Awards Expanded to Increase Investor, ESG, and Public Affairs Recognition Opportunities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 19, 2022 – The Cleanie Awards®, the leading clean energy awards program, announced today that it is responding to high demand by expanding its reach at industry events and adding categories to meet rapid growth in investor and ESG arenas. By partnering with RE+ to host in-person events, the 2022 awards kickoff will take place in Anaheim, California during September 19 – 22, 2022, with a welcome reception on Tuesday, September 20th at 4:30pm PDT at Booth 4711. With clean energy and climate technology companies seeing an 80% growth in VC investment alone, alongside record-setting development and sales and a strong position following the passage of the Infrastructure Reduction Act, the expanded program is timed to better serve industry leaders and innovators while accounting for the triple-digit growth in awards program applicants over the last four years.
“I have had the privilege of managing this innovative awards program for the past three years, and I am incredibly proud of the growth and expansion we have seen since our inception in 2018,” said Randee Gilmore, executive director of The Cleanie Awards. “The response from the industry for a comprehensive clean energy awards program has been significant. The list of industry leading and high growth brands will receive much deserved recognition as judged by a panel of peers. We want brands and individuals driving the clean energy economy to know that we have developed a purpose-built community to optimize storytelling around successes and ensure recognition for the decisive decade ahead.”
“The awards program has evolved into the premier platform for recognizing leaders in clean energy and climate tech and acknowledging the contributions they make towards a more sustainable future,” said Jennifer Hershman, Director of Community Relations at SOLV Energy, one of The Cleanie Awards 2022 sponsors. “With a judging panel of industry peers representing aspects of the market including finance, solar and developers, to name a few, the program has been thoughtful in its approach to recognition and growing to meet demands of the industry. We are proud to increase our involvement as The Cleanie Awards expands its reach and elevates the industry leaders and brands that are making a difference.”
The Cleanie Awards and RE+ will host in-person events on the following:
The Cleanie Awards recognizes innovators across the entire clean energy spectrum who are working toward a decarbonized future. The program honors people and brands in more than 15 award categories including Company of the Year, Project of the Year, Rising Star, and Woman of the Year. This year, the program is expanding to welcome back Public Affairs Campaign of the Year and add Best Climate Fund.
For additional information on how to apply as well as paid sponsorship opportunities, visit www.thecleanieawards.com.
About The Cleanie Awards®
The Cleanie Awards is the only cleantech industry awards program focused on honoring innovators, accelerators, and disruptors who are creating market-moving climate solutions. The program’s mission is to influence public opinion about technologies working to create a sustainable future for our global community. The team includes a prominent advisory board and judging panel of recognized business leaders, entrepreneurs, and communicators who are committed to the clean energy economy.
About RE+ Events
RE+ Events is a series of events around the country bringing clean energy leaders together to expand business prospects, share best practices, and identify ways to advance the industry. RE+ Events portfolio includes North America’s largest renewable energy event RE+ (formerly Solar Power International). RE+ Events is powered by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).