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America with clean, renewable energy
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ACORE | American Council On Renewable Energy
The renewable energy industry and market are both global in nature. Policy shifts, financial volatility, and supply chain disturbances in one country can precipitate worldwide effects. ACORE members stay abreast of critical international policy and market changes and explore global market opportunities through engagement in our international activities. Industry and government leaders from other countries are also a welcomed presence in ACORE's international programs, as they strengthen U.S. renewable energy policy formulation and project development.
Trade & Investment ForumThe Trade & Investment Forum was formed to identify and address key issues that international trade commissions and foreign embassies face in boosting exports and attracting investment in the renewable energy sector. Participating embassies and trade commissions also share best practices in promoting international renewable energy trade in a collaborative way.
TIF convenes several times a year, often in conjunction with ACORE events and other major industry events. In addition to including ACORE members from the diplomatic and trade promotion spheres, experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Trade Development Agency, U.S. Export-Import Bank, and Overseas Private Investment Corporation frequently provide insight into how the U.S. government works to promote renewable energy trade and investment.
In addition to the physical meetings that occur throughout the year, TIF also has an interactive GroupSite that allows for the sharing of discussions, news, events, and country profiles in renewable energy. Through the GroupSite, TIF participants are able to continue the professional engagement and learning opportunities provided by the ACORE international community.
International RelationshipsRepresenting the U.S. renewable energy industry abroad is a distinguishing part of being an ACORE member. Through ACORE's leadership, our members effectively serve on the steering committee of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and on the governing bureau of the Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). Additionally, ACORE serves as the official U.S. non-government observer for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Through these relationships, ACORE's membership ensures that the U.S. will continue to play a leading ole in the global scale-up of renewable energy.
International PresenceRenewable energy is playing a crucial role in multilateral dialogues concerning climate change and economic development. To emphasize the importance of renewable energy in meeting global environmental goals, ACORE organizes member delegations to Conference of Party (COP) deliberations, including COP-15 in Copenhagen, Denmark and COP-16 in CancÃºn, Mexico.
As the U.S. government's co-host of the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference 2008 (WIREC 2008), ACORE believes it is imperative to organize strong private sector and government participation in the International Renewable Energy Conference series, including the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference 2010 (DIREC 2010). ACORE's membership works with the U.S. Department of Commerce to organize side events and the official U.S. Pavilion in the IREC series.
US-China ProgramACORE's US-China Program (USCP) fosters greater understanding of renewable energy markets and policy between the U.S. and China. Twice a yearâEUR"once in China, once in the U.S.âEUR"our participating members attend workshops to promote open-market policies, private and public sector collaboration, and strong renewable energy targets.
In addition to the workshops, USCP authors US-China Quarterly Market Reviews (QMR) that educate stakeholders in the U.S. and Chinese renewable energy sectors on the most critical and timely finance, policy, and market information. Both the USCP workshops and the QMRs are carried out in partnership with the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA).
Interested members may also benefit from USCP's Weekly News UpdatesâEUR"a weekly look at the most important stories from the US and Chinese renewable energy marketsâEUR"and GroupsiteâEUR"an interactive online community specifically for professionals working at the cross section of the U.S. and Chinese renewable energy markets.
Latin AmericaThe U.S. and Latin America have tremendous opportunities to increase trade and economic prosperity through the joint development and utilization of renewable energy. To this end, ACORE has been fundamentally involved in the founding of the Latin American & Caribbean Council On Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE).
As an addition to the REFF-Wall Street and REFF-West repertoire, ACORE and LAC-CORE are hosting REFF-Latin America in Miami to specifically address the financing of renewable energy throughout the Americas.
|Judy Siegel President Energy & Security Group Chair of the Committee||Frank Tugwell President Winrock International Co-Chair of the Committee|
|Wolfgang Palz Chairman World Council Renewable Energy Co-Chair of the Committee||John Mullen President US New Zealand Council Co-Chair of the Committee|