Former Vermont Public Service Board Chairman Michael Dworkin has received NARUC’s Mary Kilmarx Award, presented to that person who has championed good government, clean energy and the environment.
“Michael is so deserving of this award,” said IREC’s Jane Weissman. “He’s a great guy.
Dworkin was presented the award on Nov. 17 during NARUC’s 120th Annual Convention in New Orleans. ERE members had several reasons to present Dworkin with the award—notably his past chairmanship of the Vermont Public Service Board and the ERE Committee, and his work with the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
Dworkin founded the Institute in 2005 after leaving the Public Service Board. The Institute is an international resource for energy law and policy. It offers a full course curriculum during the academic year and a series of summer seminars as well. The Institute’s student researchers work on pressing energy concerns such as energy self-reliance, carbon sequestration, and renewable energy sources.
Dworkin was a plenary speaker at this year’s ASES conference in San Diego.
First awarded in 2002, the honor is named for Mary Kilmarx, a former commissioner and staff member at the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, who served as staff co-chair of the ERE Committee when it was called the Energy Conservation Committee and provided its members with inspiration for many years.
You can read the full press release on the NARUC website.