Panel at the 2019 Grid Forum

Community Choice Aggregators on the Rise as an Alternative Electricity Provider

November 14, 2019 By Ed Zaelke Community choice aggregators (CCAs) are growing in popularity as an alternative electricity provider for communities that want more local control over their energy mix. And so, financiers, CCAs and other business leaders must assess what this growth means for the electric grid, utility business models and project finance. While…

German PV-storage system outlook

Germany’s climate protection law: Opportunities for the storage sector

October 28, 2019 Flérida Regueira Cortizo, Anne Bräutigam Germany Trade & Invest   On October 9, Germany’s Federal Cabinet passed a climate protection law making Germany the first country to adopt a binding roadmap towards greenhouse gas neutrality. It provides legally comprehensive climate targets for the transport, energy, industrial, building, agricultural and waste-management sectors. Several…

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…

Explaining Changing Trends in Cleantech Patent Filing with Kilpatrick Townsend’s Scott McMillan and David Hsu

June 12, 2019 by Tyler Stoff, Policy & Research Manager with ACORE   Patent litigation and prosecution firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and patent consultants GreyB Services recently released their first annual Patenting Trends Study. Their findings documented changes in filing behavior from 2008 – 2018. ACORE staff interviewed Kilpatrick Townsend Partner Scott McMillan…