information, visit http://www.eere.energy.gov/.

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 1000 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 http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.

U.S. Department of Energy

CONTACT: Jeff Swenerton of CRS, +1-415-561-2119,jeff@resource-solutions.org; or Marci Grossman, +1-602-694-8972,Keycommpr@cox.net, for U.S. Department of Energy

Web Site: http://apps3.eere.energy.gov/http://renewableenergymarketing.net/http://www.eere.energy.gov/

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