For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawna Seldon
Geothermal Energy Association Announces
Finalists for 2012 GEA Honors
-GEA to recognize leaders in geothermal development at
GEA National Geothermal Summit Awards Dinner on August 7-
Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2012) -The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the finalists for the GEA Honors, which recognize companies and individuals that have made significant contributions during the past year to advancing technology, spurring economic development or protecting the environment. The awards program, which is in its second year, also gives special recognition to companies and individuals who have otherwise made notable advancements and achievements for geothermal energy. Winners will be announced at a special awards dinner at the second annual GEA National Geothermal Summit Awards Dinner in Sacramento, Calif. on August 7.
"The companies and individuals that were nominated and passed screening demonstrate the significant progress being made in the U.S. geothermal industry," commented Karl Gawell, GEA's Executive Director. “We are proud to recognize those companies and individuals that are leading the way towards a successful future for expanded geothermal energy production. It is through the hard work and diligence of these honorees that geothermal continues to meet the increasing energy needs of our country and provide a clean alternative to coal and other non-renewable energy sources.”
GEA has named the finalists for GEA Honors in the following categories: Technological Advancement, Economic Development and Environmental Stewardship. In these three categories a final "winner" will be announced in August. Also announced were Special Recognition awards open to both GEA members and non-member companies making significant contributions to the geothermal industry.
Technological Advancement: Awarded to an individual or company that has developed a new, innovative, or pioneering technology to further geothermal development.