American Council On Renewable Energy Statement Regarding Department of Energy’s Planned Study of the U.S. Electric Grid

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 – “We’re puzzled that the Department of Energy is launching a new study based on the premise that renewable energy policies are accelerating the decline of coal and nuclear plants, or somehow undermining grid resilience. Numerous studies have demonstrated otherwise,…

Clean Energy Coalition Supports Proposed FERC Revision of Interconnection Process

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2017 — A coalition of clean energy groups voiced their support today for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to renewable energy development. The following are comments made by representatives of clean energy and emerging…

American Council On Renewable Energy Statement on Executive Order Detailing Intention to Review Clean Power Plan Regulations

Statement by Greg Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 – “There is no denying that long-term investment in the nation’s renewable energy infrastructure would have benefited from Clean Power Plan’s 2030 objectives. The near-term reality, however, is that today’s executive order is unlikely to impact the booming growth in…

National Renewable Energy Policy Forum Charts Path for Policy Progress and Continued Market Expansion

 Public Officials and Industry Leaders Examine Challenges and Opportunities    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – A diverse mix of elected leaders, senior congressional staffers, industry executives, investors and renewable energy advocates convened at the National Renewable Energy Policy Forum to discuss the most significant policy and finance issues facing the renewable energy industry in the context of…

American Council On Renewable Energy Honors Industry Leaders at Fifteenth Anniversary Gala

Amazon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Google Awarded for Renewable Energy Innovation and Industry Impact   WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national non-profit organization dedicated to leading the transition to a renewable energy economy, celebrated its fifteen year anniversary by hosting a gala event at the Ronald Reagan Building…

Media Advisory: National Renewable Energy Policy Forum

MEDIA ADVISORY  March 7, 2017 Media Contact: Anna Hahnemann, ACORE hahnemann@acore.org; (202) 777-7548   Future of Renewables in Focus at Annual ACORE Policy Forum Industry leaders, elected officials to discuss impact of new political, policy agendas on sector   Washington, DC – On March 16, executives from across the renewable energy sector will join bipartisan elected…

Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

National business groups, citing government statistics, say jobs providing cleaner energy options equal those in retail stores, twice those in building construction   For Immediate Release – February 22, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their…

The American Council On Renewable Energy Applauds Maryland’s Renewable Energy Leadership

Maryland Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto, Approving Expansion of the State’s Renewable Portfolio Standard   For Immediate Release – February 3, 2017 Washington, D.C. – The Maryland Senate, following similar action by the House earlier this week, voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation to increase the use of renewable energy in the state.…

The American Council On Renewable Energy Praises Google’s 100% Renewable Energy Achievement

Google Purchases Enough Renewable Energy To Match Its Global Operations in 2017   For Immediate Release – December 6, 2016 Washington, D.C.—The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds Google on today’s announcement that the company will reach its goal of powering its global operations – including data centers and offices – with 100% renewable…