Todd Foley leads the strategic integration of policy development, research, external communications and interaction with Federal and state government and regulatory officials. He has over 25 years experience in Federal and state policy, renewable energy market design, business development and sales. Prior to joining ACORE, he directed global and US policy, communications and business development and profile sales for BP Solar. Prior to moving into BP’s renewables business, he directed US environmental, government and regulatory affairs for BP America. He also served in several US government positions, including the White House, US Senate, US EPA and OSHA. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the Solar Alliance, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Associations (TREIA). He received his B.S. from Boston College and law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.

New IRS Guidance Makes the Future of U.S. Solar Even Brighter

The long-awaited action last Friday by the Treasury Department to finalize important “commence construction” guidance will continue market momentum and drive additional investment and deployment in solar and other renewable energy resources by providing certainty to investors and developers. In a nutshell, projects using solar energy and Section 48 technologies will have options that resemble those…

A Better Path for Reliability, Resilience and Affordability

A few weeks ago, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry proposed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) intervene in the nation’s electricity markets to establish new rules that would have electricity consumers subsidize uneconomical coal and nuclear power plants and pay more for power in their electricity bills. In response, today ACORE submitted comments to FERC emphasizing the important…