New Report Highlights Problems with Transmission Planning, Proposes Solutions

January 21, 2021 New Report Highlights Problems with Transmission Planning, Proposes Solutions WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today highlights why the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) needs to reform the nation’s electric transmission planning process and offers a blueprint for a new rule that would properly support a reliable, affordable, and clean power system. The…

ACORE Congratulates New FERC Chairman Richard Glick

January 21, 2021 ACORE Congratulates New FERC Chairman Richard Glick WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on Richard Glick being appointed Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): “We extend our congratulations to new FERC Chairman Richard Glick. He…

New Report Finds Current Transmission Interconnection Process Unworkable and Inefficient, Raising Energy Costs for Customers and Stifling Job Creation

January 12, 2021 New Report Finds Current Transmission Interconnection Process Unworkable and Inefficient, Raising Energy Costs for Customers and Stifling Job Creation New Interregional Planning Needed to Fix Current Queue Backlogs WASHINGTON, D.C. — A report released today shows that the current system for interconnecting generators to the transmission grid is unworkable and inefficient, creating…

ACORE Commends Congress for Including Commonsense Emergency Relief Measures for the Renewable Sector in Year-End Spending and COVID Relief Legislation

December 21, 2020 ACORE Commends Congress for Including Commonsense Emergency Relief Measures for the Renewable Sector in Year-End Spending and COVID Relief Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress has reached a bipartisan deal that contains important emergency relief measures for the renewable energy industry, including a two-year extension of the investment tax credit (important for solar…

ACORE Congratulates New White House Climate Team

December 17, 2020 ACORE Congratulates New White House Climate Team WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following are statements from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on President-elect Biden officially naming his climate team: “We are impressed by the depth of expertise and experience on the President-elect’s newly announced climate team,…

DOL Finalizes Second Anti-ESG Rule

December 11, 2020 DOL Finalizes Second Anti-ESG Rule WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Labor today announced its final rule on Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights, which discourages proxy voting under Title 1 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of…