Statement by Gregory Wetstone, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Washington, D.C., August 29, 2018 – “With the Assembly’s approval of Senate Bill 100, California is taking a historic step towards the clean energy future we will need to protect our climate and ensure low electricity costs. This is a ground-breaking measure that will bring enormous benefits to consumers and businesses, while drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We look forward to working with California officials and business leaders to support the achievement of this important and ambitious goal.
California legislators should be commended for their vision, and we encourage officials in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C. and other states considering similarly ambitious clean energy measures to follow the lead of the fifth largest economy in the world. There is no doubt that states continue to pioneer the path forward on clean energy. Such aggressive state renewable programs promote achievement of ACORE’s goal of facilitating $1 trillion in new U.S. private sector investment in renewable energy and enabling grid technologies by 2030. Tremendous economic and environmental benefits will accompany such long-term growth in the renewable energy infrastructure.”
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national non-profit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. Founded in 2001, ACORE is the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector, supported by hundreds of members spanning renewable energy technologies and constituencies. Every year, ACORE convenes top business leaders and policymakers at its annual forums on finance, policy and grid technology in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. For more information about ACORE, please visit www.acore.org and follow @ACORE on Twitter.
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