Each year, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. recognizes individuals and organizations that have implemented innovative projects during the past year that promote and accelerate the adoption of renewable energy technologies.
This year, IREC will present awards in the following six categories:
- K-12 educational initiatives
- Workforce development
- Colleges & university renewable initiatives
- Local government leadership
- State government leadership
- Non-profit leadership
Eligible programs or activities include education, energy policy, legislation, regulatory actions, demonstration projects, research and development, or financial incentives. Projects must have been completed during 2008.
The awards will be made in conjunction with the IREC Annual Meeting to be held in Anaheim, California on Monday, October 26, 2009. Winners will be notified prior to the event.
“We believe that renewable energy can play a pivotal role in helping our ailing economy, especially if policies and programs are implemented across multiple sectors,” said Ken Jurman. IREC’s Chair. “This year’s Innovation Awards will, therefore, recognize exemplary activities implemented in six different catagories.”
Award recipients will be recognized during IREC’s annual meeting and will receive a commemorative plaque recognizing their achievement. The winning entries will also be posted on the IREC website, featured in a national press release and listed in a brochure to be distributed to all attendees at the annual meeting.
Deadline for applications is COB Thursday, July 30, 2009.