SOURCE: Cool Planet Awards

Cool Planet Awards

October 31, 2013 10:00 ET

Six California Organizations Awarded Cool Planet Awards for Their Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Climate Registry and Southern California Edison Sponsor the Awards

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA--(Marketwired - October 31, 2013) - Six industry leaders were recognized for their leadership in energy and carbon management at this year's Cool Planet Awards, sponsored by The Climate Registry's Cool Planet Project and Southern California Edison (SCE).

The six Award recipients are: the City of Cathedral City, the City of Palm Springs, Coachella Valley Water District, the County of Ventura, Gills Onions, and the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. The Cool Planet Awards are determined by a ranking of energy efficiency efforts within both small and large industry sectors. Together these SCE business customers have implemented energy efficiency projects that have saved approximately 6 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) since 2010. This amount is equivalent to removing the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 882 passenger vehicles.

"Energy efficiency provides both environmental and economic benefits to businesses and local governments," said David Rosenheim, Executive Director of The Climate Registry. "We commend all of these SCE business customers that, as a result of their leadership, so powerfully demonstrate the benefits of energy efficiency -- reducing both costs and carbon emissions." 

The six Cool Planet Award recipients were recognized at the Cool Planet Award ceremony at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, October 25, in Rancho Mirage. Speakers included California State Assemblyman Brian Nestande, and Michael B. Williams, principal manager of Strategic Commercial and Industrial Segments for SCE. 

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