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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Honors Set for Wisconsin Renewable Energy Leaders

Awards Will Recognize Innovations, Achievements, Local Pioneers

(Madison) At its third annual Energy Policy Summit this week, RENEW Wisconsin will present awards to municipalities, companies and individuals whose actions are fueling the expansion of the renewable energy marketplace in Wisconsin.

Titled We Mean Business,” RENEWs summit is set for January 10, 2014, and will take place at
The Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus.

The people, companies and municipalities we will recognize this Friday are making a lasting impression on Wisconsins renewable energy landscape, said RENEW Wisconsin Executive Director Tyler Huebner. “As Wisconsins preeminent clean energy organization, RENEW benefits greatly from their pioneering innovations and hard work, which help prepare the ground for broader policy advances.

We at RENEW are honored to have the opportunity to work closely with these award winners and take inspiration from their ongoing commitment to advancing clean energy here, Huebner said.

Please see our previous blog post on award winners for RENEW's class of 2013 renewable projects:

A list of award categories and recipients appears below.
Municipal Renewable Energy Program of the Year -Milwaukee Shines (Office of Environmental Sustainability, City of Milwaukee)
For leadership in organizing neighborhood group purchases and establishing a property tax financing tool to reduce up-front installation costs of solar. 

Distinguished Public Service Award – Roger Kasper, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 
Honoring his effective behind-the scenes work in building a cohesive constituency thathas made Wisconsin a national leader in farm-based renewable energy development.

Green Power Champion of the Year – Metcalfe’s Market
For its commitment to 100% Green Power by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates created by local and independent generators.

      Innovative Renewable Energy Project of the Year City of Monona
For its commitment to energy independence by hosting third party-owned solar arrays on four rooftops totaling 156 kW and acquiring renewable energy credits created with the generation.

      Innovative Renewable Energy Developer of the Year Solar Connections
For leadership in developing innovative financial arrangements to enable residential customers and nonprofit entities to host solar electric systems on their premises.

      Innovative Renewable Energy Developer of the Year Falcon Energy Services
For innovative financial sponsorship of renewable energy projects in Wisconsin.

     Lifetime Achievement Award Lee Cullen, Cullen, Weston, Pines & Bach Outstanding service as counsel for numerous clean energy businesses and advocacy organizations, and outstanding leadership in crafting, shaping and defending Wisconsins renewable energy policy framework throughout his professional career.

To learn more about RENEW’s Energy Policy Summit, go to

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