ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. ("Hannon Armstrong," "we," or "our") (NYSE: HASI), a capital and services provider focused on sustainable infrastructure markets that address climate change, today announced that Jeffrey Eckel, President & CEO, received the Clean Energy Champion of the Year award from the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC). Mr. Eckel will be honored at a special event to be held Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in conjunction with the Maryland Clean Energy Center's 2018 Maryland Clean Energy Summit in College Park, Maryland.
"It is a great honor to receive the Clean Energy Champion award from MCEC," said Mr. Eckel. "The powerful forces of decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization we see in today's energy markets will dwarf all the changes I've seen in my nearly four-decade career. In a world increasingly defined by climate change, MCEC has been an important state and regional convener of the great companies that are rapidly advancing to a cleaner and more reliable energy system."
Each year, the Maryland Clean Energy Center recognizes individuals who have done outstanding work to advance clean energy, energy efficiency and job creation in Maryland. These awards celebrate leadership, partnership, advocacy, investment and overall championship of the sector.
"I have so much respect for Mr. Eckel and his dedication to advancing the clean energy economy nationally," said Katherine Magruder, Executive Director – Maryland Clean Energy Center. "While we certainly acknowledge the game changing work this Maryland resident is doing at the helm of Hannon Armstrong, the award is even more deserved because of the years served as chair of the Maryland Clean Energy Center, helping the organization leverage our capabilities to finance clean energy solutions within the state. He is a real force in the marketplace and truly a Clean Energy Champion!"
Mr. Eckel, who has been with Hannon Armstrong for almost 25 years, has made a lifetime commitment to the environment, working to reduce harmful greenhouse gases through technology and business innovations in the power sector. In 2013, recognizing the potential size and opportunity of the climate change market, Mr. Eckel led Hannon Armstrong to become the first publicly traded entity investing in sustainable infrastructure projects focused on climate change. Since 2013, Hannon Armstrong has invested nearly $5 billion in efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure projects, with over $400 million invested in the state of Maryland. Mr. Eckel is focused on expanding in a market estimated to require nearly $100 trillion of investment over the next 35 years.
About Hannon Armstrong
Hannon Armstrong (NYSE: HASI) is a capital and services provider to the sustainable infrastructure markets focused on reducing climate changing greenhouse gas emissions ("GHG" emissions) as well as mitigating the impact of, or increasing resiliency to, climate change. With scientific consensus that climate warming trends are linked to human activities, we believe our firm is well positioned to generate better risk-adjusted returns by investing in the assets that address climate change. We are based in Annapolis, MD.