WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 13, 2017

On Friday, December 1st, Leaders in Energy will honor five women and men–aged 20s to 90s–who have made outstanding achievements in energy technology, economics, and policy; wide-ranging environmental education; and solar energy for domestic and international development.

Winners of the 4th annual Four Generations Awards will be recognized December 1st, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at Crystal Gateway Complex, 1300 Crystal Drive, Crystal City, Arlington.

Nominated by members of Leaders in Energy and selected by our Leaders in Energy Four Generations Nominating Committee, the awardees are:

  • Millennial: Camila Thorndike, Carbon Pricing Campaign Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and activist in the “Put a Price on It” DC campaign in Washington, D.C.
  • Gen X:  Lori Arguelles, President and CEO of the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Maryland, which promotes environmental education for policymakers as well as students
  • Baby Boomer: Kam Ghaffarian, Ph.D., Founder, X Energy, LLC, a nuclear reactor and fuel design engineering services company that is reinventing nuclear energy to be safer and more sustainable; and
  • World War II/Traditionalist:  Louise Meyer, Co-founder of Solar Household Energy, dedicated to enabling families in villages and refugee camps in developing countries to cook with solar energy as an alternative to foraging for firewood.
  • In addition, Leaders in Energy will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to S. David Freeman, eco-pioneer and author.  Freeman has provided progressive leadership to major public utilities coast to coast. Under President Jimmy Carter, he shaped an efficiency-based energy policy. His most recent books include All Electric America: A Climate Solution and the Hopeful Future and an autobiography entitled The Green Cowboy: An Energetic Life.

“We look forward to hearing from these accomplished and inspiring leaders on how they are raising awareness and developing clean energy and sustainable solutions, with a visible sense of urgency.  In addition, we will be celebrating our 50th event!” said Janine Finnell, Executive Director of Leaders in Energy.

Event sponsors include Longenecker & Associates and Waterford, Inc; and “benefactors,” or supporting organizations, include Amicus Green Building Center, Green Leaders DC, International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Mili Salon, Potential Energy DC, and Resilient Virginia.

Leaders in Energy is a community of global engaged leaders advancing solutions for a sustainable energy system, economy, and world.

Janine Finnell
Leaders in Energy
(703) 920-9627