Gregory Wetstone is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). ACORE is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing renewable energy through finance, policy, and market development. With member companies from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies and close ties to the renewable energy finance sector, ACORE is the preeminent voice for the nation’s renewable energy industry. Greg has written and spoken widely on energy and environmental issues. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Atlanta Constitution, the Miami Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Diego Union Tribune and other newspapers and magazines across the nation. Greg’s has appeared on the ABC Nightly News, the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, NBC World News Tonight, CNN, and National Public Radio. He has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and a B.S. in biology from Florida State University.

Responding to The Wall Street Journal’s Editorial on Wind Energy and Tax Reform

The Wall Street Journal published a misguided editorial over the weekend that supported the House tax bill’s damaging provisions to retroactively revise wind incentives. I wanted to share ACORE’s response in my letter to the editor, which was published in print on Nov. 15 as the lead response to their editorial (full text below).  Wind, Solar Are Shedding Subsidies. Oil?…

Responding to Administrator Pruitt’s Comments on the Wind and Solar Tax Credits

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.The Hill As reported recently by The Hill, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thinks the solar investment tax credit and wind production tax credit should be eliminated. Speaking at an event in Kentucky, Pruitt said “I would do away with these incentives that we give to wind and solar…I’d let…

Driving Growth in a New Policy Landscape

This year’s annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum, hosted by ACORE, took place on the heels of an important policy update for key technologies. In December 2015, Congress approved a combined tax and budget package giving wind and solar what amounts to between five and seven years of policy “certainty” for investors and developers. But tax…