ACORE Statement on the CHARGE Act

Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy:

“For too long we have failed to invest in critical upgrades to expand and modernize our nation’s transmission infrastructure. Senator Markey’s CHARGE Act includes vital reforms to our outdated and unworkable transmission planning processes, helping us achieve the 21st century grid we’ll need and paving the way for more carbon-free renewable energy. With a pragmatic and functional process for the planning and construction of interregional transmission lines, the CHARGE Act will unlock America’s clean energy potential, reduce costs for consumers and increase the reliability of the grid.”


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

Media Contacts:

Blake McCarren, Communications Manager, ACORE | 301.661.7375 (c)

Alex Hobson, Vice President of Communications, ACORE | 202.777.7584 (o) | 202.594.0706 (c)