National Award Honors Leading Green Power Supplier for 2nd Consecutive Year
Submitted by: Renewable Choice Energy
Posted: Oct 19, 2015 – 01:00 PM EST
BOULDER, CO, Oct. 19 /CSRwire/ - Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has received a 2015 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA’s annual Green Power Leadership Awards recognize the country’s leading green power suppliers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented Renewable Choice Energy with the Green Power Supplier of the Year award at an event held in conjunction with the 2015 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Arlington, Virginia on October 19, 2015.
Renewable Choice Energy was one of only three green power suppliers nationwide to receive a Green Power Supplier of the Year Award. The award recognizes green power providers for outstanding efforts, initiatives, and programs that significantly proliferate the use of green power within American businesses and residences and advance the development of green power sources.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the EPA with this prestigious award for our contribution to the green power market for the second year in a row,” said Quayle Hodek, CEO of Renewable Choice Energy. “Use of green power by commercial and industrial organizations is exploding, and we are proud to part of the clean energy revolution. Clean sources of electricity are a sound business decision and an important choice in addressing climate change.”
Green power is zero-emissions electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.
“EPA is pleased to recognize Renewable Choice Energy with a Green Power Supplier of the Year Award for its leadership in expanding the nation’s renewable energy industry,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Through its development of new renewable energy capacity, Renewable Choice Energy is helping to address climate change and put our country on a path to a future powered by renewable resources.”
Since its founding in 2001, Renewable Choice has supplied green power in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs) to thousands of North American businesses including more than 160 of the Fortune 500. In 2006, the company helped Whole Foods Market to become the first corporation to become 100% wind powered, and since that time, hundreds of other large, multinational businesses have followed suit. The company also supplies verified emission reductions (carbon offsets) to its customers, and provides consulting services to large corporate and institutional entities seeking to save money with renewables under a utility-scale, long-term power purchase agreement. This is the second consecutive year that Renewable Choice has received the Green Power Supplier of the Year award.
About Renewable Choice Energy
Renewable Choice Energy is a pioneering global supplier of products and services that advance clean energy development and the adoption of carbon reduction technologies, providing customized solutions to corporate, industrial, and institutional buyers. Recognized as a leading partner to more than 160 Fortune 500 companies, the firm’s portfolio also includes scores of educational institutions, municipalities, green buildings, and small-to-medium enterprises. Renewable Choice was the recipient of prestigious Green Power Leadership Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2006, 2011, and 2014 and is a certified B Corporation. To learn more, visit www.renewablechoice.com.
About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
The 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 collectively 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 additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.
About the Green Power Leadership Awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) co-sponsors the annual Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions. EPA recognizes winners in the following awards categories: Green Power Partner of the Year; Sustained Excellence in Green Power; On-site Generation; Green Power Purchasing; and Green Power Supplier of the Year. EPA’s Green Power Partner awards recognize the exceptional achievement among EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through green power procurement, market leadership, overall green power strategy, and overall impact on the green power market. EPA’s Green Power Supplier awards recognize green power suppliers for outstanding efforts, initiatives and programs that significantly advance the development of green power sources serving the voluntary market. The Awards are held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference. For additional information please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards/.