Brings long history of leadership promoting renewable energy
For Immediate Release – December 14, 2015
Washington D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Gregory Wetstone to become the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016. “Greg’s experience, vision and history of leadership promoting renewable energy equip him well to take ACORE to new levels,” commented Dan Reicher, chairman of ACORE’s Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance at Stanford University.
“Over the breadth of his career,” Reicher added, “Greg has been successful in government, private sector and non-profit positions, demonstrating strong leadership, a talent for consensus-building, and a proven ability to advance key national policies at the highest level. We are thrilled to have him on board.”
Most recently, Wetstone oversaw government affairs as Vice President for Terra-Gen Power LLC, a renewable energy company with utility-scale wind, solar and geothermal energy facilities. Prior to his 6-year term with Terra-Gen, he served as Senior Director for Government and Public Affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Director of Programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), where he founded the legislative program. Earlier in his career, Greg was Senior Counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and played an important role in crafting the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.
“I am honored by the Board’s confidence and enthusiastic about leading ACORE at such an important time.” Wetstone said. “It is increasingly clear that our energy policies will be the subject of intense national debate in coming years. I believe that ACORE, as a common voice for the large and diverse collection of businesses in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors, has a critically important role to play as we look to move the nation towards a lower carbon economy. I look forward to working with ACORE’s staff, Board and member companies, and our allies across the renewable space, to address the challenges of this vital transition.”
Among those welcoming Wetstone was Senator Dean Heller (R-NV). “Congratulations to Greg for being selected as the new President and CEO at ACORE,” said Senator Heller. “I’ve enjoyed working with Greg in the past on geothermal energy and development. These are important issues facing our nation, and I look forward to having him as a partner to develop renewable policies for the future.”
Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) added, “With Greg Wetstone as CEO, I expect ACORE to be a key player as we work to grow the renewable energy sector and move the country towards a lower carbon economy.”
“Greg’s experience and track record across the clean energy space will be a tremendous asset for ACORE,” said Stephen Morgan, chair of the ACORE Board of Directors Executive Search Committee and CEO of American Clean Energy. “I am confident that he will lead the group to new heights.”
ACORE is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing value to the renewable energy sector through policy changes, market development and finance. With hundreds of member companies from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies and platforms, and close ties to renewable energy investors, ACORE is uniquely positioned to promote the policies and financial structures essential to growth in the renewable sector. The organization’s annual conferences in Washington, New York and San Francisco set the industry standard in providing important venues for key leaders to meet; discuss recent developments; and hear the latest from senior government officials and seasoned experts. Additional information is available at www.acore.org
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