National Renewable Energy Groups Urge Support for Department of Energy Programs Facing Severe Proposed Cuts in Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 – Five national business groups representing diverse renewable energy technologies, developers, financiers and Fortune 500 buyers released a letter today requesting that Congress fund programs that have helped support job creation, economic growth and our country’s dominant technological position in electric power and renewable energy research and development.   The letter…

Media Advisory: Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-WS) Returns for its 14th Year

MEDIA ADVISORY  May 31, 2017 Media Contact: Anna Hahnemann, ACORE hahnemann@acore.org; (202) 777-7548   Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-WS) Returns for its 14th Year Financial, Policy and Industry Leaders to Explore Impact of New Policy Agendas on Growth Trajectory   WHAT: REFF-Wall Street, the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. will take placeJune…

ACORE Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Cut to Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer   WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – “We believe the proposed budget cuts to the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) would seriously jeopardize America’s leadership position in cutting-edge research on new energy technologies and harm our overall competitiveness in a…

National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — Today four national business groups representing the range of advanced and renewable energy companies in the United States submitted materials to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy market study he called for last month. The four groups developed separate analyses, based on existing sources and…

ACORE Statement on Technology-Neutral Energy Tax Reform Proposal Introduced by Senator Wyden

Statement by Todd Foley, ACORE Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs   WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017 – “We commend Senator Wyden for his leadership in introducing a technology neutral energy tax reform proposal encouraging private sector investment in the nation’s energy infrastructure, including the electricity sector. The proposal would reward system performance, emissions reduction…

American Council On Renewable Energy Statement Regarding Department of Energy’s Planned Study of the U.S. Electric Grid

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 – “We’re puzzled that the Department of Energy is launching a new study based on the premise that renewable energy policies are accelerating the decline of coal and nuclear plants, or somehow undermining grid resilience. Numerous studies have demonstrated otherwise,…

Clean Energy Coalition Supports Proposed FERC Revision of Interconnection Process

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2017 — A coalition of clean energy groups voiced their support today for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to renewable energy development. The following are comments made by representatives of clean energy and emerging…

American Council On Renewable Energy Statement on Executive Order Detailing Intention to Review Clean Power Plan Regulations

Statement by Greg Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 – “There is no denying that long-term investment in the nation’s renewable energy infrastructure would have benefited from Clean Power Plan’s 2030 objectives. The near-term reality, however, is that today’s executive order is unlikely to impact the booming growth in…