Senior Program Associate at the American Council on Renewable Energy.

ESG Investing: Financing Renewable Energy via Sustainable Markets

July 8, 2019 By Max Almono   On June 17, ACORE hosted an Executive Meeting in New York City to examine how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) disclosure and scoring methodologies can better reflect renewable energy use and investment. Participants at the event included leading investors, utilities, corporate offtakers, credit rating agencies, and professional service…

How Power Market Structures are Driving Demand for Energy Storage Investment

On March 19, ACORE hosted an invite-only, executive meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss evolving business models for energy storage and hybrid projects. Participants in the event, Aligning Market Incentives to Facilitate Financing and Deployment of Energy Storage, ranged from senior-level financiers to corporate offtakers, utilities, developers and wholesale markets. MISO, ERCOT, PJM and Grid…

Interview with Libby Bernick – Managing Director and Global Head of Trucost Corporate Business, S&P Global

In support of ACORE’s 1Tx2030 campaign, ACORE policy staffer Max Almono has begun to assess the role of “ESG” (Environment, Sustainability and Governance) scoring in driving renewable energy investment and procurement. To better understand the impact of ESG scoring on the renewable sector, Almono recently sat down with Libby Bernick, Managing Director and Global Head…

How the Midterm Results and Corporate Incentives Will Accelerate Demand for Renewables in 2019 and Beyond

Last month, ACORE hosted an executive meeting in San Francisco with senior-level developers, financiers, utilities and corporate buyers to discuss the results of the midterm elections and the new market structures that are driving growth in corporate procurement of renewable energy. Our first panel featured policy experts from E.ON and Lincoln Clean Energy in a…

Forecasting the Future for Renewable Energy Procurement

Last month, ACORE hosted an executive roundtable in Washington, D.C. with prominent corporate procurers, financiers and developers in the renewable energy sector to discuss corporate leadership in the renewable energy economy. The roundtable highlighted the ongoing shift in purchasers’ interests from conventional agreements for their own operations to a broader push for renewable energy adoption…