About ACORE

Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy.

We are the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector.

Our Members

Our membership represents all facets of the renewable energy marketplace, including leading developers and manufacturers, institutional investors, major corporate offtakers, and the country’s most forward-leaning utilities.

Why Renewable Energy?

Wind and Solar Icon

21%

Share of total electricity
generation on the grid

Jobs Icon

549,911

Jobs supported (as of 2019)

Target Icon

69%

Percentage of Fortune 100 companies with GHG emissions reduction and/or clean energy targets

Globe Icon

#2

Rank of U.S. in attracting global renewables investment

Latest Reports

Cover image for the 2020 $1T2030 Progress Report. Report title is: Expectations for Renewable Energy Finance in 2020-2023: Survey of Leading Financial Institutions and Developers $1T 2030 Campaign Progress Report
Advancing America's Climate Leadership
Enacting a Federal High-Penetration Renewable Energy Standard

ACORE in the News

“At the heart of the Biden administration’s new American Jobs Plan are provisions designed to accelerate the transition to renewable power and modernize the nation’s outdated electric grid. A long-overdue response to pleas from scientists concerned by clear evidence of climate instability, these policies can also catalyze America’s economic recovery.”
– ACORE President and CEO Gregory Wetstone in an op-ed in Morning Consult

Upcoming Events

  • Calendar icon that reads ``13``

    Economic Benefits of an Investment Tax Credit for Regionally Significant Transmission Lines

    May 13, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT | Report Launch Webinar
    ACORE will release a new report, produced in collaboration with Grid Strategies, on the economic benefits of an investment tax credit (ITC) for regionally significant transmission.

  • 15

    ACORE Finance Forum

    June 15-16, 2021 | Virtual Event Experience
    The momentum driving the renewable energy economy has never been stronger. Under a new administration that is committed to confronting the climate crisis, corporate sustainability efforts are surging as companies scale up investment in a clean energy future. The newly launched ACORE Finance Forum will examine how the renewable energy transaction landscape will evolve to meet this growing demand.