Clean Energy Coalition has announced that it is being honored with a 2012 Michigan Green Leader Award from the Detroit Free Press.
Detroit Free Press Michigan Green Leader Awards honor individuals, businesses, and organizations “moving the state forward in innovation, job creation, sustainable development, community advocacy, conservation and more.” Clean Energy Coalition is being recognized for its “range of efforts promoting clean technology.”
“We’re deeply honored that Clean Energy Coalition has been selected as one of this year’s winners. This award is a terrific recognition of the work our staff is doing every day to promote clean energy, accelerate change, and build healthier communities,” said Sean Reed, founder and executive director of Clean Energy Coalition.
Founded in 2005, Clean Energy Coalition is organized around three divisions: mobility, structures, and communities. Current signature projects include Plug-In Ready Michigan, an infrastructure preparedness plan to ensure Michigan communities are ready to support the widespread adoption of electric vehicles; BetterBuildings for Michigan, a program that provides incentives and loans to help make homes and businesses warm, comfortable, and healthy while lowering energy costs; and Ann Arbor Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), the first program of its kind in Michigan, which allows commercial property owners to finance energy-related upgrades through a local property assessment.
Clean Energy Coalition joins 16 other nonprofit organizations, companies, and individuals as Detroit Free Press Michigan Green Award winners for 2012. This year’s honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony at MGM Grand Detroit on April 27.