October 2, 2014
Contact: Ashley Simmons, Office of the Mayor
(704) 336-3438

CHARLOTTE, NC — Mayor Dan Clodfelter was named the recipient of the 2014 Individual Leadership Award by the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) October 2. Clodfelter received the award for “devoted and valuable leadership in promoting clean energy in North Carolina.”
Mike Davis, Charlotte Regional Manager for NCSEA, presented the award to Clodfelter on behalf of the organization at the Charlotte Convention Center Thursday.
“For over 15 years, Mayor Clodfelter has proven to be one of the strongest supporters and advocates for sustainable energy in the N.C. Legislature,” said Davis. “He has carefully monitored the implementation of our state’s Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard since its passage in 2007.”
Davis credited Clodfelter for extending, expanding and clarifying North Carolina’s 35% renewable energy tax credit. Davis also said Clodfelter played a key leadership role on many other bills with positive impacts on the growth of sustainable energy in North Carolina.
Clodfelter said he was excited to welcome conference attendees to Charlotte and appreciates the recognition.
“It’s great to host the NCSEA in Charlotte. I’m very proud of what we accomplished in the legislature to promote clean energy across the state,” said Clodfelter. “There were many individuals who contributed to this work and I’m humbled that NCSEA would select me to receive this honor.”
Clodfelter also shared his desire to promote clean energy in his role as mayor.
“In Charlotte, we’re actively seeking ways to improve energy use and energy management throughout the city,” said Clodfelter. “There are strong partnerships between government, non-profits and private industry, and we are working to strategically connect these efforts.”
The N.C. Sustainable Energy Association is the trusted voice for North Carolina’s clean energy ecosystem. The non-profit unites and empowers influencers across industry sectors to drive public policy and market development that motivates clean energy growth and economic leadership. Clodfelter has been a member of the NCSEA for eight years.
The Making Energy Work conference is designed to connect industry leaders and professionals to discuss policy, technology and market trends