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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.

ACORE Announces Retirement of President and CEO Michael Brower

Board of Directors Co-chairs Dan Adler and Dan Reicher to jointly serve as interim president and chief executive officer during the board-led executive succession process.

For Immediate Release – January 29, 2015

Washington, D.C.—The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced the retirement of President and CEO Michael Brower. ACORE’s board of directors has appointed Board Co-chairs Dan Adler, Managing Director at the California Clean Energy Fund, and Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University, as jointly-serving interim president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

RELACCX: Renewable Energy Industry Leaders Hold Bright Outlook for Latin American and Caribbean Markets

Speakers and attendees discuss potential for the LAC regions and highlight opportunities in distributed generation, cost-reducing renewables

For Immediate Release – November 25, 2014

Fajardo, Puerto Rico – At the inaugural Renewable Energy Latin American and Caribbean Conference and Exhibition (RELACCX), hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), industry leaders from the United States and countries across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) convened to discuss financing and deployment trends for renewable energy in the region. Experts representing private sector business, governments and non-governmental organizations provided insights to over 200 delegates on matters surrounding technology and financing progressions uniquely related to the energy challenges and opportunities facing the LAC regions.

ACORE Comments on USEPA's Announcement Regarding the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations

For Immediate Release – November 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced it will not finalize the 2014 renewable volume obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this year. Instead, USEPA intends “to take action on the 2014 standards rule in 2015 prior to or in conjunction with action on the 2015 standards rule.” Under statute, the final 2014 RVO was required to be issued on November 14, 2013, which for the first time rolled back the volumes of renewable fuel, below the statutory mandate and U.S. production capability.

ACORE Discusses Lessons Learned from Renewable Energy Scale-Up in the U.S. and Europe

For Immediate Release—November 13, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) convened at the German Embassy in Washington on Thursday to obtain insight on the significant scale-up of renewables in both Europe and the U.S. By gathering key experts and thought leaders in the American and European markets, the day-long discussion aimed to educate and promote best practices in renewable integration while ensuring optimal performance and reliability of the electric grid.

ACORE Praises APEC Commitment to Double Renewables Worldwide by 2030

For Immediate Release – November 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. renewable power industries hailed the goal announced overnight at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing of doubling renewable energy in the 21 member economies by 2030, and said they are ready to do their part. This follows last year’s commitment to encourage technology transfer, and joint efforts to lower costs and attract investment.

“The commitment by APEC to double its renewable energy targets sends a strong signal to markets that cover over 40% of the world’s population, 44% of global trade and more than half of the world’s GDP,” said Michael Brower, President and CEO of the American Council On Renewable Energy. “The range of technologies available today to provide low carbon, low cost and locally-sourced energy is impressive. The world must take collective action to limit damage from climate change and renewable energy can solve this challenge while also offering economic growth.”

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