FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2019
Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
“We commend Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for the introduction of the ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019 and her continued role as a champion for clean energy innovation. The ARPA-E program provides critical research and development into leading-edge technologies, allowing the U.S. to stay competitive in today’s global clean energy race. Now is the time to accelerate that investment, and we welcome the opportunity to work with Congress as this bill advances through the legislative process.”
Background: In April, ACORE and six other renewable energy groups sent a joint letter to Congress opposing the Administration’s proposed funding cuts to Department of Energy programs, including ARPA-E, in the FY 2020 Budget. The renewable energy sector helps support hundreds of thousands of American jobs and billions of dollars in annual investment.
Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is the nation’s premier pan-renewable organization uniting finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.
Vice President of Communications
American Council on Renewable Energy
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