Governor Jack Markell recently received the Governor's Award at the 24th annual North American Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.
Markell was joined with energy experts, legislators and business leaders in outlining the importance of keeping energy efficient at the forefront of national research and policies.
"Energy efficiency is the cleanest, cheapest, and quickest way to save money and reduce our energy needs," Markell said. "I applaud the organizers of the Energy Efficiency Forum for their strong advocacy of using efficiency initiatives to address environmental, economic and national security challenges. If we all come together around this issue, we can create jobs and save taxpayers money, while ensuring people have cleaner air to breathe."
The Governor's Award recognizes a current or former holder of a state-level elective office who has made a significant contribution to energy efficiency at the state government level.