Calhoun County Advances In $5 Million Energy Prize Contest

Jan 15, 2015

Calhoun County has advanced to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize. The national competition is challenging communities across the U.S. to rethink their energy use.

Calhoun County was recognized at a press event in Washington, D.C., Thursday as one of the communities that is leading the way on energy efficiency.

Dr. Francis Slakey, founder and executive director of the competition, says officials in the Arkansas county as well as mayors and executives across the country say the prize gives them the momentum to accelerate their energy efficiency efforts.

Calhoun County joins 50 communities from around the country in the friendly competition to improve energy efficiency. Slakey says the communities are leading the way for other small- and medium-size cities and counties to secure their energy efficient future.