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2016 Green Power Leadership Award Winners

2016 Green Power Leadership Award Winners

We would like to congratulate the winners of the 2016 Green Power Leadership Awards (GPLAs). They received their awards at the ceremony taking place on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Renewable Energy Markets conference in San Francisco, CA. Learn more at www.greenpowerleadershipawards.com.

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  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • Center for Resource Solutions

  2. Presented by the U.S. EPA Green Power
 Partner Awards

  3. Excellence in Green Power Use

  4. Excellence in Green Power Use Biogen, Inc.

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  6. —Johanna C. Jobin
 Director of Global Sustainability “At Biogen, we

    are inspired every day to have the most positive impact we can possibly have on the lives of patients and communities around the globe, as well as the environment we all share. Our ongoing commitment to carbon neutrality and green power is just one of the ways we are working towards just that.”
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  8. Excellence in Green Power Use BNY Mellon

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  12. —Carol Britton
 COO of Corporate Services “We are continually looking

    for new ways to manage our environmental impact to help address climate change issues for our clients, people and communities around the world. Our support for renewable energy generation through the purchase of enough green power to meet our organization’s electricity use is one of the ways we’re delivering on our commitment to environmental management.”
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  14. Excellence in Green Power Use Forest County
 Potawatomi Community, WI

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  17. —Jeff Crawford Forest County Potawatomi Attorney General “We are proud

    to receive this prestigious award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Purchasing green power helps us reduce our carbon footprint and meet our goal of being more sustainable. It also sends a message to others across the U.S. that supporting clean sources of electricity is a sound business decision.”
  18. Excellence in Green Power Use Goldman Sachs

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  22. —Anthony Cammarata Managing Director,
 Corporate Services and Real Estate “Targeting

    100% renewable energy across our operations by 2020 is part of our broader commitment to minimizing our operational impact and achieving carbon neutrality. As a creditworthy long-term off-taker, we can help facilitate deployment of new renewable energy projects. This is a prerequisite of sound environmental policy and a necessary complement to our core business activities. More broadly, Goldman Sachs has a goal to facilitate $150 billion in financing and investing to scale-up clean energy.”
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  24. Excellence in Green Power Use Government of the District of

    Columbia (Washington, D.C.)
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  28. — Muriel Bowser Mayor of the District of Columbia “The

    District of Columbia is proud to receive this prestigious award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Cities are leading the fight against climate change and D.C. is proud to compete amongst the best. From the Paris Accord to compliance with the Compact of Mayors, my Administration is accelerating more ambitious, collaborative, and sustainable local climate actions.”
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  30. Excellence in Green Power Use Intel Corporation

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  34. —Marty Sedler Director of Global Utilities and Infrastructure “Intel is

    committed to continue its strong dedication to increasing its use of green power globally. We implement a portfolio of technology supplies, both from the grid and on-site projects directly supplying our buildings. By installing and testing innovative projects...we learn new opportunities for greener energy supplies and support the scaling of their implementation. The solution to a cleaner energy supply will require new innovation, multiple supply technologies and willingness to try new approaches.”
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  36. Excellence in Green Power Use SC Johnson

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  40. —Kelly M. Semrau SVP Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability

    “SC Johnson has a long standing commitment to the environment, and it’s an honor to continue to be recognized for our efforts in greenhouse gas reduction. Since 2000, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by almost 50 percent worldwide, but we are committed to doing more because we always want to make life better for the next generation.”
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  42. Direct Project Engagement

  43. General Motors /
 GM Orion Assembly Plant Direct Project Engagement

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  47. —Alicia Boler-Davis Vice President of Global Manufacturing “Building the Bolt

    EV in a facility that is 54 percent powered by clean energy further adds to the car’s environmental credentials. It’s an example of how we live our global sustainable manufacturing commitment while improving our bottom line.”
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  49. Google Inc. Direct Project Engagement

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  52. “At Google, we have a goal of powering our operations

    with 100% renewable energy, not only because we believe the transition to a clean energy is critical to helping address climate change, but because we believe running our company on renewable energy makes good business sense...we are honored by this recognition and will continue to collaborate with public and private organizations to help us all realize the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.” — Neha Palmer,
 Head of Energy Strategy, Global Infrastructure
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  54. HARBEC, Inc. Direct Project Engagement

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  58. —Bob Bechtold President and Founder “For the past 15 years

    we have been on a deliberate journey to reduce our carbon emissions by producing and/or purchasing green power. We are grateful to have partners like the EPA to help us magnify the economic and environmental benefits of green and sustainable energy solutions for manufacturers.”
  59. TECHNICAL INNOVATION WITH ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

  60. Green Power Community
 of the Year

  61. Maplewood Community, MO Green Power Community of the Year

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  65. —Jim White Mayor “We are proud to receive this prestigious

    award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Supporting green power is a way our business and residential community and school district work together to make our city more sustainable. Adopting a program to utilize clean sources of electricity has served as a foundation in helping us establish viable sustainability goals and helped us to reduce the City’s carbon footprint.”
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  67. Green Power Partner of the Year

  68. Cisco Systems Green Power Partner of the Year

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  72. — Ali Ahmed Global Energy and Sustainability Leader “Enabling a

    diverse energy supply through low- carbon and renewable sources is key to meeting Cisco’s sustainability goals. We are very proud to win this award in recognition of both our historical support and continued commitment to including renewable energy as a significant part of our global energy and sustainability strategy moving forward.”
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  74. Jackson Family Wines Green Power Partner of the Year

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  78. —Katie Jackson Vice President, Sustainability and External Affairs “It is

    a great honor to be the first winery selected by the EPA as a Green Power Partner of the Year. Our investment in renewable energy is driven by my family’s commitment to make the highest quality wines in the most responsible manner for many generations to come.”
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  80. University at Buffalo,
 the State University of New York Green

    Power Partner of the Year
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  84. —Laura Hubbard Vice President for Finance and Administration “UB is

    honored to be recognized by the EPA as a national leader in using clean, renewable energy. We are committed to making UB a more sustainable campus through a variety of green power initiatives.”
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  86. Sustained Excellence in Green Power

  87. Sustained Excellence in Green Power Apple Inc.

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  91. Sustained Excellence in Green Power Kohl’s Department Stores

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  93. —John Booher Senior Manager of Environmental Standards “Kohl’s seeks to

    be an environmentally responsible retailer through initiatives including the use and support of renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, among others. Providing healthy and engaging store environments for our customers, associates and communities is important both as a national retailer and good corporate citizen.”
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  95. — Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. EPA “When it comes to

    reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting public health, Green Power Leadership Award winners are leading the way. I commend the work they do to grow the renewable energy market and spur innovation. These organizations show how making green power a priority isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for business, too.”
  96. Presented by Center for Resource Solutions Market Development Awards

  97. Green Power Market Development

  98. Green Power Market Development Apex Clean Energy

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  102. —Sandy Reisky, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer “Apex is a

    mission-driven group of professionals, united by our unprecedented opportunity to help the nation shift away from fossil fuels and move clean energy forward, faster.”
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  104. Green Power Market Development Bloomberg LP

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  109. Robert Griffin Department of the Navy REPO Green Power Market

    Development
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  111. Green Power Market Development MCE

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  115. —Dawn Weisz CEO “MCE started as a blue-sky idea bigger

    than any one of us. With the help of local leadership, businesses, and residents, we redefined the energy landscape and created choices where there were none before.”
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  117. Green Power Market Development Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Program

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  122. International Green Power
 Market Development

  123. International Green Power Market Development Apple Inc.

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  127. International Green Power Market Development Google, Inc.

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  130. “At Google, we have a goal of powering our operations

    with 100% renewable energy, not only because we believe the transition to a clean energy is critical to helping address climate change, but because we believe running our company on renewable energy makes good business sense...we are honored by this recognition and will continue to collaborate with public and private organizations to help us all realize the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.” — Neha Palmer,
 Head of Energy Strategy, Global Infrastructure
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  132. Leadership in Green
 Power Education

  133. John Schaeffer
 Real Goods Solar Living Institute Leadership in Green

    Power Education
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  137. “Perhaps we can be the generation that rose above the

    excess and decadence to turn things around. We have a chance—maybe our last—to embrace a vision of a fulfilling and sustainable future.” —John Schaeffer,
 Founder and Board Chair, Solar Living Institute Founder and Owner, Real Goods
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  139. Green Power Leader of the Year

  140. Green Power Leader of the Year Governor Jerry Brown

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