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ACORE Releases Public Policy Insights and Recommendations for Renewable Energy

Policy Pack recaps ACORE’s 2015 Renewable Energy Policy Forum recommendations; warns of a serious market cliff for new investments absent policy action by Congress

 For Immediate Release – July 1, 2015

 Washington, D.C. – As the Obama administration announces a 20 percent national goal for renewable electricity generation by 2030, today the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is releasing a public policy insights package for lawmakers and regulators. The package consists of two reports detailing sector recommendations for public officials working on renewable energy policy, and the impact of various policy scenarios on private sector investment in renewables.

At REFF-Wall Street, Industry Leaders Highlight the Maturation of Renewable Energy Capital Markets as Traditional Energy Sectors Transform

Speakers and attendees of the premier renewable energy financing event explore the next phase of clean energy financing from community-scale projects to storage to new utility business models

For Immediate Release - June 26, 2015

New York, NY – At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street), hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Seminars, financial, policy and industry leaders gathered to explore heightened demand for clean energy financing covering a range of opportunities from community-scale renewable energy projects to energy storage to new utility business models. 

PRESS AVAILABILITY: ACORE’s Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF) to Release New Investment Analysis at REFF-Wall Street

US PREF report entitled “Reallocating Energy Investments? Consider the Clean Energy Sector” declares renewables as an emerging asset class for institutional investors

REFF-Wall Street Media Contact:
Kevin Haley, ACORE; (202) 777-7584

WHAT: Investment analysis from leading financial experts will be available to outline the growing opportunity for large-scale capital deployment into renewable energy on June 24th in New York, NY during REFF-Wall Street.  ACORE’s US PREF group, a coalition of senior-level financiers who invest in all sectors of the energy industry, including renewable energy, will discuss new analysis that examines investment trends and opportunities aligned with the growing low-carbon energy sector.  This analysis examines opportunities for Private Equity/Venture Capital, Project/Infrastructure Equity investors, and Debt/Fixed Income investors. The report also looks at climate risk and exposure evaluation, public investment alternatives like YieldCos, Green Bonds, and green Exchange Traded Funds, and opportunities to optimize energy investment portfolios.

ACORE Applauds White House Action to Boost Clean Energy Investments

For Immediate Release – June 16, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) stands in strong support of the announcement by President Obama and his Administration of more than $4 billion in private sector investment in clean energy and a new Clean Energy Impact Investment Center at the Department of Energy.

“The United States can – and must – be a leader in the global transition to clean energy sources, and the President’s announcement today exemplifies the kind of government and private sector action that will help keep American companies competitive in the energy sector,” said Dan Reicher, interim President & CEO of ACORE and Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance at Stanford University. “ACORE convenes some of the largest and most influential players in the clean energy industry, and every one of our members can benefit from more emphasis on clean tech investment and R&D. This announcement sends a strong signal about the future of renewable energy in the U.S."

ACORE Announces Search for New President and Chief Executive Officer

For Immediate Release – June 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) membership organization, is seeking a candidate to fill the current vacancy of President and Chief Executive Officer.

The position is located at ACORE’s Washington D.C. headquarters and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter to the ACORE Board of Directors Search Committee by July 7, 2015 (contact information below). An electronic copy of the job description can be downloaded from the ACORE website at

ACORE’s Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) Returns for its 12th Year

Financial, policy and industry leaders to explore the next phase of clean energy financing from community-scale projects to storage to new utility business models

REFF-Wall Street Media Contact:                                                                                                                           
Kevin Haley, ACORE; (202) 777-7584

WHAT: REFF-Wall Street, the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S., will take place June 24th & 25th in New York, NY.

The most compelling innovations in clean energy, outside of the gigafactory, are coming out of Wall Street right now. From an explosion of green bonds and yieldcos, to unprecedented levels of interest in solar financing, the financial sector is currently serving as a crystal ball for the future of renewable energy in the U.S. today. Come to REFF-Wall Street 2015 to find out where the next multi-billion dollar business will come from, and who may be left behind.  

ACORE Reacts to EPA’s 2014-2016 Renewable Volume Obligation Proposal

ACORE appreciates increases for advanced biofuels, but expresses disappointment in overall RVOs.

For Immediate Release – May 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).  While the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) appreciates the increases in blending targets for the biodiesel and advanced biofuel, ACORE, along with its coalition of industry leaders remains extremely disappointed with EPA’s decision to keep volume targets below the statutory requirements and capabilities of the biofuel industry.

ACORE Forum Highlights Key Role of Policy in Driving Renewable Energy Growth

Congressional leaders join industry executives in discussing their commitment to the next generation of American renewable energy

For Immediate Release – April 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) brought together champions for renewable energy from industry and government at its annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum. The Forum focused on how policy impacts the energy industry, and the next generation of legislation and regulations that can continue to build a prosperous America utilizing clean, renewable energy.

The State of ACORE: New Partnerships, Programs and Leadership for 2015

April 23 Policy Forum Will Feature U.S. Senators Cory Gardner, Chuck Grassley, and Dean Heller

For Immediate Release  April 21, 2015

Washington, D.C.  Building on a strong year for renewable energy in 2014, the American Council On Renewable Energy is focused on new partnerships, programs, and leadership for 2015, in order to meet the needs of this fast-growing industry. From renewable electricity to biofuels, ACORE is working to put smart policies and effective finance mechanisms in place to advance the entire renewable energy industry.

ACORE Praises New White House Commitment to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Latest Executive Order will target 40 percent reduction in GHG emissions in the federal government and across the supply chain.

For Immediate Release – March 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds President Obama’s new Executive Order that addresses the climate change threat, while also saving money for taxpayers. By also securing private sector commitments, including from ACORE members IBM, GE, and Battelle, the President’s actions send a strong signal to the markets and our global allies on the critical issue of carbon emissions reduction and support for clean energy.

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