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…

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…

Energy storage tax credit, transmission spotlighted as bipartisan opportunities at ACORE’s Hill briefing

On April 4, ACORE convened a Capitol Hill briefing with fellow leaders in the renewable energy and energy storage industries, including the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). A packed room of congressional staff and members of the media learned from the speakers how to continue renewables’ rapid growth with…