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ACORE Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Cut to Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – “We believe the proposed budget cuts to the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) would seriously jeopardize America’s leadership position in cutting-edge research on new energy technologies and harm our overall competitiveness in a rapidly growing global industry that presents a multi-trillion-dollar business opportunity.

EERE has been and continues to be a fundamental pillar in the dramatic growth story of the U.S. renewable energy sector, which garnered nearly $100 billion in private sector investment over the past two years, and today employs more than 800,000 Americans.

EERE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which receives approximately 80 percent of its funding from EERE, have provided transformational research and development on a number of important electric power innovations. NREL in particular has secured more than 100 patents and been the source of technological breakthroughs that have improved productivity and reduced the costs of wind turbines, solar panels, geothermal systems, biofuels, electric vehicles, and energy storage systems. NREL has also been a critical partner for the private sector through hundreds of technology partnerships, which help reduce private sector risk in early-stage technologies."

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About ACORE
The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing value to the renewable energy industry through market development, policy changes, and financial innovation. With hundreds of member companies from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies, consumers, and investors, ACORE is uniquely positioned to promote the policies and financial structures essential to growth in the renewable energy sector. The organization’s annual conferences in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco set the industry standard in providing important venues for key leaders to meet, discuss recent developments, and hear the latest from senior government officials and seasoned experts. For more information, visit the ACORE website and follow @ACORE on Twitter.

Media Contact
Gil Jenkins, ACORE
jenkins@acore.org
202-777-7584

National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — Today four national business groups representing the range of advanced and renewable energy companies in the United States submitted materials to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy market study he called for last month. The four groups developed separate analyses, based on existing sources and industry experience, showing that changing energy sources – more use of natural gas, renewable energy, and energy management sources in addition to resources like coal and nuclear power – far from threatening electric system reliability, increase it in important ways while saving consumers money.

ACORE Statement on Technology-Neutral Energy Tax Reform Proposal Introduced by Senator Wyden

Statement by Todd Foley, ACORE Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017 – “We commend Senator Wyden for his leadership in introducing a technology neutral energy tax reform proposal encouraging private sector investment in the nation’s energy infrastructure, including the electricity sector. The proposal would reward system performance, emissions reduction and be available to all sources of energy.

American Council On Renewable Energy Statement Regarding Department of Energy’s Planned Study of the U.S. Electric Grid

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer 

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 – “We’re puzzled that the Department of Energy is launching a new study based on the premise that renewable energy policies are accelerating the decline of coal and nuclear plants, or somehow undermining grid resilience. Numerous studies have demonstrated otherwise, including the 2016 long-term reliability assessment from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

American Council On Renewable Energy Statement on Executive Order Detailing Intention to Review Clean Power Plan Regulations

Statement by Greg Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer 

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 – “There is no denying that long-term investment in the nation’s renewable energy infrastructure would have benefited from Clean Power Plan’s 2030 objectives. The near-term reality, however, is that today’s executive order is unlikely to impact the booming growth in the nation’s renewable energy sector.

National Renewable Energy Policy Forum Charts Path for Policy Progress and Continued Market Expansion

 Public Officials and Industry Leaders Examine Challenges and Opportunities 

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – A diverse mix of elected leaders, senior congressional staffers, industry executives, investors and renewable energy advocates convened at the National Renewable Energy Policy Forum to discuss the most significant policy and finance issues facing the renewable energy industry in the context of a new political alignment.

The annual conference, hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) featured a broad range of speakers who provided expert insights on the potential impacts of tax reform legislation on renewable energy growth, new measures to promote infrastructure investment, regulatory changes and shifts in state electricity markets.

American Council On Renewable Energy Honors Industry Leaders at Fifteenth Anniversary Gala

Amazon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Google Awarded for Renewable Energy Innovation and Industry Impact

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national non-profit organization dedicated to leading the transition to a renewable energy economy, celebrated its fifteen year anniversary by hosting a gala event at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C.

The evening celebration brought together a diverse group of leaders in the renewable energy industry, along with public officials and longtime supporters, to highlight ACORE’s many achievements and the dramatic growth in the sector throughout the years. The gala also provided an opportunity to honor three unique organizations – Amazon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Google – for their tremendous contributions to the development and innovation of the renewable energy industry.

Media Advisory: National Renewable Energy Policy Forum

MEDIA ADVISORY acore logo small
March 7, 2017

Media Contact:
Anna Hahnemann, ACORE
hahnemann@acore.org; (202) 777-7548

 

Future of Renewables in Focus at Annual ACORE Policy Forum

Industry leaders, elected officials to discuss impact of new political, policy agendas on sector 

Washington, DC – On March 16, executives from across the renewable energy sector will join bipartisan elected officials in Washington, D.C. to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in a new national policy landscape.

This year’s National Renewable Energy Policy Forum will explore how new leadership at the federal and state levels coupled with new agendas on energy deployment, tax reform, regulatory processes and infrastructure investment might affect the renewables sector – and will develop strategies to further accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy.

Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

National business groups, citing government statistics, say jobs providing cleaner energy options equal those in retail stores, twice those in building construction

For Immediate Release – February 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs – equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.

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