Publications - Policy
This Renewable Energy, Green Building and Energy Efficiency (REGBEE) Committee at ACORE feels that it is essential to educate building owners on funding options to implement sustainable measures. This white paper seeks to highlight best practices for securing financing with federal stimulus money, and offers insight into promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in the most cost-effective way. Download
The 2009 Phase II of Renewable Energy in America National Policy Forum gave renewable energy stakeholders a better understanding of the renewable energy policy environment, the key issues facing the industry, and the way to achieve a major scale-up in the use of renewable energy in the U.S. and throughout the world. Read about the proceedings in our 2009 Summary Report. Download
The Congress has passed and the President has signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. This massive $800bn spending bill will drive new national strategies in renewable energy, smart grid, transmission, advanced vehicles, energy efficiency, and many other aspects of energy, environment, climate and sustainability that were at the heart of the 2008 Presidential election. Download
An Overview of the U.S. Renewable Energy Field outlines existing renewable energy market and policy developments coming into the year 2009, and the outlook for renewable energy with a new President, Congress and Legislation affecting the marketplace. The report focuses on the wind, solar, biopower, biofuels, hydropower and geothermal sectors specifically. Download
This document, a Joint Outlook on Renewable Energy in America, presents a shared statement by the renewable energy community. According to experts, renewable energy could provide up to 635 gigawatts (GW) of new electricity generating capacity by 2025 - a substantial contribution and potentially more than the nation's need for new capacity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Download
The Master REC Purchase and Sale Agreement was prepared by an ad hoc working group comprised of members of the Renewable Energy Resources Committee and the Special Committee on Energy and Environmental Finance of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, the Environmental Markets Association, and the American Council on Renewable Energy.
This report presents a series of outlooks on the future of renewable energy in America, by a range of organizations that gave presentations to the Phase II policy conference on November 30, 2006 in Washington, DC. The papers are presented in three sections, corresponding to the sessions in the conference: (1) Government and Institutional Outlook, (2) Industry Outlook, (3) Upside Potential. Download