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ACORE Releases its 2015 Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region Report

The West leads the rest of the country in generation and investment for renewable energy.

For Immediate Release – November 5, 2015

San Francisco, CA – The annual update of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region report was released today at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West) in San Francisco. Fully redesigned for 2015, this report examines state energy policies and programs, investment, and market openness in the renewable energy sector in the thirteen western states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY).

Media Advisory: REFF-West 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY acore logo small
October 15, 2015

REFF-West Media Contacts:
Kevin Haley, ACORE; (202) 777-7584

Travis Small, Rasky Baerlein; (617) 391-9654


 ACORE’s Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West) to Chart Path for Innovative Financing for Shifting Renewables Market

Exploring subjects including corporate procurement, the water-energy nexus and the yieldco churn, REFF-West brings together industry and government leaders to map the future of renewable energy in the West 

WHAT: REFF-West, the premier renewable energy financing event in the western U.S., will take place November 5th & 6th in San Francisco, CA. California is far and away the trendsetter for the rest of the country in renewable energy development, and this year’s REFF-West will examine a range of new challenges and opportunities as the clean tech industry redefines the energy business across America.

ACORE, Lockheed Martin’s USA Finish First Fellowship Officially Under Way

Three Finish First Fellows begin their careers in clean energy thanks to Lockheed Martin and ACORE.

For Immediate Release - August 18, 2015

Washington, D.C. -
Three students accepted into Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) USA Finish First Fellowship (F3) are examining the future of clean energy under the guidance of Lockheed Martin’s engineers and scientists.

ACORE Praises Larger Role for Renewable Energy in Clean Power Plan

Newly announced final rule calls for greater amount of renewable energy generation capacity, 28% by 2030, as part of U.S. transition to a low-carbon energy economy.

For Immediate Release – August 3, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Power Plan, a groundbreaking rule to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the electricity sector. As the business voice for renewable energy, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) commends the Administration for recognizing the importance of increasing amounts of renewable energy generation as a central part of the nation’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change, while ensuring a reliable, resilient and affordable power system.  

ACORE Releases Market Review for Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Comprehensive report illustrates large market opportunity and demand for low-cost, low-carbon renewable energy across Africa.

 For Immediate Release – July 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released its latest market review, titled Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Challenges. The report details opportunities presented by emerging markets and offers insights on advancing project development in the region.

ACORE Submits Comments on Renewable Fuel Standard

Calls for EPA to revise 2014-2016 renewable volume obligations to more accurately reflect the production capabilities of the biofuels industry.

For Immediate Release – July 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) submitted comments to the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) on the agency’s proposed 2014-2016 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

ACORE Releases Public Policy Insights and Recommendations for Renewable Energy

Policy Pack recaps ACORE’s 2015 Renewable Energy Policy Forum recommendations; warns of a serious market cliff for new investments absent policy action by Congress

 For Immediate Release – July 1, 2015

 Washington, D.C. – As the Obama administration announces a 20 percent national goal for renewable electricity generation by 2030, today the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is releasing a public policy insights package for lawmakers and regulators. The package consists of two reports detailing sector recommendations for public officials working on renewable energy policy, and the impact of various policy scenarios on private sector investment in renewables.

At REFF-Wall Street, Industry Leaders Highlight the Maturation of Renewable Energy Capital Markets as Traditional Energy Sectors Transform

Speakers and attendees of the premier renewable energy financing event explore the next phase of clean energy financing from community-scale projects to storage to new utility business models

For Immediate Release - June 26, 2015

New York, NY – At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street), hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Seminars, financial, policy and industry leaders gathered to explore heightened demand for clean energy financing covering a range of opportunities from community-scale renewable energy projects to energy storage to new utility business models. 

PRESS AVAILABILITY: ACORE’s Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF) to Release New Investment Analysis at REFF-Wall Street

US PREF report entitled “Reallocating Energy Investments? Consider the Clean Energy Sector” declares renewables as an emerging asset class for institutional investors

REFF-Wall Street Media Contact:
Kevin Haley, ACORE; (202) 777-7584

WHAT: Investment analysis from leading financial experts will be available to outline the growing opportunity for large-scale capital deployment into renewable energy on June 24th in New York, NY during REFF-Wall Street.  ACORE’s US PREF group, a coalition of senior-level financiers who invest in all sectors of the energy industry, including renewable energy, will discuss new analysis that examines investment trends and opportunities aligned with the growing low-carbon energy sector.  This analysis examines opportunities for Private Equity/Venture Capital, Project/Infrastructure Equity investors, and Debt/Fixed Income investors. The report also looks at climate risk and exposure evaluation, public investment alternatives like YieldCos, Green Bonds, and green Exchange Traded Funds, and opportunities to optimize energy investment portfolios.

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