ACORE Statement on FY24 Senate Energy & Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the 2024 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act today which determines funding levels for the Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal agencies. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):

“Unlike the House spending title passed out of committee last month, the Senate Energy & Water Appropriations bill increases important funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), a critical program that advances technological solutions to help equitably transition America to a renewable energy economy. We are also heartened to see increased funding provided for the Grid Deployment Office, an important program that will help drive electric grid modernization and expand our transmission infrastructure to ensure access to reliable, affordable and clean electricity. We wholeheartedly support this spending bill, and urge its passage by the full Senate and enactment into law.”


In April 2023, ACORE led a letter signed by a multi-sector coalition of over 40 clean energy organizations, environmental groups, developers, manufacturers, labor and consumer groups, and other nonprofits to Congress urging robust funding for high-capacity transmission deployment and research through the DOE’s FY 2024 budget.


About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit

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