Donation will support youth engagement and education on renewable energy
Washington, D..C, February 19, 2014 – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), a non-profit organization focused on education and support of all renewable energy technologies, today announced that it has received a $10,000 (USD) renewable donation from Serge Martin, President of Les Grands Explorateurs in support of the organization’s focused work educating about the triple bottom-line of renewable energy's value proposition of national, economic and environmental security. The donation from Mr. Martin represents the first payment in a ten-year grant totaling $100,000.
Thanking Mr. Martin, ACORE’s President and CEO, Michael Brower commented, “Serge Martin, a special advisor to the United Nations Foundation on Sustainable Energy for All, is a visionary entrepreneur with a long history of supporting education about and the preservation of our planet’s unique, fragile beauty. He agrees with ACORE’s mission of deploying more and more renewable energy as a ‘cure for carbon.’”
“Mr. Martin clearly understands how essential it is to engage young people in the work of protecting our globe’s environment and the global and local economy through the accelerated, technology-neutral deployment of renewable energy,” continued Mr. Brower. “And this is why this year’s donation will support a 'Youth and Renewables' event, recognizing young people’s ideas and achievements on the energy-water nexus in each of their countries as part of ACORE’s Renewable Energy Latin American and Caribbean Conference and Exhibition 2014 (RELACCX) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 24-25, 2014.
“Under the leadership of Michael Brower, ACORE is at the forefront of the battle to implement sustainable energy in all sectors of the economy,” said Mr. Martin. “This grant of $100,000 over ten years is to help ACORE empower a new generation of talented managers, entrepreneurs and scientists who will be guiding major companies and research centers in the renewable energy revolution.”
"The crisis of global water depletion is inextricably linked to energy, and is thus an important focus area for ACORE,” said ACORE’s Risa Edelman, Senior Associate, International Programs. “We are excited to be able to add this focus to our work in Latin America and the Caribbean and are grateful for Mr. Martin’s support."
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2014 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.