ACORE and Bloomberg New Energy Finance Sign Collaboration for Webinar Series Programming and Content Development
WASHINGTON, DC February 27, 2014 -- The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) today announced a collaborative partnership for ACORE’s well-known Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series, produced with the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA SEER). BNEF will provide insight on the future of the energy system, with a particular focus on the U.S., for the webinar series.
“ACORE’s Board-ratified strategic plan highlights the need for energy literacy, and we seek to educate on the compelling economic benefits of renewable energy through every communications outlet we have—including the Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series,” said Michael Brower, ACORE President and CEO. “With the highly-regarded research and programming recommendations of BNEF, the webinar series will be able to better spread the understanding that renewable energy technologies are real, affordable and scaling up, creating new value chains and jobs in the process.”
Michel Di Capua, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Head of North America said, “The combined expertise of all parties - Bloomberg New Energy Finance, ACORE, and ABA - will lead to productive learning opportunities, providing a solid foundation for all energy professionals to work towards building a resilient energy system in the U.S.”
“The ABA and ACORE have been jointly presenting the successful Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series for several years,” said Sarah Fitts, Vice Chair for ABA/ACORE Webinars on the Renewable, Alternative and Distributed Energy Resources Committee of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) of the American Bar Association. “We at SEER know how important it is to have in hand the sort of timely, deep research BNEF is known for and are thrilled to have BNEF’s research, analysis and support for the series. We look forward to working with ACORE and BNEF going forward.”
ABA, ACORE and BNEF will work collaboratively to bring a comprehensive view of the United States energy sector to the webinar series, as each organization brings its unique analysis on renewable energy, technology, policy, finance and the legal system. This strong partnership advances the goals of all of the parties; providing insight on the future of the energy system, developing a stronger and more resilient energy future for the United States, and promoting energy literacy.
“We’re looking forward to working with BNEF on materials that support and highlight the successes of the renewable energy industry,” said Dawn Butcher, ACORE’s SVP for Events and IT, and the longtime manager of the webinar series. “The Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series also provides the industry with insights and content to support and advance market and finance strategies that will help define the energy future of the United States.”
About the ABA
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
The ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources is the premier forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy and resource lawyers. Representing nearly 11,000 members with a wide range of professional interests, the section keeps its members abreast of development trends, current court decisions, legislative initiatives and statutes concerning environmental, natural resources and energy law.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. BNEF has staff of more than 200, based in London, New York, Beijing, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Munich, New Delhi, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington D.C., and Zurich.
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.
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ACORE Releases Industry-Authored Review, Renewable Energy for Military Installations, Presenting Insight and Guidance for Renewable Energy Projects on Bases
Washington, D..C, February 27, 2014 – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today released the Renewable Energy for Military Installations: 2014 Industry Review. The Review provides insight about present business opportunities for third-party-owned renewable electricity projects at military installations. The articles were authored by group of prominent renewable energy developers, energy service companies, financiers, law firms, and other groups convened by ACORE and working with the military.
For Immediate Release – February 26, 2014
Washington, DC – “Reform of the tax code must continue to encourage private sector investment in our nation’s abundant clean renewable electricity and fuels; which are essential for our long-term national security, economic growth and environmental security,” ACORE President & CEO, Michael Brower said earlier today. “Renewable energy tax policies have been effective and they can be improved to drive even more capital into clean, American-made energy. The tax reform plan released today would, if enacted, exacerbate an already uncertain policy environment by proposing repeal of effective tax policies while even undermining existing business agreements and contracts by changing the terms of current operating policy. ACORE looks forward to working with Congress on advancing tax policy that ensures fairness, including in the energy sector, leverages even more private investment and brings long-term certainty to the industry.”
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.
ACORE Announces Renewable Energy Latin America and the Caribbean Conference and Exhibition (RELACCx)
Conference to Shine a Light on the Growth of Renewable Energy Investment in Latin American and Caribbean
Washington, DC February 11, 2014 – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) will be convening finance, development and thought leaders from the Latin American, the Caribbean and around the world at the Renewable Energy Latin America and the Caribbean Conference and Exhibition (RELACCx), on April 24-25, 2014, at El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Lockheed Martin Partners with ACORE On NASCAR Green Educational Outreach
Washington, D..C, February 10, 2014–Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) have signed a sponsorship agreement allowing ACORE to become an official partner with NASCAR Green, the sustainability arm of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.
Through this agreement, Lockheed Martin and ACORE will jointly engage an audience of millions of NASCAR fans, delivering educational content about the benefits of renewable energy, sustainability and energy security.
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NASCAR and American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Announce Partnership
ACORE Becomes Official NASCAR Green Partner Bolstering NASCAR Green Platform
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., February 10, 2014–At an event today at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Arlington, Va., NASCAR and the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced a multi-year partnership that designates the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit as NASCAR’s newest Official Green Partner.
Washington, D.C., February 4, 2014 - Today, Michael Brower, ACORE President and CEO, released the following statement on the passage of The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (H.R, 2642) also known as the “2014 Farm Bill.”
“ACORE salutes Congress for coming together and passing the 2014 Farm Bill. It is the right thing to do for America and our country’s farm and forestry communities,” explained Brower earlier today. “ACORE commends Congress for finding a way to pass a bipartisan Farm Bill that leaves crucial components of the Farm Bill intact while continuing to fund important renewable energy programs and recognizing the importance of water conservation. Programs such as Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), Biorefinery Assistance, Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), Biomass Research and Development, and other programs under Title IX have been and will continue to be important for farmers and small businesses working in the renewable fuels industry or looking to upgrade their facilities with clean, reliable, and affordable renewable energy. We applaud Congress for continuing these important programs supporting America’s farm, forestry, and renewable fuels communities.”
ACORE's Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Southeastern Region Report Finds Good Resources, But Shortage of Policy, Production and Power
Three of the Southeastern states provide more than half the region's renewable power
Washington, D.C., January 29, 2014 - The Southeastern Region Report, the final portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy's (ACORE) 6th annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, was released today. The last in a four-part series, this portion focuses on the renewable energy sector in the fourteen Southeastern states (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV). The report is a review of state energy policies and programs, investment, and market openness as they relate to the current state of renewable energy and its potential for further growth.
ACORE Leads Coalition of Industry Stakeholders to Direct the Comments Document
Washington, D.C., January 28, 2014 - Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that it has submitted comments to the USEPA on its proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). The comments were compiled by a diverse coalition of industry stakeholders convened by ACORE.