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ACORE Applauds White House Action to Boost Clean Energy Investments

For Immediate Release – June 16, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) stands in strong support of the announcement by President Obama and his Administration of more than $4 billion in private sector investment in clean energy and a new Clean Energy Impact Investment Center at the Department of Energy.

“The United States can – and must – be a leader in the global transition to clean energy sources, and the President’s announcement today exemplifies the kind of government and private sector action that will help keep American companies competitive in the energy sector,” said Dan Reicher, interim President & CEO of ACORE and Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance at Stanford University. “ACORE convenes some of the largest and most influential players in the clean energy industry, and every one of our members can benefit from more emphasis on clean tech investment and R&D. This announcement sends a strong signal about the future of renewable energy in the U.S."

ACORE Announces Search for New President and Chief Executive Officer

For Immediate Release – June 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) membership organization, is seeking a candidate to fill the current vacancy of President and Chief Executive Officer.

The position is located at ACORE’s Washington D.C. headquarters and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter to the ACORE Board of Directors Search Committee by July 7, 2015 (contact information below). An electronic copy of the job description can be downloaded from the ACORE website at

ACORE’s Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) Returns for its 12th Year

Financial, policy and industry leaders to explore the next phase of clean energy financing from community-scale projects to storage to new utility business models

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

WHAT: REFF-Wall Street, the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S., will take place June 24th & 25th in New York, NY.

The most compelling innovations in clean energy, outside of the gigafactory, are coming out of Wall Street right now. From an explosion of green bonds and yieldcos, to unprecedented levels of interest in solar financing, the financial sector is currently serving as a crystal ball for the future of renewable energy in the U.S. today. Come to REFF-Wall Street 2015 to find out where the next multi-billion dollar business will come from, and who may be left behind.  

ACORE Reacts to EPA’s 2014-2016 Renewable Volume Obligation Proposal

ACORE appreciates increases for advanced biofuels, but expresses disappointment in overall RVOs.

For Immediate Release – May 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).  While the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) appreciates the increases in blending targets for the biodiesel and advanced biofuel, ACORE, along with its coalition of industry leaders remains extremely disappointed with EPA’s decision to keep volume targets below the statutory requirements and capabilities of the biofuel industry.

ACORE Forum Highlights Key Role of Policy in Driving Renewable Energy Growth

Congressional leaders join industry executives in discussing their commitment to the next generation of American renewable energy

For Immediate Release – April 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) brought together champions for renewable energy from industry and government at its annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum. The Forum focused on how policy impacts the energy industry, and the next generation of legislation and regulations that can continue to build a prosperous America utilizing clean, renewable energy.

The State of ACORE: New Partnerships, Programs and Leadership for 2015

April 23 Policy Forum Will Feature U.S. Senators Cory Gardner, Chuck Grassley, and Dean Heller

For Immediate Release  April 21, 2015

Washington, D.C.  Building on a strong year for renewable energy in 2014, the American Council On Renewable Energy is focused on new partnerships, programs, and leadership for 2015, in order to meet the needs of this fast-growing industry. From renewable electricity to biofuels, ACORE is working to put smart policies and effective finance mechanisms in place to advance the entire renewable energy industry.

ACORE Praises New White House Commitment to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Latest Executive Order will target 40 percent reduction in GHG emissions in the federal government and across the supply chain.

For Immediate Release – March 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds President Obama’s new Executive Order that addresses the climate change threat, while also saving money for taxpayers. By also securing private sector commitments, including from ACORE members IBM, GE, and Battelle, the President’s actions send a strong signal to the markets and our global allies on the critical issue of carbon emissions reduction and support for clean energy.

Senator Grassley to Keynote 2015 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum

For Immediate Release  March 17, 2015

Washington D.C. — Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa will headline the 2015 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) in Washington, D.C. on April 23. Sen. Grassley continues his career-long work as a champion of renewable energy technologies to secure a prosperous economic future for Iowans and the entire nation.

“Iowa is a good example of how homegrown renewable energy can provide a major economic boost wherever it’s given a chance,” Grassley said. “For example, the high tech industry has located data centers in Iowa in part to take advantage of abundant wind energy. Renewable energy helps the economy, the environment and national security. Policies out of Washington ought to help the industry where possible and not impede the industry going forward. Renewable energy deserves every chance to reach its full potential.”

ACORE Joins Coalition Letter to Voice Support for Renewable Fuels

For Immediate Release—March 4, 2015

Washington, D.C. — In collaboration with the Advanced Biofuels Coalition, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) co-signed a letter to Capitol Hill, calling for continued congressional support for the commercial development of “drop-in” marine and aviation biofuels.

The American Council On Renewable Energy Announces 2015 Board Of Directors Election Results

Dan Reicher, Judy Siegel, Cathy Snyder, Rolf Gibbels and Steve Morgan reelected to serve five year terms.

For Immediate Release – February 3, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce its 2015 Board of Directors election results: Dan Reicher, Stanford University; Judy Siegel, Energy & Security Group; Cathy Snyder, Lockheed Martin; Rolf Gibbels, IBM; and Steve Morgan, American Clean Energy all won reelection or reappointment to the board of directors.

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