Policymakers and Business Leaders to Reflect on Monumental Shifts in Federal Energy Policy While Discussing Pathways for Continued Clean Energy Growth


WHAT: The American Council on Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) annual Renewable Energy Policy Forum (March 14, 2018 – Washington, D.C.) convenes industry leaders and policymakers to discuss energy and tax policy, debate pressing issues in the changing electricity marketplace, and identify priorities for Congress, the states, and relevant agencies. Specific topics for discussion at this year’s policy forum include renewable energy finance in the new tax law, the impact of solar tariffs on U.S. competitiveness, a resilient, reliable and renewable grid and the new renewables alliance of cities, states and businesses.

WHO: The complete list of confirmed of speakers is available here.

Select Keynote Speakers:

  • The Honorable Maria Cantwell, United States Senator (D-WA)
  • The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senator (R-AK)
  • The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator (D-RI)
  • The Honorable Ron Wyden, United States Senator (D-OR)
  • Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, United States Department of Energy
  • Andrew L. Ott, President & Chief Executive Officer, PJM
  • Michael Picker, President, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Robert F. Powelson, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Additional Distinguished Speakers:

  • Jam Attari, Chief Executive Officer, BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, LLC
  • John Eber, Managing Director, Energy Investments, J.P. Morgan
  • Marissa Gillett, Vice President, External Relations, Energy Storage Association
  • Arthur Haubenstock, Vice President, Policy & Strategy, 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC
  • Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
  • Varun Sivaram, Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations

WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

WHERE: Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005


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.