Statement by Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)


Washington, D.C. Feb. 12, 2018 – “The president’s proposed infrastructure plan is intended to leverage public capital to attract private investment, but it fails to build on the momentum generated by the largest source of private sector infrastructure investment for the past seven years: renewable energy. Any serious effort to address America’s infrastructure needs to focus on the modernization of our antiquated electrical grid.

We need an expanded grid that uses state of the art technology to distribute and store electricity, providing consumers with low-cost, reliable energy, and supporting growth in rural areas rich in wind and solar resources.”


The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national non-profit organization leading the transition to a renewable energy economy. With hundreds of member companies from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies, consumers and investors, ACORE is uniquely positioned to promote the policies and financial structures essential to growth in the renewable energy sector. Our annual forums in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco set the industry standard in providing important venues for key leaders to meet, discuss recent developments, and hear the latest from senior government officials and seasoned experts. For more information, visit the ACORE website and follow @ACORE on Twitter.

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