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
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
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.
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
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
An Overview of the U.S. Renewable Energy Field outlines existing renewable energy market and policy developments coming into the year 2009, and the outlook for renewable energy with a new President, Congress and Legislation affecting the marketplace. The report focuses on the wind, solar, biopower, biofuels, hydropower and geothermal sectors specifically. Download
The Renewable Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition (RETECH 2009) was the largest U.S. business-to-business gathering of the all-renewable energy industry, with an attendance of nearly 5,000 participants and over 250 exhibiting companies. This report documents the highlights of the conference and summarizes the proceedings of each of the conference sessions. Download
This document, a Joint Outlook on Renewable Energy in America, presents a shared statement by the renewable energy community. According to experts, renewable energy could provide up to 635 gigawatts (GW) of new electricity generating capacity by 2025 - a substantial contribution and potentially more than the nation's need for new capacity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Download
The Master REC Purchase and Sale Agreement was prepared by an ad hoc working group comprised of members of the Renewable Energy Resources Committee and the Special Committee on Energy and Environmental Finance of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, the Environmental Markets Association, and the American Council on Renewable Energy.
This report presents a series of outlooks on the future of renewable energy in America, by a range of organizations that gave presentations to the Phase II policy conference on November 30, 2006 in Washington, DC. The papers are presented in three sections, corresponding to the sessions in the conference: (1) Government and Institutional Outlook, (2) Industry Outlook, (3) Upside Potential. Download