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A BCC White Paper: Corn Based Ethanol--the Rest of the Story

November 2010
by Bill Holmberg, Chairman, Biomass Coordinating Council, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) - an Early (1974) Ethanol Pioneer

This paper focuses on the pending challenges to the ethanol industry and adds five additional chapters to the biofuels/ethanol story. Download

Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States

May 2010
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. Download

Leveraging Stimulus Funds: Options for Financing Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects

November 2009
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. Download

Phase II of Renewable Energy in America 2009 Summary Report

November 2009
The 2009 Phase II of Renewable Energy in America National Policy Forum gave renewable energy stakeholders a better understanding of the renewable energy policy environment, the key issues facing the industry, and the way to achieve a major scale-up in the use of renewable energy in the U.S. and throughout the world. Read about the proceedings in our 2009 Summary Report. Download

REFF West 2009 Summary Report

September 2009
Renewable Energy Finance Forum - West (REFF-West) brought together financiers, project developers and policymakers for a two-day discussion of the market environment of the renewable energy industry, geared toward West Coast audiences, who face unique issues in financing and developing renewable energy projects. Read about the proceedings and forum outcomes in our 2009 Summary Report. Download

Reinventing Renewable Energy

July 2009
This joint paper from ACORE and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) identifies research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) requirements needed to improve the performance and expand the use of today's renewable energy technologies, accelerate the development and commercial availability of advanced options, and discover and pursue the innovations that will power and fuel the future. Download

REFF-Wall Street 2009 Summary Report

June 2009
Despite the global financial turmoil, REFF Wall Street had a record attendance of over 700 senior decision makers, truly cementing its position as the leading renewable energy finance event in the US. The summary report presents the key points from each session and highlights the major issues in renewable energy finance in 2009 and beyond. Download

ACORE 20 GW Plan for Kansas

May 2009
This special report presents the results of ACORE's renewable energy plan for Kansas, concluding that there is potential for a 20 GW program in a state that has 10 GW of peak load. Kansas could become the breakaway state that develops renewable energy for regional power needs, capturing economic benefits and jobs. The report is a result of a year of working closely with decision-makers and stakeholders in Kansas to assess in-state renewable energy development. Download

Building the 21st Century Transmission Super Grid: Technical and Political Challenges for Large Scale Renewable Energy Production in the U.S.

April 2009
Plans to increase the penetration of renewable electrical generation into the U.S. face a number of challenges. The country needs a super-grid which overlays the existing high voltage transmission system, connecting the country from coast to coast and allowing thousands of MW to be transferred over hundreds of miles. A single authority, in this case federal, needs to assert overall control of transmission line siting in the U.S. Download

ACORE Stimulus Bill Analysis

The Congress has passed and the President has signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. This massive $800bn spending bill will drive new national strategies in renewable energy, smart grid, transmission, advanced vehicles, energy efficiency, and many other aspects of energy, environment, climate and sustainability that were at the heart of the 2008 Presidential election. Download


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