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ACORE Statement On The Presidential Election Results

Statement of Gregory Wetstone, President & CEO, American Council On Renewable Energy

For Immediate Release – November 9, 2016

Washington, D.C. – "The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) stands ready to work with the Trump Administration and Congress to keep America's renewable energy industry strong.  With hundreds of thousands of American jobs, and U.S. investment levels over $44 billion last year, the renewable energy industry is a crucial part of our country’s economy and a mainstream source of affordable electricity for millions of Americans.  Working with our members, including many of the nation’s leading companies and energy industry investors, ACORE will actively engage the new Administration and Congress to ensure that Americans have increasing opportunities to save, work, and prosper through renewable power."

Western finance, renewable leaders convene urgent energy discussion

New research on storage, PPAs released as Paris Agreement to enter into force.

For Immediate Release – November 1, 2016

San Francisco, CA – Today leaders on renewable energy, including investors and corporate consumers, gathered at ACORE Finance West in San Francisco to help accelerate policies and investments that boost renewable energy in the Western U.S. New research was also released on energy storage and power purchase agreements with a focus on the Western U.S.’s renewable energy markets.

Senior executives from leading companies like NIKE, Google, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup joined California's energy regulators in a discussion of the top priorities for accelerating renewable energy development in the West, amid economic and political uncertainty. The discussion was particularly timely, with the Paris Agreement on climate change expected to enter into force later this week.

Media Advisory: ACORE Finance West 2016

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October 10, 2016

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


Western U.S. Market for Renewables in Focus at ACORE FInance West

Financiers, CEOs & corporate purchasers to confront key issues facing sector 

San Francisco, CA – On November 1, 2016, major renewable energy investors, developers and purchasers will gather at ACORE Finance West for a unique discussion of renewable energy finance and prospects in the Western U.S. The event comes as large corporate deals and regional policy shifts accelerate adoption of renewables – but uncertainty around future financing remains.

The American Council On Renewable Energy Commemorates the Life and Work of Lt. Col. William C. Holmberg

For Immediate Release – September 9, 2016

Washington, D.C. – It is with deep sadness that the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) observes the passing of retired Marine Lt. Col. William “Bill” Holmberg. He was 88. Holmberg was a longtime friend and co-founder of ACORE and a steadfast champion for the renewable energy industry. At various times throughout his career, he served on ACORE’s Board of Directors, Advisory Board and staff.

"Bill was a friend and mentor to me and many others in renewable energy. We will miss his quiet wisdom, great resolve – and the twinkle in his eye," said Dan Reicher, chairman of ACORE’s board and Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance at Stanford University.

The American Council On Renewable Energy Commends New York State for its 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard Increase

State Public Service Commission approves measure to procure half of New York’s power from renewable energy resources by 2030.

For Immediate Release – August 2, 2016

Washington, D.C.The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the state of New York and the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) for its just-approved energy policy to procure 50 percent of all electricity from renewable energy resources by 2030.

“We applaud New York for its continuing leadership in promoting the transition to a renewable energy economy,” said Greg Wetstone, President and CEO of ACORE. “New York’s track record with the innovative REV program inspires confidence that the state can successfully meet its renewable energy goals, and with wind and solar costs at record-breaking lows, the goal of 50 percent by 2030 is eminently achievable.”

ACORE Releases Industry Insights on Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

Authored by industry leaders, the report offers insights to simplify corporate renewable procurement processes and provide realistic options for players across the economy.

For Immediate Release – June 30, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released a new resource for companies interested in procuring renewable energy in the United States. A comprehensive collection of industry insights about contracting, policy, financing, technology, and legal considerations, the report is authored by members of ACORE’s Corporate Procurement Working Group and is available for download here.

The American Council On Renewable Energy Announces New Members To Its Board Of Directors

For Immediate Release – June 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce new members of its 2016 Board of Directors: Susan Nickey, Managing Director, Hannon Armstrong; Jim Spencer, President and CEO, EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc.; Patrick Woodson, Chairman, E.ON North America.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome these highly qualified individuals to the ACORE board,” said Gregory Wetstone, ACORE’s President and CEO. “All three represent the highest levels of accomplishment and leadership in their respective fields, and each understands well the critical linkages between business, policy and finance responsible for accelerating the transition to a renewable energy economy.”

REFF-Wall Street: The Financial and Renewable Energy Industries Combine to Celebrate Growth and Plan for the Future

At the premier renewable energy financing event of the year, Wall Street professionals, policymakers, project developers, and corporate buyers share ideas and deal opportunities for the modern energy industry.

For Immediate Release – June 23, 2016

New York, NY – The 13th annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) concluded after two days of in-depth discussion, debate and review of renewable energy markets in the United States and around the globe. Coming off a record-setting year for renewable energy investment, REFF-Wall Street drew a dynamic mix of leaders from investment banks, institutional investors, venture capital firms, government and other energy professionals.

ACORE Statement on Governor Hogan’s Decision to Veto the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Bill

With his decision to veto an increase to Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, the Governor has missed an opportunity to drive in-state private investment and economic growth.

For Immediate Release – May 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – In response to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s decision to veto Senate Bill 921 – Clean Energy Jobs – Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Revisions, the President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Gregory Wetstone, issued the following statement:

“With this veto, the Governor is turning his back on billions of dollars in new, private sector investment for Maryland. What’s more, national data shows that the states with higher levels of renewable energy actually have lower, rather than higher, electricity prices. Fortunately, we are optimistic that the General Assembly will correct this mistake with a bipartisan override vote early next year.”

The American Council On Renewable Energy Celebrates the Signing of the Paris Agreement

For Immediate Release – April 22, 2016

Washington, D.C. Today, at a United Nations ceremony in New York, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Paris climate deal that resulted from global negotiations at December's COP21. This steps moves the United States closer to bringing the agreement into force and marks an important unification of nations to collectively address the threat of climate change. 

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) represents over 200 major companies and players in the renewable energy industry, and today applauds the United States' action to back the Paris climate deal. 

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