“Through its support and development of new renewable energy capacity, Renewable Choice is helping to address climate change and put our country on a path to a future powered by renewable resources.” - Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator.
BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) November 20, 2014
Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has received a 2014 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual 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 will present Renewable Choice with the award at an event held in conjunction with the 2014 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Sacramento, California on December 3, 2014.
Renewable Choice Energy was one of only four 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 advance the development of green power sources.
“It is an honor for us to receive this prestigious award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek. “For more than a decade, we’ve been providing companies with green power solutions, and we’ve seen dramatic changes in the voluntary market during that time. Green power is more important than ever in helping companies to address their energy needs and climate impact, and it’s gratifying to know that we—and our clients--are part of this clean energy revolution.”
Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydro. Using green power accelerates the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.
“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 support and development of new renewable energy capacity, Renewable Choice 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 become a name synonymous with leadership in the green power marketplace. The company provides Green-e® Energy certified renewable energy credits (RECs), Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets, sustainability consulting, and renewable energy advisory services to thousands of U.S. and Canadian businesses and more than 5,000 LEED®-certified green building projects worldwide. The company currently supplies green power to over 270 EPA Green Power Partners for a total of more than 4 billion kilowatt hours annually.
About Renewable Choice Energy
Renewable Choice Energy is a leading global provider of products and services that help companies understand and reduce their climate impact. The company offers a broad portfolio of solutions, including Green-e® certified renewable energy credits and carbon offsets, sustainability consulting, and renewable energy advisory services. Recognized as a trusted partner to thousands of major brands, municipalities, universities, green buildings, and small-to-medium sized businesses, Renewable Choice received the Green Power Supplier of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2012 and 2014 and is a certified B Corporation. To learn more, visit http://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; Green Power Community of the Year; 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/.
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