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US Department of Energy Awards 3Degrees for Green Power Leadership

U.S. Department of Energy Awards 3Degrees for Green Power Leadership

SAN FRANCISCO – September 16, 2009 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized 3Degrees for its exceptional achievements in advancing the development and use of renewable energy through market-based green power programs. The Green Power Supplier of the Year Award was presented to 3Degrees during the Green Power Leadership Awards ceremony, an event held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, September 14th, 2009.

DOE, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) honored 26 leading corporations, renewable energy suppliers and industry pioneers for helping advance the nation’s green power markets. 3Degrees was one of only five organizations to receive a Leadership Award in the DOE supplier category.

“The Department of Energy applauds 3Degrees for taking a leading role in advancing markets for renewable energy,” said Secretary Chu. “Green power is an effective way for businesses and households to reduce their carbon footprint, while creating jobs and cutting pollution. Through its innovative programs and partnerships, 3Degrees is responding to growing demand for clean, reliable electricity from our nation’s abundant renewable energy sources.”

DOE selected 3Degrees, in part, for its success in working with customers to engage stakeholders, investing in new renewable energy projects, and engaging with the business and regulatory communities to ensure transparency, accountability and access to renewable energy markets.

In the past year, 3Degrees has expanded its green power partnerships to utilities in three new states with a combined customer base of 4 million households. 3Degrees is a provider to 7 of the top 20 green power buyers in the U.S. and has supported over 400 renewable energy facilities across the nation.  

To read more about 3Degrees and the Green Power Leadership Awards, please visit the 3Degrees website.