Maryland Clean Energy Summit
Linthicum, Maryland - September 18, 2012 - The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) today announced the 2012 Clean Energy Award winners during the Maryland Clean Energy Summit’s annual luncheon. The awards were presented to individuals who have done outstanding work to advance clean energy and energy efficiency through leadership, advocacy and partnership as champions of the sector. The Maryland Clean Energy Summit runs through Wednesday, September 19 at the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel.
“Each year, we are greatly impressed by the spirit, innovation and tireless dedication among the leaders in our community which contribute to the success of clean energy in Maryland and beyond,” said Kathy Magruder, MCEC Executive Director. “Maryland’
The Clean Energy Awards acknowledge the achievements of legislators, business leaders and industry advocates who have made significant contributions toward the mission of MCEC: to transform the energy economy in the State of Maryland by dramatically increasing the number of clean energy related technical innovations, entrepreneurial businesses, jobs, and consumer adoption of products and services. Following are this year’s recipients:
• Clean Energy Champion of the Year - Joan Kowal, University of Maryland
• Legislative Leadership - Del. Sally Jameson and Sen. Paul Pinsky
• Industry Leadership - Dion Banks and Angela Visintainer, Cambridge Environmental Technologies
• Advocacy Award - Brian Toll, Ecobeco
• Bright Light Award - Eric Coffman, Montgomery Company
• Entrepreneur of the Year - Craig Stuart-Paul, Fiberight
• Partnership Award - Nonprofit Energy Alliance
• Special Appreciation - Jack Neil, Jack Neil & Associates
The Maryland Clean Energy Summit, an annual event organized by MCEC to bring together stakeholders in the clean energy field from industry experts and appointed officials to academics and contractors, is being held September 17-19.
Created in 2008, the Maryland Clean Energy Center encourages the transformation of the energy economy with programs that catalyze the growth of business, increase related “green collar” jobs, and make clean energy technologies, products and services affordable, accessible, and easy to implement for Maryland residents. For more information, http://mdcleanenergy.org/