While broadly adopted, state renewable portfolio standards (RPS) remain controversial in some regions, and continue to be at the center of political discourse. This white paper, prepared for ACORE in conjunction with the Environment and Energy Policy Practicum at the George Washington University Law School, provides a perspective on each of the four main types of RPS revision or repeal being considered and the current strength and long-term viability of state RPSs. >Read More
2012 Year End Edition (Released April 2013)
The US-China Market Review regularly examines the most significant developments in renewable energy markets, finance, and policy in the U.S. and China. The Review is a product of ACORE's US-China Program (USCP) and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), with expert contributions from ACORE members.
2012 Edition (Released November 2, 2012)
This interactive report provides an executive summary on the status of renewable energy implementation at the state-level. Compiling financial, renewable energy resource potentials, market and policy information in one easily-accessed, online format, the report is intended to be an executive summary for all who are interested in the highlights of the renewable energy sector in every state.
Developed with Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) for the U.S. Military and Renewable Energy Industry Forum Series, these materials intend to educate the private sector about the Department of Defense's growing reliance on renewable energy for mission success. The materials include an infographic, company case studies, and a DoD renewable energy primer.
With over 40 slides of graphics and information, the slide deck examines the technologies, markets and industry trends for each renewable technology sector, including solar, wind, biomass power, biofuels, geothermal, hydropower, and marine energy.
Free for ACORE members. Free abridged version for public.
In this article for Infrastructure Solutions Magazine, former ACORE President Michael Eckhart outlines the market and policy trends experienced by the renewable energy industry in 2010 and the developments of major projects. The article also features some of the most innovative projects that were under development in 2010, by a group of the best companies in the field.
U.S. PREF provides educational resources on the topic of financing renewable energy companies and projects, and explaining how public policies are affecting, or could potentially affect, the availability of capital and the methods used by the private sector. US PREF is a program of the American Council On Renewable Energy.
This paper focuses on the pending challenges to the ethanol industry and adds five additional chapters to the biofuels/ethanol story.
Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States
This joint report from ACORE, REEEP and the Alliance to Save Energy gives concrete examples on how state and local governments in the United States are successfully promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. It is designed to share successful program and policy models that can be easily replicated around the country, as well as adapted for implementation in emerging markets.
This Renewable Energy, Green Building and Energy Efficiency (REGBEE) Committee at ACORE feels that it is essential to educate building owners on funding options to implement sustainable measures. This white paper seeks to highlight best practices for securing financing with federal stimulus money, and offers insight into promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in the most cost-effective way.