DOL Finalizes Anti-ESG Rule

October 30, 2020  DOL Finalizes Anti-ESG Rule Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “The Department of Labor announced its final rule on Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments after only 16 days of review, on a Friday afternoon, in the face of overwhelming public opposition. The…

FERC Takes Baby Steps on Carbon Pricing while Tripling Down on Anti-Renewable Market Rules Amid Legal Challenge

October 15, 2020 FERC Takes Baby Steps on Carbon Pricing while Tripling Down on Anti-Renewable Market Rules Amid Legal Challenge Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a proposed policy statement on carbon pricing that, if formally adopted, would convey the Commission’s sense that RTO-level carbon pricing based on state policy…

Projected to Add 175,000 Jobs Before COVID-19 Pandemic, Clean Energy Sector Enters Final Months of 2020 Down 478,000 Jobs

October 8, 2020 Projected to Add 175,000 Jobs Before COVID-19 Pandemic, Clean Energy Sector Enters Final Months of 2020 Down 478,000 Jobs • 40+ states continue to suffer double-digit unemployment in clean energy • 14% of sector’s workforce still jobless as industry nears slow season WASHINGTON, D.C. – The clean energy industry expected to add…

ACORE Challenges Second Attempt by Labor Department This Year to Slow Down ESG Investments

October 5, 2020 ACORE Challenges Second Attempt by Labor Department This Year to Slow Down ESG Investments WASHINGTON, D.C. – In comments submitted today to the U.S. Department of Labor, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) challenged the Department’s recently proposed rule aimed at discouraging proxy voting under Title 1 of the Employee Retirement Income…

ACORE Statement on Updated HEROES Act

October 1, 2020 ACORE Statement on Updated HEROES Act Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “While we fully support broad-based measures to bolster the economy, America’s renewable energy workers should not be left behind in our nation’s response to the pandemic. More than 13% of renewable…

ACORE Statement on New FERC Order on Distributed Energy Resources

September 17, 2020 ACORE Statement on New FERC Order on Distributed Energy Resources Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 2222, which rightfully removes barriers to the participation of aggregated distributed energy resources (DERs) in the nation’s…