CALSTART Past Award Winners

CALSTART presents the Blue Sky Award to formally recognize – and reward – outstanding contributions not only to develop clean vehicles and technologies, but also to actively bring them to the marketplace. The Blue Sky Award is specifically designed to recognize not just leadership and innovation in technology for clean, sustainable transportation, but a significant commitment to its use.

PAST BLUE SKY AWARD WINNERS

1996
General Motors

1997
Toyota

1998
U.S. Postal Service

1999
Ford Motor Company/THINK

2000
Pickens Fuel
Ed Huestis, Transportation Systems Manager, Vacaville

2002
ISE Research Corporation

2004
New Flyer Industries

2005
FedEx
Environmental Defense

2007
Navistar, Inc.

2008
Eaton Corporation

2011
Paul Skalny
US Army National Automotive Center

2012
US Senator Barbara Boxer
US Congressman Jerry Lewis
Michael Peevy, President California Public Utilities Commission, Founding Co-Chair, CALSTART
Lon Bell, Former CEO, Amerigon, Founding Co-Chair, CALSTART


PAST CHARLES R. IMBRECHT BLUE SKY INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS:

CALSTART Charles R. Imbrecht Blue Sky Innovation Award is presented in recognition of innovative actions taken to develop future markets for advanced, sustainable transportation that cleans the air, improves energy efficiency and helps reduce greenhouse emissions. The Award named in honor of the third and longest serving Chairman of the California Energy Commission (CEC).

1999
California Fuel Cell Partnership

2000
South Coast Air Quality Management District

2002
Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills)

2004
Assemblywoman Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego)

2005
Greg Nickels, Mayor of Seattle

2007
James Hankla, Port of Long Beach
David Freeman, Port of Los Angeles
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez

2008
Business Region Gotëborg


PAST BLUE SKY LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

CALSTART Blue Sky Leadership AwardTM is presented in recognition of an individual’s unique actions to speed marketplace introduction of clean transportation technologies.

2004
George Survant, Florida Power & Light Company

2007
Edouard Michelin, Michelin (posthumously)


PAST BLUE SKY MERIT AWARD WINNERS

The CALSTART Blue Sky Merit AwardTM goes to companies and individuals supporting clean transportation.

1997
Ballard Power Systems
James Worden, President of Solectria Corporation
SunLine Transit Agency
Sacramento Regional Transit District

1998
Alan Cocconi of AC Propulsion
Joan Kiteley of Phoenix, Arizona’s Washington Elementary School
Paul MacCready of AeroVironment
The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District
Gary Starr of ZAP Power Systems

1999
Advanced Vehicle Systems
EV Rental Cars
Jeff Groscost, Speaker, Arizona House of Representatives

2000
IMPCO Technologies
Southern California Edison
Enova Systems

2002
American Honda Motor Company
Los Angeles County MTA and City of Los Angeles DOT
Norcal Waste Systems
ZEV-NET

2004
Idleaire Technologies
Sysco Foods
Specialty Solid Waste

2005
New York MTA
EJ Harrison & Sons
Hyperion Solutions

2007
Cummins Westport
Global Electric Motorcars (GEM)
Vinod Khosla

2008
Union Pacific
Southern Counties Express
Zipcar