3Degrees Honored by EPA with Green Power Supplier of the Year Award
PRLog - Sep. 23, 2013 - SAN FRANCISCO -- 3Degrees announced today that it received a 2013 Green Power Supplier of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power suppliers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented the award to 3Degrees at an event held in conjunction with the 2013 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Austin, Texas, on September 23, 2013.
Together with its 12 utility partners, 3Degrees operates some of the nation’s leading green pricing programs, serving over 170,000 green power customers across the nation, and provides Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and carbon offsets to hundreds of Fortune 500® companies, green building firms, utilities, and other organizations working to make their operations more sustainable.
“We are proud to receive this prestigious award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Steve McDougal, President of 3Degrees. “Receiving the Green Power Supplier of the Year Award validates the remarkable efforts of our partners to support renewable energy and the dedication of 3Degrees’ team members who put their hearts into this work every day.”
In 2012, 3Degrees increased its voluntary REC deliveries, providing its customers with over 8 billion kilowatt-hours from more than 400 renewable energy facilities, including RECs from the nation’s first grid-tied tidal power facility in Maine.
3Degrees’ green power programs are ranked on every NREL Green Power Leader Top 10 list for 2012 and reach nearly 25 million people across 16 states. 3Degrees worked with local governments in Mercer Island, Washington, and Creve Coeur, Missouri, to issue green power challenges, resulting in both communities becoming EPA Green Power Communities.
“The EPA is pleased to recognize 3Degrees with a Green Power Supplier of the Year award for its innovative leadership in expanding the nation’s renewable energy industry,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Through its support and development of new renewable energy capacity, 3Degrees is taking action against climate change and putting our country on a path to a clean energy future.”
The mission of 3Degrees is to connect people with renewable energy on a massive scale.
The company realizes this mission by partnering with utilities to offer green power options to their 25 million customers and providing renewable energy and carbon offset products and services to Fortune 500® companies, green building firms, utilities, and other organizations committed to sustainability.
A certified B Corporation and six-time winner of the DOE/EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year Award, 3Degrees is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with regional offices throughout the U.S. To learn more, visit 3degreesinc.com.
About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
The 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 1,500 Partner organizations collectively 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 additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.
About the Green Power Leadership Awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) co-sponsors the annual Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions. EPA recognizes winners in the following awards categories: Green Power Partner of the Year; Sustained Excellence in Green Power; On-site Generation; Green Power Purchasing; Green Power Community of the Year; and Green Power Supplier of the Year. EPA’s Green Power Purchaser awards recognize the exceptional achievement among EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through green power procurement, market leadership, overall green power strategy, and overall impact on the green power market. EPA’s Green Power Supplier awards recognize green power suppliers for outstanding efforts, initiatives and programs that significantly advance the development of green power sources serving the voluntary market. The Awards are held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference. For additional information please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards/index.htm.
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