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ACORE Statement on Senator Wyden’s Newly Introduced Legislation to Improve Grid Flexibility

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

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2017 – “We commend Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) for his leadership in introducing legislation to promote a more reliable, efficient and flexible electricity grid.

This proposal would accelerate the development of important emerging technologies and processes that enable a more reliable, resilient and secure power system, including energy storage, improved electricity market design, and more dynamic communication and information flows.

Media Advisory: Future of Western U.S. Renewable Markets in Focus at ACORE Finance West

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September 25, 2017


Future of Western U.S. Renewable Markets in Focus at ACORE Finance West

WHAT: ACORE Finance West, coming up on Oct. 12 in San Francisco, convenes a select group of prominent renewable energy executives, investors, corporate purchasers and other top transactional professionals to create a roadmap for continuous finance and development of renewable energy in the Western U.S.

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."

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.

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