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ACORE is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the renewable energy sector through market development, policy changes, and financial innovation. With a savvy staff of experts, fifteen years of experience promoting renewable energy and hundreds of member companies, non-profits, and other organizations from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies, consumers, and investors, ACORE is uniquely well-positioned to strategically promote the policies and financial structures essential to renewable energy growth. The organization’s annual conferences in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco set the industry standard in providing important venues for key leaders to meet, discuss recent developments, and hear the latest from senior government officials and seasoned experts.

ACORE's membership spans all constituencies in the renewable energy sector, including developers, manufacturers, providers of smart grid technologies, financial institutions, corporate end-users, professional service providers, educators, and allied non-profit groups.

ACORE accomplishes much of its work by convening leaders in each of these constituencies, publishing research and analysis, advocating for key policies with Federal and state legislators and agency officials, facilitating communications among our members, and media outreach.


ACORE’s members are engaged in initiatives, programs, and working groups to expand demand and develop targeted opportunities in the renewable energy market.

The U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance is the leading coalition of financiers and investors who unite to confront market barriers and unlock capital for renewable energy. PREF members meet with policymakers to provide their perspectives on how renewable energy finance policies affect the market.

The Power Generation and Infrastructure Initiative identifies and develops the policies and market reforms necessary to facilitate expansion of the U.S. renewable energy markets, and address challenges in grid expansion, and promote ancillary service technologies, and new business models in the electricity marketplace.

ACORE’s Corporate Procurement Working Group is a collection of renewable energy companies, financiers and corporate end users that work together to deliver clean energy more effectively to the Fortune 500 and other large consumers of power, and fulfill the growing interest in renewables from businesses across America.

The Transportation Initiative exists to grow the market for cutting-edge electric vehicle technology and renewable, low-carbon fuels. Working with the biggest companies in the clean transportation business, and with top non-profit organizations, ACORE provides leadership on policy, financing mechanisms and offers networking opportunities to help grow this market.

The National Defense and Security Initiative is the industry’s home for engagement with the Department of Defense (DOD). ACORE partners with DOD to help smooth the transaction space for renewable energy procurement and increase sales in support of the military’s mission. Many of the best practices for the military’s use of renewables have emerged through ACORE meetings, workshops and other activities. 

ACORE's Leadership Council is a group of senior executives representing leading companies from all sectors of the renewable energy industry. Leadership Council members convene regularly to shape ACORE's policy agenda, discuss strategy, and network with fellow members.

ACORE’s Conferences

On a regular basis, ACORE hosts annual convenings for the leading players from across the renewable energy industry to discuss issues of finance and policy.

The National Renewable Energy Policy Forum convenes in Washington D.C. to bring industry and policymakers together to discuss energy and tax policy, debate key issues in the changing electricity marketplace, and identify priorities for Congress, the states, and the relevant agencies. ACORE offers a platform so that industry leaders can make their voices heard as decision makers in Washington and across the country consider issues that impact the future of the energy industry.

REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. The event draws an especially senior audience, typically including more than 600 executives, investors, and other top professionals in renewable energy finance. Regular topics for coverage include tax issues, the state of the debt and equity markets, M&A trends and investment opportunities like the growing corporate procurement market. 


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