IREC Search for Innovative Renewable Energy Projects

July 20, 2009 - 9:49am -- Anonymous

Each year, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council 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.

"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."

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.

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.

Applications are due COB on Thursday, July 30, 2009.

For more information and to submit applications, contact Jennifer Szaro at You can download the application for IREC's 2009 Innovation Awards by visiting its website: