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2019 Green Power Leadership Awards

2019 Green Power Leadership Awards

The presentation from the 2019 GPLAs, given out at Renewable Energy Markets 2019 in San Diego, CA.

Center for Resource Solutions

September 05, 2019
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  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • Center for Resource Solutions

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

    Partner Awards

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  3. Excellence in Green Power Use

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  4. Bank of America
    Excellence in Green Power Use

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  5. “In our role as a global financial institution, we have a
    responsibility to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon,
    more sustainable environment. We’re working to reduce our
    environmental impact across our global operations, including
    purchasing 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2020, and
    we continue to implement and partner on innovative renewable
    energy generation to support our communities.”
    — Andrew Plepler

    Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance

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  6. City of Dallas
    Excellence in Green Power Use

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  7. “With the adoption of our first official green energy policy
    earlier this year, Dallas’ commitment to green energy is
    expanding beyond renewable energy credits to on- and off-site
    renewable energy development projects and programs to
    encourage our residents to use more renewable energy as well.”

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  8. Dallas/Fort Worth 

    International Airport
    Excellence in Green Power Use

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  9. “DFW advances the use of green power among industry stakeholders by
    demonstrating that sustainable operations make business sense. Since
    2010, DFW has achieved a 27% reduction in electricity costs as well as an
    83% reduction in carbon emissions on a per passenger basis, even while
    total passengers at the airport increased by 22% over the same period.
    DFW is proud to be an industry leader in the use of green power”

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  10. Kohler Co.
    Excellence in Green Power Use

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  11. Northampton Community College
    Excellence in Green Power Use

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  12. “As the largest community college consumer of green power
    in the nation, and with our Monroe Campus LEED Gold
    and net-zero energy building certified, Northampton
    Community College strives to demonstrate what it means to
    be sustainable to our community as well as teaching our
    students to be great stewards of our planet.”
    — Dr. Mark Erickson, 

    President, Northampton Community College

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  13. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Excellence in Green Power Use

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  14. “Last year, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced plans
    to source renewable energy for 100% of the energy used for
    all of its factories, office buildings, and operational facilities
    in the United States, Europe, and China by 2020. As a
    result, Samsung sourced 100% renewable energy at
    Samsung Electronics America, Samsung Semiconductor
    USA, and Samsung Austin Semiconductor using solar arrays
    and Renewable Energy Certificates from wind power.”

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  15. Switch
    Excellence in Green Power Use

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  16. “Switch is proud to be a global sustainability leader. Built on
    the vision of our Founder and CEO Rob Roy, we power all of
    our data centers with 100%, locally sourced renewable energy
    and we remain committed to advocating for policies that
    advance the development and implementation of green power.”
    —Adam Kramer
    EVP of Strategy

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  17. Direct Project Engagement

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  18. Blue Lake Rancheria
    Direct Project Engagement

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  19. “The Tribe has found green power to be as essential to economic
    health as it is to our general health. We will achieve zero net
    greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. We are ahead of schedule, and
    our community and economy are reaping the benefits.”

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  20. Equinix, Inc.
    Direct Project Engagement

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  21. “As the leading global interconnection and data center company, Equinix
    is dedicated to powering, protecting and connecting the organizations and
    ecosystems that will shape this new era, and doing so in a sustainable and
    responsible way… We have joined forces with numerous partners and
    peers on a committed path to achieve 100% clean and renewable energy
    across our global operations. In 2018, we made substantial progress
    against this goal, covering over 90% of our footprint worldwide with net-
    zero carbon emission renewable energy products.”

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  22. General Motors LLC
    Direct Project Engagement

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  23. “By making the choice to use green power, General Motors is not only
    advancing its vision of a future with zero emissions, but also helping set a
    benchmark for others that using green power is good for the environment
    and a smart business decision. We are grateful to be recognized by the
    U.S. EPA for our dedication to helping advance the development of the
    renewable energy market, and our ongoing progress in this space.”

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  24. Johnson & Johnson
    Direct Project Engagement

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  25. “Johnson & Johnson has a longstanding commitment to the
    health of our environment because we believe environmental
    health and human health are inextricably linked. We have
    established science-based goals to decrease our carbon footprint
    and we aspire to source 100% of our electricity from
    renewable energy.”

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  26. Kaiser Permanente
    Direct Project Engagement

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  27. “Kaiser Permanente is committed to using 100 percent
    renewable energy and to becoming carbon neutral because
    we see firsthand the negative effects climate change is having
    on our 12.3 million members, who live across the United
    States. The climate crisis is fast becoming a health crisis.”

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  28. Microsoft Corporation
    Direct Project Engagement

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  29. Santa Clara County
    Direct Project Engagement

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  30. “The County of Santa Clara consistently implements green measures
    such as water and energy efficiency projects and zero-waste programs
    to reduce vehicle emissions and landfill waste streams, and renewable
    power solar PV farms to preserve our environment. Our progressive
    actions to advance renewable energy and adopt green power projects
    reflect our commitment to the environment, our community and the
    next generations.”
    — Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D.,J.D.

    County Executive County of Santa Clara

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  31. Green Power Community

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  32. Lancaster, California
    Green Power Community

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  33. “Under the leadership of Mayor R. Rex Parris, Lancaster
    transformed from an unknown community in Los Angeles
    County to the solar capital of the world by leveraging its
    abundance of sunshine and open space. The City has been
    proactive in promoting solar power alternatives, conservation
    and smart energy consumption for over a decade. ”

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  34. Sustained Excellence in 

    Green Power

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  35. Sustained Excellence in Green Power
    Intel Corporation

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  36. Partner of the Year

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  37. Partner of the Year
    Google Inc.

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  38. “To address climate change, we need to transition every grid on
    the planet to carbon-free energy as fast as possible. Adding
    more renewable energy sources is a cornerstone of that effort.
    That’s why Google is committed to purchasing renewable
    electricity at scale, and doing so in ways that open new markets
    and empower other organizations to make the same choice.”
    —Neha Palmer
    Director of Data Center 

    Energy Strategy Operations, Google

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  39. Presented by Center for Resource Solutions
    Market

    Development Awards

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  40. Green Power Market Development

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  41. Green Power Market Development
    Corporate Renewable Energy
    Aggregation Group

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  42. WORKING TOGETHER TO SCALE RENEWABLE ENERGY
    AGGREGATING SMALL RENEWABLE
    ENERGY LOAD:
    HOW FIVE COMPANIES PARTNERED TO BUILD
    A NEW PROCUREMENT MODEL
    A RENEWABLE ENERGY BUYERS ALLIANCE CASE STUDY
    BY VIC ARRINGTON, MARK PORTER, AND JOSH KAPLAN

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  43. “This unprecedented, cross-industry collaboration resulted in
    the development of a massive new solar energy project. More
    importantly, it laid the groundwork for other companies to
    follow. Thanks to the vision and tenacity of each buyer, other
    corporations now have a blueprint for collective renewable
    energy procurement.”
    —Bryce Smith, CEO
    Level10

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  44. Green Power Market Development
    Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.

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  45. “VGS values safety, customers, culture—and climate.
    We are proud to lead the nation with clean energy
    innovations such as our RNG program. Our future is
    one where we help customers significantly reduce their
    carbon footprint through new renewable fuel sources,
    expanded energy efficiency, and a commitment to
    environmental leadership.”
    —Don Rendall, 

    President and CEO of Vermont Gas

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  46. Green Power Market Development
    Austin Energy

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  47. “From our GreenChoice program, extensive solar
    options, including Community Solar, and our
    ambitious renewable energy goals, Austin Energy
    prides itself on decades of green energy leadership. We
    are honored to be recognized for this work with a
    Green Power Leadership Award.”
    —Debbie Kimberly, Austin Energy 

    Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions and
    Corporate Communications

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  48. Green Power Market Development
    Green Power EMC

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  49. “I am humbled to accept this award on behalf of Georgia’s 38 electric
    membership cooperatives. America’s leading businesses are making access
    to renewable energy a key factor in their location decisions, and our
    member cooperatives understand the critical role they play as economic
    development drivers across our state. We thank Center for Resource
    Solutions for recognizing this forward-thinking, customer-centric
    approach to serving our members, our communities, and our state.”
    —Jeff Pratt
    Green Power EMC President

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  50. International Green Power

    Market Development

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  51. International Green Power Market Development
    The Climate Group/RE100

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  52. “The Climate Group is delighted to accept this award for our RE100
    initiative with CDP
    . Committed to 100% renewable electricity, our
    member companies are creating demand for clean energy in more
    than 140 markets and driving policy changes in Europe and Asia. It’s
    a smart business opportunity accelerating the clean economy.”

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  53. International Green Power Market Development
    Microsoft Corporation

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  54. “The magnitude and speed of the world’s environmental changes
    have made it increasingly clear that we must do more to reduce our
    operational carbon emissions and increase our purchase of renewable
    energy. We appreciate this recognition of our mission, but we know
    that this is just the beginning and more work lies ahead.”
    —Lucas Joppa, 

    Microsoft Chief Environmental Officer

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  55. Green Power Leader of the Year

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  56. R. Rex Parris, City of Lancaster
    Green Power Leader of the Year

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  57. “It has been my pleasure to lead Lancaster’s charge to become
    Zero Net Energy. Now that Lancaster is regarded as a global
    sustainability leader, it is my privilege to exhort other government
    leaders to combat climate change at every level of government.”
    —R. Rex Parris, Mayor, City of Lancaster

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

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