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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
hahnemann@acore.org; (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.

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.

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.

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