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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Share of total electricity
generation on the grid

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Number of renewable electricity sector jobs in the U.S.

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

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Rank of U.S. in attracting global renewables investment

In 2022, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary. For more than two decades, ACORE has sought to unite finance, policy, and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. Please enjoy the following video as a celebration of 20 years of extraordinary growth and a look ahead to further progress!

Latest Reports

ACORE in the News

“It’s a landmark achievement. We have never had policy in the United States that was actually geared to drive the transition to clean energy and address the climate crisis. And we’re looking now at a measure that is up to the task.”
– ACORE President & CEO Gregory Wetstone in POLITICO on Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Webinar: Enabling Low-Cost Clean Energy and Reliable Service Through Better Transmission Benefits Analysis: A Case Study of MISO’s Long Range Transmission Planning

    August 9, 2022 | Virtual
    The Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) Board of Directors recently approved 18 new transmission lines, representing the largest transmission expansion to enable low-cost clean energy in U.S. history. Join ACORE and Grid Strategies for the release of their latest report, which examines how MISO’s evaluation of the benefits of transmission was critical in enabling that expansion. The report also compares the benefits MISO used with those suggested in the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on transmission planning. Comments to FERC on the NOPR are due August 18th.

  • ACORE Grid Forum

    October 13, 2022 | Washington, D.C.
    ACORE invites you to join us for our 2022 ACORE Grid Forum, a one-day event that convenes regulators, renewable, storage and transmission companies, and other leading grid experts in Washington, D.C. Speakers will examine the roles of administrative orders and actions, infrastructure policy, regional and state developments, and private sector strategies on the path to a carbon-free grid.