Vermont Rep. Joseph Krawczyk, R-Bennington, who led the passage of first state wide renewable energy bill with a standard offer component, was the recipient of Renewable Energy Vermont's Renewable Energy Champion award.
The award is given annually to individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to advancing renewable energy initiatives.
Thanks to Krawczyk's efforts, Vermont's passed the renewable energy bill in May, making the state the first in the nation to pass a standard offer or feed-in tariff.
According to Renewable Energy Vermont, the program has exceeded the standard offer limit of 50 MW. The bill also establishes clean energy districts, which allows small towns and rural incorporated villages to use bonds to finance residential renewable energy or energy efficiency projects.
Renewable Energy Vermont comprises of renewable energy companies, institutional and academic partners and Vermont citizens.
SOURCE: Renewable Energy Vermont