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ACORE Statement on Newly Announced Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program announced an important solicitation, making available $4 billion in loan guarantee funding to leverage private sector investment in emerging technologies that will support the scale up of the U.S. renewable energy market. Todd Foley, ACORE’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations stated that, “Wind, solar, hydro, waste-to-energy, biomass and other renewable energy technologies have proved themselves in the marketplace and this solicitation will help further drive commercialization of complementary grid integration, storage, energy efficiency and other technologies which can support even greater renewable energy deployment. DOE made sure to listen to private industry for this solicitation and as a result we see that application fees have been significantly reduced and DOE remains open to considering other good ideas that advance lower carbon clean energy solutions.”

ACORE Encourages Senators to Consider the Benefits of the PTC, ITC, and Alternative Fuel Tax Credits in Letter

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April 3, 2014

The Honorable Ronald L. Wyden
Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
  The Honorable Mary Landrieu
Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
The Honorable Orrin Hatch The Honorable
Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
  Lisa Murkowski
Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


We are writing on behalf of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) to strongly encourage you to consider the national security, economic security and environmental security realities of the important Internal Revenue Code § 45 Production Tax Credit (PTC), the § 48 Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and renewable and alternative fuels tax credits. These tax policies heretofore have proven successful in driving private sector investment, expanding renewable energy deployment and reducing the cost of renewable energy power generation and fuels. Publicly available research demonstrates renewable energy development and deployment requires extension and/or parity modification to sustain market momentum, as well as private sector investment in our abundant national renewable energy resources.

ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Forum Convenes Industry, Government and Financial Leaders to Address Renewable Energy Outlook and Innovation

Washington, D.C., March 28, 2014 –The unprecedented growth and long-term policies needed to continue to develop the renewable energy sector were the focus of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) two-day National Renewable Energy Policy Forum. The U.S. renewable energy industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, creating energy and environmental security, important economic investment opportunities and consumer choice.

ACORE Releases Outlook for Renewable Energy in America: 2014, Jointly Authored by U.S. Renewable Energy Trade Associations

Report Forecasts Industry Growth and Highlights Policy Recommendations to Advance an American Renewable Energy Economy

Washington, D..C, March 31, 2014 –The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced the release of The Outlook for Renewable Energy in America: 2014, jointly authored by U.S. renewable energy trade associations from the power, thermal, and fuel sectors. The Outlook assesses the renewable energy marketplace and forecasts the future of each renewable energy technology sector, from the perspectives of each of the associations, and provides a list of policy recommendations by the respective associations that would encourage continued industry growth.

ACORE Announces Renewable Energy Latin America and the Caribbean Conference and Exhibition (RELACCx)

Conference to Shine a Light on the Growth of Renewable Energy Investment in Latin American and Caribbean

Washington, DC  February 11, 2014 – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) will be convening finance, development and thought leaders from the Latin American, the Caribbean and around the world at the Renewable Energy Latin America and the Caribbean Conference and Exhibition (RELACCx), on November 20-21, 2014, at El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Lockheed Martin Partners with ACORE On NASCAR Green Educational Outreach

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Lockheed Martin Partners with ACORE On NASCAR Green Educational Outreach

Washington, D..C, February 10, 2014–Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) have signed a sponsorship agreement allowing ACORE to become an official partner with NASCAR Green, the sustainability arm of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.

Through this agreement, Lockheed Martin and ACORE will jointly engage an audience of millions of NASCAR fans, delivering educational content about the benefits of renewable energy, sustainability and energy security. 

NASCAR and American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Announce Partnership

NASCAR Contact:
Brad Klein
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(212) 326-1874

NASCAR and American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Announce Partnership

ACORE Becomes Official NASCAR Green Partner Bolstering NASCAR Green Platform

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., February 10, 2014–At an event today at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Arlington, Va., NASCAR and the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced a multi-year partnership that designates the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit as NASCAR’s newest Official Green Partner.

Statement from ACORE President & CEO, Michael Brower, on Passage of 2014 Farm Bill

Washington, D.C., February 4, 2014 - Today, Michael Brower, ACORE President and CEO, released the following statement on the passage of The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (H.R, 2642) also known as the “2014 Farm Bill.”

“ACORE salutes Congress for coming together and passing the 2014 Farm Bill. It is the right thing to do for America and our country’s farm and forestry communities,” explained Brower earlier today. “ACORE commends Congress for finding a way to pass a bipartisan Farm Bill that leaves crucial components of the Farm Bill intact while continuing to fund important renewable energy programs and recognizing the importance of water conservation. Programs such as Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), Biorefinery Assistance, Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), Biomass Research and Development, and other programs under Title IX have been and will continue to be important for farmers and small businesses working in the renewable fuels industry or looking to upgrade their facilities with clean, reliable, and affordable renewable energy. We applaud Congress for continuing these important programs supporting America’s farm, forestry, and renewable fuels communities.”

ACORE's Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Southeastern Region Report Finds Good Resources, But Shortage of Policy, Production and Power

Three of the Southeastern states provide more than half the region's renewable power  

Washington, D.C., January 29, 2014 - The Southeastern Region Report, the final portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy's (ACORE) 6th annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, was released today. The last in a four-part series, this portion focuses on the renewable energy sector in the fourteen Southeastern states (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV). The report is a review of state energy policies and programs, investment, and market openness as they relate to the current state of renewable energy and its potential for further growth.

ACORE Announces Submission of Comments on EPA’s Proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations

ACORE Leads Coalition of Industry Stakeholders to Direct the Comments Document

Washington, D.C., January 28, 2014 - Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that it has submitted comments to the USEPA on its proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). The comments were compiled by a diverse coalition of industry stakeholders convened by ACORE.

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