The first two phases of the Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize have drawn to a close. In Phase One, ten teams were awarded $30,000 each for their winning plans to form a local coalition and address a pressing energy challenge in their community. These teams were selected out of more than 70 entries for best identifying a community to serve and an energy challenge to address that is not only achievable, but also aligns with the goals of the Justice 40 initiative.
All ten Phase One winners also won Phase Two and have each been awarded $150,000. Coalitions were judged on the strength and thoroughness of their Coalition Implementation Plans. Read the official announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The winning Coalitions of Phase One and Two will next be submitting their Phase 3 applications in November and competing for additional grand prizes at the CCEC Prize Summit on December 6-7 in Atlanta, GA. See the winning coalitions below:
Positive Energy Coalition (formerly Weku, Inc.) – Tulsa, OK
Change is in the Air: Gresham – Multnomah County, OR
Team Philly – Philadelphia, PA
Dream Entrepreneurs Network (formerly Green Business Council) – Fresno, CA; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; and more!
Revitalize Our Communities (ROC) – Atlanta, GA
HBCU Community Development Action Coalition – Denmark, SC; Orangeburg, SC; New Orleans, LA
RebuildATL Coalition – Atlanta, GA
Asociación de Residentes de La Margarita – Salinas, Puerto Rico
New Orleans Clean Energy Collective – New Orleans, LA
Missoula’s Clean Energy Workforce Coalition – Missoula, MT