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Media Advisory: National Renewable Energy Policy Forum

March 7, 2017

Media Contact:
Anna Hahnemann, ACORE
hahnemann@acore.org; (202) 777-7548


Future of Renewables in Focus at Annual ACORE Policy Forum

Industry leaders, elected officials to discuss impact of new political, policy agendas on sector


Washington, DC – On March 16, executives from across the renewable energy sector will join bipartisan elected officials in Washington, D.C. to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in a new national policy landscape.

This year’s National Renewable Energy Policy Forum will explore how new leadership at the federal and state levels coupled with new agendas on energy deployment, tax reform, regulatory processes and infrastructure investment might affect the renewables sector – and will develop strategies to further accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy.

The National Renewable Energy Policy Forum is an annual event hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). The event is open to press.

The Policy Forum takes place at a time of remarkable growth for the renewable energy industry. Last year alone, the sector attracted $46 billion in new investment, and since 2008 renewables have made up more than half of all new power generation capacity in the United States, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

WHAT: ACORE’s 2017 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum

WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 8am – 5pm

WHERE: The W Hotel, 515 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

WHO: A complete list of presenters is available here. Selected speakers include:

  • The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, United States Senator (D-CT)
  • The Honorable Tom Reed, United States Congressman (R-NY)
  • Michael Picker, President, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
  • Aruna Kalyanam, Staff Director, House Ways and Means Committee on Tax Policy
  • Frank Armijo, Vice President, Energy and Environment, Lockheed Martin
  • Russell Baruffi, Renewable Power Development Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • David Giordano, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Michael Terrell, Principal, Energy & Global Infrastructure, Google Inc.
  • Kathy Weiss, Vice President of Government Affairs, First Solar

RSVP: Media registration is free. Please contact Anna Hahnemann at
hahnemann@acore.org; 202-777-7548.


About the National Renewable Energy Policy Forum:

ACORE’s annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum convenes senior elected officials, industry executives, experts and advocates to discuss the state of play in the U.S. renewable energy sector and the policy outlook for our industry in the coming year. Participants share their perspectives on the potential impact of new political directions, policy priorities and regulatory changes, and help each other understand how industry and policymakers can work together to ensure the sector continues to grow and create new opportunities for American workers and investors.

About ACORE:

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing value to the renewable energy industry through market development, policy changes, and financial innovation.  With hundreds of member companies from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies, consumers, and investors, ACORE is uniquely positioned to promote the policies and financial structures essential to growth in the renewable energy sector.  The organization’s annual conferences in Washington D.C., 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.