Kevin Haley is the Director of Communications for the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). He is responsible for overseeing ACORE communications and for the development and implementation of ACORE’s Energy Fact Check resource. In this role, Kevin is responsible for all of ACORE's communications and press interaction. He also collaborates with ACORE members and a collection of leaders across the renewable energy industry to counter misinformation in the media and promote positive clean energy messaging.
One of the biggest developments in the renewable energy marketplace in the last 12–24 months has been the rapid growth in corporate renewables purchases. A vanguard of commercial and industrial companies is now playing an increasingly important role in the evolution of renewables—both in terms of their growing share of the market and their increasingly sophisticated needs and procurement approaches. As a result of this influence, ACORE worked with PwC to survey companies headquartered in the U.S. to better understand what is driving corporate renewables purchases, and what is holding companies back from doing even more.
Fortune 500 companies are at an all-time high in terms of value – some $17+ trillion dollars as of this time last year. The explosive growth of tech businesses in particular, Google, Amazon, Apple and many more, has set the standard for modern capitalism in terms of profits and advancement up the Fortune list. But one key to success for these companies has flown relatively under the radar: the sustainability-driven push towards using renewable energy.
This past March, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) used day one of its annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum to highlight the work being done by corporate leaders to power their operations increasingly using clean, renewable energy. With over 150 companies having signed the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge – covering $4.2 trillion in annual revenue and a combined market capitalization of over $7 trillion – Corporate America's commitment to clean energy is undeniable and growing rapidly. ACORE’s Corporate Procurement Working Group Executive Meeting: “Advancing Corporate Energy Solutions,” hosted many of these businesses, and highlighted several critical challenges and opportunities ahead of the sector as this trend continues.
Recently, the Government of India asked ACORE and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to co-host an exclusive roundtable discussion with the Honorable Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy in the Government of India to discuss financing renewable energy. The meeting was held recently on September 20, 2015, and a senior group of American and Indian industry leaders gathered to explore ways in which U.S. industry can work with the Indian government and industry to achieve Prime Minister Modi’s goals of deploying 175 GWs of new renewable energy by 2022.
LAS VEGAS – Flashing lights, spinning wheels, money changing hands; no, I’m not talking about a night at the Bellagio – I’m talking about the thriving wind energy industry here in America.
A recent RenewablesBiz piece, “Why roof-top solar panels really don't make sense” makes a puzzling argument at best. The combination of fuzzy logic and conflating arguments on everything from roof angle to net-metering “magic” leaves all but the most uninformed solar observer baffled. Simply put, rooftop solar makes a ton of sense--when you look at the facts.
Three simple reasons why bashing the tax code won’t slow the roll of renewable energy
Nothing says “December in D.C.” like the mad dash to haggle over end-of-year tax extenders – and the energy sectors are no exception. Since this ritual opens the door to plenty of misinformation and special interest lobbying from renewable energy opponents, this post will help hammer out the facts.