Washington policy analyst Murray honored for energy efficiency efforts

Chuck Murray receives letter of commendation from NW Energy Coalition policy director Nancy Hirsh. (Photo by Daniel Malarkey.)

Chuck Murray, senior energy policy analyst for the Washington State Department of Commerce, has been honored by the NW Energy Coalition for his years of dedicated public service in support of energy efficiency.

Coalition policy director Nancy Hirsh presented Murray’s framed letter of commendation during a brief ceremony in Olympia in early January. The letter cites his leadership in implementing state energy policies including the Clean Energy Act (I-937), the Efficiency First legislation, appliance efficiency standards, the state energy strategy and the Governor’s Climate Action Team recommendations.

“Chuck Murray … has consistently demonstrated a high level of commitment and quality work that help ensure the policies’ success,” the letter reads. “The NW Energy Coalition commends Chuck Murray for his outstanding professionalism, technical expertise and dedicated public service in support of increased energy efficiency in Washington state.”

The Coalition’s Board of Director voted unanimously to honor Murray during its November 2012 meeting.