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Statement from ACORE President & CEO, Michael Brower, on Passage of 2014 Farm Bill

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 Announces Submission of Comments on EPA’s Proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations

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.

ACORE Recognizes and Thanks Past CEO and President, Secretary Dennis McGinn for His Leadership on and Service to Renewable Energy and the Organization

McGinn Recognized for His Long Commitment to Renewable Energy at Pew Charitable Trusts' Clean Energy Program Event

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2014 - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released a statement of appreciation of its past President and CEO, Dennis McGinn, on the occasion of a briefing today by McGinn, “Powering the Navy’s Energy Future.” The event was hosted by the Pew Charitable Trusts at the U.S Naval Heritage Center.

American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Announces New Members of Board Of Directors

Dan Adler; CALCef; Matt Cheney, Chief Executive Officer, CleanPath; Michael Ware, AdvanceCapital; Kathleen Weiss, FirstSolar Join ACORE Board

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2014 - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce four new Board of Directors members as a result of the annual election of Directors: Dan Adler, Matt Cheney, Kathleen Weiss and Michael Ware now fill the vacancies.

ACORE Board of Directors Announces Michael R. Brower to Lead Organization as Permanent CEO and President


Washington, D.C., January 10, 2014 - The Board of Directors of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that Michael R. Brower has been appointed the new President and CEO of the organization. Brower served as the Interim President and CEO since July 29th, 2013.

ACORE Board Co-chair, Dan Reicher said, “Michael Brower brings both a deep understanding of the issues facing renewable energy and first-hand knowledge of ACORE itself.  During his recent tenure, he has lead a thorough review of the organization and in-depth goal-setting process for staff. He is the right person to lead ACORE’s successful programs and build strong collaborations with other key players, at a moment of great opportunity--and challenge--for the renewable energy industry.”

ACORE Stands Fully Behind Navy’s Farm To Fleet Renewable Fuels Initiative

Biofuel blends projected to reach cost-competitiveness with petroleum-based jet fuel

For Immediate Release – December 12, 2013

Washington, DC – Late yesterday, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and the Navy announced plans to make drop-in biofuels available for purchase through the Department of Defense’s regular procurement vehicles. These advanced biofuels will be blended in amounts of 10 to 50 percent with conventional jet engine and marine diesel fuels. Solicitations for biofuels begin in 2014 and deliveries are expected in 2015.

Michael Brower, ACORE’s Interim President and CEO, Appointed to the United States Energy Security Council

Washington, DC – This week, Michael Brower, ACORE’s Interim President and CEO, was named to the United States Energy Security Council. The Council’s main goal is to end America’s dependence on oil - particularly imported foreign oil - for transportation and other energy needs. To this end, the Council works to ensure that new cars sold domestically will accommodate and benefit from a competitive fuel marketplace, and that non-petroleum fuels can compete against oil in a free market environment.

“The US Energy Security Council has made an excellent selection,” explained ACORE Board of Directors Co-Chairman Dan Reicher. “Michael Brower has served admirably as ACORE’s Interim CEO and President over the last several months, and his strong background in the renewable energy sector makes him a smart choice for the Council. Michael's selection also shows that ACORE is a serious player in growing the renewable energy industry and getting things done both in Washington and nationwide.”

ACORE’s US PREF Releases Analysis of How Successful Tax Policy is Important to Continued Private Sector Investment in High-Growth Renewable Energy Sector

Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System has helped lower consumers’ electricity costs, create high-paying American jobs, enhance energy independence, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

For Immediate Release – December 9, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, the US Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF) released a white paper entitled MACRS Depreciation and Renewable Energy Finance that underscores the importance of the U.S. tax code’s existing cost-recovery system for renewable energy growth – and illustrates that the system’s elimination could reduce the number of projects that could get built while substantially increasing the cost to consumers. PREF members met last week with policymakers on Capitol Hill to discuss this issue in the context of broad tax reform.

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