Ralph Izzo Honored by New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame

PSEG leader recognized for environmental innovation and leadership

Oct 14, 2010, 12:33 ET from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) will honor Ralph Izzo, PSEG chairman, president and CEO, with its "Trustee Award" in recognition of PSEG's energy efficient programs and advocacy on behalf of a comprehensive approach to global climate change. Izzo will receive the award at tonight's NJIHoF's awards ceremony.  

The Trustees Award is given annually to recognize individuals who have promoted and stimulated inventive and innovative processes to insure that future generations are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.  

"The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame is proud to honor Ralph Izzo for his creative leadership in the augmentation of PSEG's commitment and significant efforts to improve the environment and the lives of Garden State residents through technology," said Dr. Gertrude M. Clarke, president of NJIHoF. "He is truly a role model!"  

PSEG is dedicated to promoting innovative growth that is focused on combating climate change and creating jobs through energy efficiency efforts, the development of renewable resources and developing clean central station energy.    

"I take great pride to live in the only state in the nation that has its own Inventors Hall of Fame - the flame of innovation continues to burn brightly in New Jersey and we need to keep it lit," said Izzo. "Green energy is still in its early stages, but the expertise being developed in our state could be the beginning of a future that resembles our leadership in telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. The pursuit of alternative forms of energy is important to our society's economic future."    

The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, now in its third decade, honors inventors, organizations, and others who have contributed to innovation in the Invention State. The NJIHoF promotes the role of invention in the state's development and the role of inventors in improving society and changing lives.      

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) (NYSE: PEG) is a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of more than $12 billion, and three principal subsidiaries: PSEG Power, PSEG Energy Holdings, and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). PSEG has been listed numerous times on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and is committed to economic, environmental and social responsibility.

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