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?

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21%

Share of total electricity
generation on the grid

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516,664

Jobs supported (as of 2020)

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69%

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

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#2

Rank of U.S. in attracting global renewables investment

Latest Reports

ACORE in the News

“Increasingly, Americans understand we need more wind and solar power, but I’m not sure that folks really understand we need a new kind of grid to access those renewable resources. We need to connect the parts of the country with the best renewable resources to the parts of the country with the greatest demand.”
– ACORE President & CEO Gregory Wetstone in a CNN video, Energy Forward: The Path to a Sustainable Future

Upcoming Events

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    Leadership Council Roundtable: New ESG Disclosure Standards for Electric Utilities & Power Generators

    December 3, 2021
    You are invited to a roundtable with a leading ESG standard setter, the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF), to inform their effort to understand opportunities to update the SASB Electric Utilities & Power Generators Standard. VRF is seeking our input on the industry standard to understand how to measure renewable use and the energy transition in a consistent, comparable, and decision-useful manner.

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    ACORE 2021 Annual Member Meeting

    December 15, 2021
    Join the ACORE team for our annual Member Meeting where we will update you on ACORE’s activities in 2021 and explore our key focus areas for 2022. 

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    ACORE Policy Forum

    March 24, 2022 | Washington, DC
    The ACORE Policy Forum returns in person on March 24, uniting senior leaders from across government and the renewable energy industry. The renewable sector has a tremendous opportunity to shape its long-term growth as we look forward to the implementation of unprecedented federal clean energy policy support. Join us for a deep dive on climate policy, regulatory priorities, grid advocacy, and equity in the transition to a renewable energy economy.