4th Annual Champions of Clean Energy Awards Brings Together Chambers of Commerce From Across North Carolina

On Tuesday, Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy and Conservatives for Clean Energy co-hosted the 4th Annual Champions of Clean Energy Awards Luncheon where the Currituck Chamber of Commerce was recognized with a Clean Energy Champion award for their continued commitment to expanding solar and wind energy projects across Northeastern North Carolina.


Along with the Currituck Chamber, Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) and Conservatives for Clean Energy (CCE) were joined by Local Chambers from across the state to recognize businesses and organizations that are playing a leading role in expanding clean energy investment and economic development in the state. Chambers from Charlotte, Boone, Durham, Lake Norman, and Edenton-Chowan all participated or presented awards at the luncheon.

In addition to honoring the Currituck Chamber, CICE and CCE presented awards to the 100% clean energy powered Appalachian Mountain Brewery located in Boone, NC; SAERTEX, whose Huntersville manufacturing plant employees nearly 200 people making materials for wind turbine blades; the SAS Institute, leading by example with their investments in ‘smart campus’ and renewable energy technology; Cree, an industry leader in energy and efficiency equipment; and the NC Retail Merchants Association, which has led efforts to expand clean energy opportunities for large retailers across the state.

“We were thrilled to once again join with Conservatives for Clean Energy to honor those organizations that are driving economic development in North Carolina,” said Jennifer Behr, Senior North Carolina Organizer for Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy. “Thanks to their leadership, all North Carolinians are benefiting from new investment in the state, expanded job opportunities, and increased economic development.”

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