ACORE President & CEO at Waterpower Week: “Renewable power is now cleaner, safer and more affordable than any other form of electricity”

Washington, D.C.  – In the opening plenary session today during the National Hydropower Association’s Waterpower Week, Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), delivered the following remarks:

“As a nation, we are at a turning point. Renewable power is now cleaner, safer and more affordable than any other form of electricity. It is no longer a matter of whether we get to a renewable energy economy; it’s a question of when. Across the political spectrum, poll after poll shows strong public support for these clean energy technologies. The onus is now on America’s policymakers to answer the public’s call for carbon-free electricity.”

On Thursday, ACORE will be joined by leading renewable energy and energy storage organizations in a briefing to Capitol Hill staff members on the key policy reforms and market drivers necessary to accelerate the transition to America’s renewable energy future.

Speakers include:

  • Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy
  • Erin Duncan, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Jason Burwen, Vice President, Policy, Energy Storage Association
  • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd & Adj. Prof & Dir. of GWU’s Environment & Energy Mgmt Institute

Time: 3 – 4 PM, Thursday, April 4, 2019
Location: 112 Cannon House Office Building

Media is invited to attend. Interested press should RSVP in advance to ACORE’s Vice President of Communications, Alex Hobson, at



The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national nonprofit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. Founded in 2001, ACORE is the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector, supported by hundreds of members spanning renewable energy technologies and constituencies. Every year, ACORE convenes top business leaders and policymakers at its annual forums on finance, policy and grid technology in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. For more information about ACORE, please visit and follow @ACORE on Twitter.

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