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Georgetown University Offers $5 Million Incentive for Energy Efficiency Competition

October 3, 2013
Georgetown University is launching the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a nationwide competition aimed at raising the bar of energy efficiency in communities with a population of 5,000 to 250,000.
 
With a $5 million incentive prize available, California local governments are encouraged to participate. The 36-month program challenges U.S. communities to work with their local governments and utilities to develop and implement innovative, replicable, and scalable reductions in energy use per capita. The prize will be awarded to a community that leads the way in energy efficiency in the U.S.
 
In addition to the winning community, the GUEP will recognize additional noteworthy communities for their achievements in energy efficiency and innovative approaches to addressing this challenge, and potentially award monetary prizes to second and third place communities if funding becomes available.
 
A letter of intent is due in January 2014. More information is available on the GUEP website at www.guep.org. Questions can be directed to energyprize@georgetown.edu or (202) 687‐5286.


 
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