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.
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.
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.
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. >Read More
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. >Read More
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.
ACORE 20 GW Plan for Kansas
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.
Building the 21st Century Transmission Super Grid: Technical and Political Challenges for Large Scale Renewable Energy Production in the U.S.
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. >Read More