Lancaster, CA. April 29, 2015, – Earlier this month, the City of Lancaster was awarded the Green California Leadership Award in the category of “Renewable Energy” for its Lancaster Choice Energy program.
Presented by Green Technology, a nonprofit organization, the Leadership Award recognizes pioneering projects and programs which are initiated by government entities to create a more sustainable future for California and the world. All nominated projects must provide a measurable benefit to the natural or human environment. The City received the “Renewable Energy” award because, through Lancaster Choice Energy, Lancaster is the first stand-alone city in the State of California to take control of local energy, providing residents the choice to opt for less expensive, more renewable energy.
“Receiving this award serves as confirmation that we are not only steadily progressing toward our Net-Zero goals; we are at the forefront of the municipal energy movement,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Through Lancaster Choice Energy, the City and the community will continue working together to climb toward our Net-Zero ambitions, paving the way for other energy conscious municipalities to follow suit.”
For more information regarding the Green California Summit, visit www.green-technology.org/gcsummit/index.html.