The Energy Efficiency Forum is seeking nominations for its 2007 Energy Leadership Awards. The awards recognize public officials who demonstrate exemplary leadership in advancing energy efficiency in the U.S. and abroad. Winners will be honored at the 2007 Energy Efficiency Forum June 12 and 13 in Washington D.C.

The deadline for submitting nominations is May 8, 2007.   Each year the Energy Efficiency Forum, co-sponsored by the U.S. Energy Association and Johnson Controls, Inc., seeks nominees who have significantly contributed to energy efficiency initiatives.  The categories of awards include the Public Service Award, Mayor’s Award, Congressional Award, Governor’s Award, International Award and the Douglas Decker Lifetime Achievement Award.

Additional information about each category as well as nomination forms can be found at  In order to receive their award, winners in each category must be present at a Congressional reception June 12 or the Energy Efficiency Forum on June 13 at the National Press Club.

The theme of the 2007 Energy Efficiency Forum, “Daring to Commit,” is intended to address the barriers that impede a major commitment to energy efficiency. The nonpartisan event seeks to raise awareness of the technical, economic and political solutions available to improve energy efficiency.  “A-list” speakers and panelists -- global and U.S. policy leaders and energy experts -- routinely draw hundreds of business and institutional executives and government officials involved with managing energy policies for their respective organizations.   Keynote addresses the past two years were delivered by U.S. President George W. Bush and U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman. Speakers for the 2007 forum are now being finalized.

The Energy Leadership Awards were established in 1991. Peers typically submit nominations, but individuals can be self-nominated.  All guidelines and contact information are available on the website (noted above).

The Energy Efficiency Forum Planning Committee will review nominations and vote for the final award winners.  All winners will be notified before the event.   The Energy Efficiency Forum strives to be the premier forum that promotes an energy efficiency ethic through presentation of national and worldwide views on energy efficiency and the resulting impact on the environment, national security and economic growth.

The United States Energy Association is comprised of approximately 150 public and private energy-related organizations, corporations and government agencies.  It represents the United States in the World Energy Council.  More information is available at