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The American Council On Renewable Energy Commemorates the Life and Work of Lt. Col. William C. Holmberg

For Immediate Release – September 9, 2016

Washington, D.C. – It is with deep sadness that the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) observes the passing of retired Marine Lt. Col. William “Bill” Holmberg. He was 88. Holmberg was a longtime friend and co-founder of ACORE and a steadfast champion for the renewable energy industry. At various times throughout his career, he served on ACORE’s Board of Directors, Advisory Board and staff.

"Bill was a friend and mentor to me and many others in renewable energy. We will miss his quiet wisdom, great resolve – and the twinkle in his eye," said Dan Reicher, chairman of ACORE’s board and Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance at Stanford University.

The American Council On Renewable Energy Commends New York State for its 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard Increase

State Public Service Commission approves measure to procure half of New York’s power from renewable energy resources by 2030.

For Immediate Release – August 2, 2016

Washington, D.C.The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the state of New York and the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) for its just-approved energy policy to procure 50 percent of all electricity from renewable energy resources by 2030.

“We applaud New York for its continuing leadership in promoting the transition to a renewable energy economy,” said Greg Wetstone, President and CEO of ACORE. “New York’s track record with the innovative REV program inspires confidence that the state can successfully meet its renewable energy goals, and with wind and solar costs at record-breaking lows, the goal of 50 percent by 2030 is eminently achievable.”

ACORE Releases Industry Insights on Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

Authored by industry leaders, the report offers insights to simplify corporate renewable procurement processes and provide realistic options for players across the economy.

For Immediate Release – June 30, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released a new resource for companies interested in procuring renewable energy in the United States. A comprehensive collection of industry insights about contracting, policy, financing, technology, and legal considerations, the report is authored by members of ACORE’s Corporate Procurement Working Group and is available for download here.

The American Council On Renewable Energy Announces New Members To Its Board Of Directors

For Immediate Release – June 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce new members of its 2016 Board of Directors: Susan Nickey, Managing Director, Hannon Armstrong; Jim Spencer, President and CEO, EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc.; Patrick Woodson, Chairman, E.ON North America.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome these highly qualified individuals to the ACORE board,” said Gregory Wetstone, ACORE’s President and CEO. “All three represent the highest levels of accomplishment and leadership in their respective fields, and each understands well the critical linkages between business, policy and finance responsible for accelerating the transition to a renewable energy economy.”

REFF-Wall Street: The Financial and Renewable Energy Industries Combine to Celebrate Growth and Plan for the Future

At the premier renewable energy financing event of the year, Wall Street professionals, policymakers, project developers, and corporate buyers share ideas and deal opportunities for the modern energy industry.

For Immediate Release – June 23, 2016

New York, NY – The 13th annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) concluded after two days of in-depth discussion, debate and review of renewable energy markets in the United States and around the globe. Coming off a record-setting year for renewable energy investment, REFF-Wall Street drew a dynamic mix of leaders from investment banks, institutional investors, venture capital firms, government and other energy professionals.

ACORE Statement on Governor Hogan’s Decision to Veto the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Bill

With his decision to veto an increase to Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, the Governor has missed an opportunity to drive in-state private investment and economic growth.

For Immediate Release – May 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – In response to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s decision to veto Senate Bill 921 – Clean Energy Jobs – Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Revisions, the President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Gregory Wetstone, issued the following statement:

“With this veto, the Governor is turning his back on billions of dollars in new, private sector investment for Maryland. What’s more, national data shows that the states with higher levels of renewable energy actually have lower, rather than higher, electricity prices. Fortunately, we are optimistic that the General Assembly will correct this mistake with a bipartisan override vote early next year.”

The American Council On Renewable Energy Celebrates the Signing of the Paris Agreement

For Immediate Release – April 22, 2016

Washington, D.C. Today, at a United Nations ceremony in New York, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Paris climate deal that resulted from global negotiations at December's COP21. This steps moves the United States closer to bringing the agreement into force and marks an important unification of nations to collectively address the threat of climate change. 

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) represents over 200 major companies and players in the renewable energy industry, and today applauds the United States' action to back the Paris climate deal. 

ACORE Stands in Support of Tech Companies’ Backing for EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today’s amicus brief filed by Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft in State of West Virginia, et al v. EPA shows important support for climate action from America’s top tech companies

For Immediate Release – April 1, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauded its members Google and Amazon, accompanied by Apple and Microsoft, for interceding on behalf of the EPA in the legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan. These companies, collectively referred to as the “Tech Amici,” filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in State of West Virginia, et al v. EPA.

“This legal action is part of a much broader phenomenon,” said Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of ACORE. “Tech companies and Fortune 500 businesses across America are increasingly turning to renewable energy to provide carbon-free power for their operations. Their actions speak volumes about the commitment of American business leaders, especially in the high tech sector, to cost effectively reduce their carbon footprint, and deliver value to customers and shareholders alike. We are proud to have Amazon and Google as member companies, and we commend them, along with Apple and Microsoft, for weighing in on behalf of EPA’s Clean Power Plan.”

The American Council On Renewable Energy Announces New Members Appointed to its Board of Directors

For Immediate Release – March 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce new members of its 2016 Board of Directors: Frank Armijo, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Energy; Skip Grow, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; and Shannon Kellogg, Director of Public Policy, Amazon.

“I am delighted to welcome our Board members,” said Gregory Wetstone, ACORE’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The participation of these leading corporate players is a testament to the growing importance of renewable energy across the American economy, and a tremendous help to ACORE as we advance the policies and financial structures essential to the transition to a renewable energy economy.”

Dan Reicher, ACORE Board Chairman and Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance at Stanford University, added, “I am eagerly anticipating Frank, Skip, and Shannon joining the board, given their impressive backgrounds and strong commitment to renewables.”

Renewable Energy Industry Gives Strong Showing at 2016 National Policy Forum

The growing industry looks to the future on policies to unlock market expansion, aid in grid integration and continue to lower carbon emissions, via collaboration with Congress and the federal government

For Immediate Release – March 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The renewable energy industry came together last week to discuss energy, tax and climate policies at the annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum, hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). In the wake of a historic tax policy update in 2015, speakers and participants at the Forum predicted a bright future of economic growth, job creation and dramatically increasing renewable power generation.

“It was a hugely productive meeting that included comments from many of our most important champions. Throughout the history of this country, energy policy has always played a critical role in keeping America competitive and driving economic growth – and today is no different,” said Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of ACORE. “The transition to a low carbon economy will be accompanied by new jobs and tremendous economic opportunity.

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