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ACORE Statement on US International Trade Commission Decision on Remedies in Section 201 Case

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), President and Chief Executive Officer

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2017 – “Today’s decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) raises serious concern about the potential for tariffs that could increase electricity prices and threaten a thriving solar industry that is one of the nation’s most important economic drivers."

The next step in the ITC process is the establishment of remedies, which could include tariffs on imported polysilicon solar panels that have helped drive a massive increase in U.S. solar energy deployment. Tariffs at anywhere near the rates sought by Suniva would threaten the cost-competitiveness of solar power in the United States, and lead to higher electric power prices and slower growth in the nation’s economy.

In the coming weeks and months, ACORE and its allies will seek to work with White House officials urging that the President, who ultimately has discretion to craft the response to today’s decision, focus on strategies that boost domestic manufacturing without interfering with the fundamental economics and cost competitiveness of solar power.


The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national non-profit organization leading the transition to a renewable energy economy. 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. Our annual forums 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
Vice President of Communications, ACORE | 202.777.7584

ACORE Statement on Key Findings and Recommendations of DOE Report on Electricity Markets and Grid Reliability

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), President and Chief Executive Officer

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2017 - “We look forward to reviewing the full report in greater detail, and welcome the focus on the resilience and security of our electricity supply suggested in the report’s recommendations. There is little doubt that the increasing use of renewable energy has made the nation’s electrical grid more robust and secure.

Leading Clean Energy Organizations Announce National Clean Energy Week

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2017 - Today, leading clean energy organizations announced their participation in the first annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place from September 25-29, 2017. National Clean Energy Week will bring together industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space for activities in Washington, D.C. and across America to showcase how they are helping to make the industry stronger, and influence the discussion around common sense clean energy solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy. 

ACORE’s Statement on Ohio’s Decision to Not Fix its Wind Setback Rule

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2017 - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is disappointed by the decision of the Ohio Legislature to not include a modification to Ohio’s wind setback requirements in the budget bill. The existing setback, included in the budget bill in 2014, is among the most restrictive in the nation and serves as an effective moratorium on new wind development in the state. The common-sense policy modification proposed by the Senate would have enabled new wind development and attracted new investment to the state. Every day is now a lost opportunity to unleash over $4.2 billion in investment and economic development in Ohio and bring tangible benefits to communities, landowners, and ratepayers. Moreover, increasing the availability of in-state renewable power would help attract and retain corporations who are increasingly committed to powering their facilities and operations with renewables.

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

Senior executives from EDF Renewable Energy and GE Energy Financial Services join Board of leading national renewable organization

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2017 – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Jacob Susman, Vice President, Head of Origination at EDF Renewable Energy and Kevin Walsh, Managing Director, Group Head of Power and Renewable Energy at GE Energy Financial Services.

U.S. Renewable Energy Groups Share a Vision of the 21st Century Power Grid

Leaders Call for Sustained Efforts to Build a Modern Grid Infrastructure that Takes Full Advantage of New and Existing Technologies for Increasing Grid Reliability and Efficiency

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2017 – Eight national business groups representing the diverse spectrum of renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydro, biogas and waste-to-energy) today released a first-of-its-kind joint statement outlining a positive vision for the future of America’s power grid.

National Renewable Energy Groups Urge Support for Department of Energy Programs Facing Severe Proposed Cuts in Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 – Five national business groups representing diverse renewable energy technologies, developers, financiers and Fortune 500 buyers released a letter today requesting that Congress fund programs that have helped support job creation, economic growth and our country’s dominant technological position in electric power and renewable energy research and development.

Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More Power Capacity for Less Money

Record renewable energy capacity of 161 gigawatts added in 2016, for 23 percent less investment (USD 241.6 billion)

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2017 – Today REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR), the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy.

Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) installed, increasing total global capacity by almost 9 percent over 2015, to nearly 2,017 GW. Solar photovoltaic (PV) accounted for around 47 percent of the capacity added, followed by wind power at 34 percent and hydropower at 15.5 percent.

ACORE Statement on U.S. Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 – “We are disappointed that the administration chose to withdraw from the Paris accord, placing at risk not just our climate, but also the role of American companies in leading the way to a global renewable energy boom that presents a multi-trillion dollar business opportunity.

Despite the Paris exit, we are confident America’s thriving renewable energy sector will continue to play a leading role in reducing U.S. carbon emissions now and into the future.

Media Advisory: Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-WS) Returns for its 14th Year

MEDIA ADVISORY acore logo small
May 31, 2017

Media Contact:
Anna Hahnemann, ACORE; (202) 777-7548


Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-WS) Returns for its 14th Year

Financial, Policy and Industry Leaders to Explore Impact of New Policy Agendas on Growth Trajectory 

WHAT: REFF-Wall Street, the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. will take place June 20 and June 21 in New York City. REFF Wall Street 2017 will gather more than 500 senior investors, industry executives, and other top transactional professionals to assess the state of play for renewable energy finance in the context of policy uncertainty and continued market growth.

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