Renewable Choice Energy Founder and CEO Quayle Hodek to Speak at TEDxMaui

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Innovative leader in renewable energy will discuss the importance of renewables to future growth

“It is an honor to join other forward-thinkers in advancing a variety of social, educational, and environmental initiatives through the TED forum.”
~ Quayle Hodek
CEO, Renewable Choice Energy

Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that founder and CEO Quayle Hodek will be a featured speaker at the upcoming TEDxMaui event held January 13, 2013 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Hodek is widely recognized as a pioneer in green power marketing for his efforts introducing renewable energy and carbon reduction options to new markets and industries. Since founding the company in 2001, Hodek has built Renewable Choice into one of the largest and most respected renewable energy and sustainability companies in the U.S. In 2006, Hodek helped Whole Foods Market become the first major corporation to go to 100% renewable energy, spurring dozens of other multinational corporations to follow suit. Today, the company’s clients include 50 of the Fortune 500, more than 3,500 LEED-certified green buildings, and scores of government clients and middle-market businesses.

"TEDxMaui brings together innovative and inspiring speakers and performers who have the courage to dream and change the world with revolutionary ideas. We are honored and grateful to have Quayle as part of our 2013 line up as he certainly fits the bill," said Katie McMillan, Founder of TEDxMaui.

Under Hodek’s leadership, Renewable Choice has developed innovative products and services to meet the growing demand for sustainable alternatives, including the Wind Power Card, the first renewable energy retail product; Green Your Phone, a cell phone offset product developed in conjunction with Best Buy; and Mosaic, a web-based carbon management software platform that helps organizations of all sizes measure and reduce their carbon emissions.

Hodek was instrumental in the creation of the Green-e Certification Program, North America’s highest industry standard for renewable energy purchasing. Hodek and Renewable Choice are also founding members of the Renewable Energy Marketers Association (REMA), a trade association dedicated to maintaining and growing strong markets for renewable energy in the U.S.

Called one of the “7 Hottest CEOs” by Treehugger.com and named one of Red Herring’s top 25 entrepreneurs under 35, Hodek has been featured in numerous national and international media outlets including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and given the Green Power Beacon award for market development from the U.S. Department of Energy.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at the TEDxMaui event,” said Hodek. “It is an honor to join other forward-thinkers in advancing a variety of social, educational, and environmental initiatives through the TED forum.”

The TEDxMaui event will feature presenters who have worked to change the world with revolutionary ideas. In addition to Hodek, the TEDxMaui line-up includes such visionaries as artist Alex Grey, corporate shaman Jim Channon, and the Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith.

About Renewable Choice
Founded in 2001, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy is a leading global provider of renewable energy credits (RECs), carbon offsets, greenhouse gas measurement services and software, supply chain sustainability consulting, and energy efficiency solutions. Renewable Choice works with Fortune 500 Companies, educational institutions, small businesses, residential customers and has worked on over 3,500 LEED® green building projects. Renewable Choice and its clients have received prestigious awards from the EPA and DOE for supporting and expanding the renewable energy market—including the coveted EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year in 2012—and have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, USA TODAY, and more. To learn more, visit http://www.renewablechoice.com.

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