Admiral Dennis McGinn, President of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), Receives NRG Sustainable Futures Award
Award recognizes sustainable innovation that enhances lives, improves business & builds communities
November 18, 2012–Today in a brief on-field ceremony at FedExField during the Washington Redskins versus Philadelphia Eagles football game, Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN, Ret.), President and CEO of ACORE will receive the NRG Sustainable Futures Award presented by Arun Banskota, President of eVgo, an NRG Energy company that is building the nation's first comprehensive, privately funded electric vehicle charging network.
"Admiral McGinn is well respected for a long career as an advocate for innovative and creative uses of environmentally, technically and economically viable energy solutions in America," said Banskota. "NRG and eVgo are very focused on advancing technologies that give consumers green choices such as enabling greater adoption of zero-emission electric vehicles. Through the NRG Sustainable Futures Award, we can recognize the Admiral, his leadership of ACORE and their support of sustainable innovation and business practices that help change the way people think about and use energy."
In 2011, Vice Admiral McGinn took the helm as President of ACORE where he advances the organization's mission of building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. Under McGinn's leadership, ACORE has refocused its efforts in finance, policy, technology, and market development, concentrating its member focus in three strategic areas: National Defense & Security; Power Generation & Infrastructure; and Transportation. In 2012, ACORE launched www.EnergyFactCheck.org, a website designed to rebalance the debate about renewable energy, providing fact-based information to counter misinformation about the industry.
Admiral McGinn is a widely-recognized energy and national security expert, also serving as co-chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board, and as an international security senior fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute. McGinn's continued commitment to bettering the nation follows a 35-year career with the U.S. Navy where he served as Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer, and national security strategist.
"I would like to thank NRG and eVgo for this award which also recognizes the success of ACORE, an organization of member companies working to attain the common goal of building a more secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy," said McGinn. "Like ACORE, NRG and eVgo are helping to create a 21st century, multi-modal transportation system powered by renewable fuels and energy. This new generation of transportation infrastructure will generate trillions in new economic value and improve our environment while enhancing the resilience and security of America."
"Our partnership with NRG and eVgo has added to the fans' game-day experience at FedExField and has allowed us to feature the most technologically-advanced infrastructure dedicated to showcasing the benefits of new, cutting-edge eco-friendly ventures, such as electric vehicle charging stations," said Washington Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman. "NRG's and eVgo's expertise and vision are a great match for us and we are excited to be part of this effort that will reduce our environmental impact and offer our fans another unique experience."
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2012 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.
NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. A Fortune 500 company, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers: whether as one of the largest solar power developers in the country, or by building the first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use. Our diverse power generating facilities can support more than 20 million homes and our retail electricity providers – Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus – serve more than two million customers. More information is available at www.nrgenergy.com.
eVgo is creating the nation's first privately funded, comprehensive electric vehicle ecosystem. The eVgo(SM) network gives EV owners new freedom and range confidence via home charging and fast-charging stations conveniently located at major retailers, employers and along highways across eVgo cities. eVgo allows EV owners to avoid paying large up-front costs for a home charger and provides unlimited use remote charging—all for one low monthly fee. To find out more, or to join the eVgo network, visit www.eVgoNetwork.com. Connect with eVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @evgonetwork.
About The Redskins
Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring three Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.