A comprehensive overview of renewable energy sector progress in the United States presented by Greg Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer at Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street on June 20, 2017.
Eight national business groups representing the diverse spectrum of renewable energy technologies released a first-of-its-kind joint statement outlining a positive vision for the future of America’s power grid.
In “A Shared Vision of the 21st Century Grid,” the groups highlight mutual support for market structures that appropriately value new and existing technologies, tax policy continuity and parity for all renewable technologies, and the expansion and modernization of the electrical grid to support the proper operation and integration of clean power sources.
On April 14, 2017, Energy Secretary Rick Perry issued a memorandum directing a study to “explore critical issues cen-tral to protecting the long-term reliability of the electric grid.” The memo raises questions about the electricity sector and the impact from increasing amounts of renewable energy generation.
ACORE's comments in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Design Details for the Clean Energy Incentive Program, as part of the Agency’s Clean Power Plan to regulate emissions from existing stationary sources.
In order to expand the recent trend of companies procuring renewables directly, this report is intended to serve as a guide to the often complex PPA contracting process and is designed for companies unfamiliar with the key elements of successful PPAs.
Energy storage will play a key role in transforming the grid by allowing for a more flexible and efficient electricity system. In order to achieve this transformation, policymakers and industry stakeholders should improve their understanding of the potential full value of storage and how it can be quantified and monetized to drive adoption.
As the nation’s electricity infrastructure ages and older power plants retire, renewable energy is becoming the option of choice to power 21st Century America. Since 2008, renewables have made up more than half of all new power generation capacity in the U.S., outcompeting fossil sources of electricity and delivering tangible economic benefits throughout the country. Continued support of renewable energy is important to sustain our economic growth and maintain America’s leadership and competiveness in one of the world’s fastest growing economic sectors.
ACORE and US PREF members present new research on the potential economic impacts of Kansas generating half of its electricity from renewable sources. This paper, presented to Governor Sam Brownback, found that achieving the state’s renewable portfolio standard will require the addition 2,650 megawatts and would attract over $5.2 billion in investment and economic activity to Kansas.
The growing purchase of renewable energy by corporate end users is fundamentally remaking the model for electric power sales in the U.S. This report offers industry insights relating to corporations’ procurement of renewable energy to simplify renewable procurement processes and provide realistic options for corporate players across the economy.
The second annual installment of this report summarizes consensus and new developments from ACORE’s annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum, covering the continued importance of renewable energy policy and offering public policy solutions to support a thriving clean energy economy.
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