Bellingham selected as semifinalist in $5M Georgetown University Energy Prize
January 14, 2015
The city of Bellingham has advanced to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, which challenges small- to medium-sized towns, cities and counties to rethink their energy use and implement creative strategies to increase efficiency.
Each community has submitted a plan to reduce energy use in homes and city and school district facilities that can be replicated elsewhere in the United States. The community with the best plan that most effectively reduces energy use over the 2015-16 period will be awarded a $5 million prize.
The prize provides a platform for communities to showcase local innovations to a national audience. More than 70 communities participated in the quarterfinalist rounds during 2014, but the field has been winnowed to a group of 50 select cities and counties who will be competing to reduce their energy consumption to make it into the finalist round in 2017….