Alliance, Sen. Shaheen Honors “CEO Statesman” and Former Duke Energy CEO With Lifetime Achievement Award

Release Date: Friday, October 4, 2013

Sen. Shaheen hails Jim Rogers for 25 years of energy efficiency leadership

Washington, D.C., October 3, 2013 – The Alliance to Save Energy and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) honored Duke Energy chairman and former chief executive Jim Rogers with the Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s annual Stars of Energy Efficiency awards dinner. The prestigious, black-tie event draws over 500 energy influencers from government, industry, and academia to showcase the year’s most impressive achievements in energy efficiency.

Over his 25 year tenure leading Duke Energy and its predecessor companies, Rogers was well known as an advocate for energy efficiency investments and policies, including modernizing the electric grid and pursuing advanced energy technologies to grow the economy. His outspoken and influential voice earned him the reputation of “CEO Statesman” and garnered praise from the business community and media, including being named one of The 50 Most Powerful People in the World” by Newsweek Magazine in 2009.

“It goes without saying that he is deserving of our gratitude for the leadership he has provided over the years and it is but a small token of our appreciation that I am able to present him with this Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Sen. Shaheen before presenting Rogers the award.

Rogers will continue leading in the energy efficiency community, having served on the Alliance’s Board of Directors since six years as well as on the boards of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, the World Association of Nuclear Operators, Aspen Institute, Brookings Institute, Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. He is also a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, the economy, and national security.

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