29 Apr '14, 6pm

Georgetown University to Award One Community $5M for Reducing Energy Consumption - EcoBuilding Pulse

Communities from Fairbanks, Alaska, to St. Petersburg, Fla., are facing off in a competition to reduce energy use. At an Apr. 23 press conference, officials at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., announced a preliminary list of 51 towns, cities, counties, and regional groups in the U.S. that say they plan to compete for the university’s Energy Prize . The new initiative aims to incentivize communities to develop and implement scalable best-practices in sustainability. The winner will receive $5 million to fuel further sustainable development after carrying out its energy-efficiency program during the competition’s two-year duration. “Every community has an equal and fair shot at this very impressive and considerable prize, and good things will come of it,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman. Sponsored by the university’s Program on Science in the Pu...

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