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ACORE Hosts its First-Ever Virtual Grid Forum

By: Maheen Ahmad and Adam Carey November 25, 2020 ACORE’s annual Grid Forum convenes renewable energy industry executives and thought leaders to explore the business opportunities, policy and regulatory issues, and technology challenges associated with integrating increasingly high penetrations of renewable electricity on the grid. This year, on November 17-18, ACORE hosted its first-ever virtual Grid Forum with the theme “maximizing renewables integration through grid modernization.”  Hundreds of attendees…

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Connecting the Dots: Smart Climate Policy Coalescing Around Key Priorities

By: Tyler Stoff October 27, 2020 In January 2020, ACORE released Advancing America’s Climate Leadership: Policy Options That Most Effectively Put Renewable Energy to Work, a report that examined notable climate policy approaches for their impact on renewable energy growth and investment, including a federal high-penetration renewable or clean energy standard, a technology-neutral tax credit,…

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Not Your Parents’ Carbon Price: Climate-Aware Wholesale Energy Markets Can Be An Effective, Consensus Part Of the Climate Solution

By: Tyler Stoff October 7, 2020 Nearly 70% of the nation’s electricity moves through organized wholesale energy markets, where electricity is bought and sold among generators, utilities and traders before reaching end-use customers. These markets are operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs), and regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission…

Beth Soholt testifies in support of the Macro Grid Initiative before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Macro Grid in the Congressional Limelight

By: Tracy Warren August 3, 2020 “The pursuit and achievement of a Macro Grid – an interregionally connected backbone for the nation’s transmission grid – is essential for the United States to achieve its climate goals and ‘charge up’ the economy.” This was the message that Beth Soholt, the Executive Director of the Clean Grid…