Awards presented during Renewable Energy Markets 2011 in San Francisco, CA. Senator Jeff Bingaman; Clean Currents; New Leaf Paper, Green Mountain Roasters, Villanti & Sons, Printers; and Tennessee Valley Campus Outreach Program receive national honors

Jeff Swenerton
CRS Communications Director

SAN FRANCISCO (November 16, 2011) — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) will recognize five organizations and one individual today for their role in building and shaping the market for renewable energy over the past year. The award recipients will be honored during the 2011 Green Power Leadership Awards event in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets 2011 conference taking place in San Francisco, CA, this week. The CRS Market Development award category recognizes organizations and individual renewable energy leaders.

CRS recognizes market leadership through four awards: the Best Green Power Education Outreach Program award recognizes effective and unique outreach programs focusing on education related to green power; Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser for promoting the use of green power in an innovative or compelling way; Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier for novelty, originality, and success in a campaign to gain new customers; and the Green Power Pioneer Award for continuous achievement, vision, and dedication to green power.

2011 CRS Market Development Awards
An independent selection committee reviewed dozens of nominations. This year's Green Power Market Development Award Winners are:

  • Best Green Power Education Outreach Program: Tennessee Valley Campus Outreach Program
  • Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser: New Leaf Paper / Green Mountain Roasters / Villanti & Sons, Printers
  • Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier: Clean Currents
  • Green Power Pioneer Award: Senator Jeff Bingaman, (D) New Mexico

"The winners this year have all done an exemplary job in showing leadership to promote clean energy among their customers and constituents," said Jennifer Martin, CRS executive director. "At a time when organizations and individuals nationwide are realizing the benefits of clean energy and choosing it for themselves in record numbers, these winners set themselves apart for their commitment, innovation, and dedication to advancing the case for 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 Renewable Energy Markets 2011 or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or U.S. Department of Energy.


About Renewable Energy Markets
For nearly two decades, Renewable Energy Markets (REM) has defined and expanded marketplace opportunities for clean power. Bridging the interests of renewable energy generators, sellers, and utilities with those of purchasers, policymakers, and the communities that benefit from clean energy, REM is the nation's premier forum for the energy community to gather, learn from each other, and recognize best practices for promoting renewable energy. It is organized by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and co-sponsored by the Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more at

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. Its 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 about its programs, including Green-e, visit and

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

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



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