The Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (PREF) is an invitation-only ACORE executive program. Comprised of senior-level members, it is the nation’s most credible educational resource on renewable energy finance. PREF members focus on increasing capital formation and investment in renewable energy through various forms of education, analysis and outreach.


  • Provide data and analysis, from the perspective of leading corporate executives, on how relevant tax and energy policies affect the financing, development and procurement of renewable energy.
  • Educate senior officials to ensure that government programs and policies impact the market as constructively and efficiently as possible.
  • Help to facilitate capital flow to renewable energy projects in the United States.


  • PREF Outreach Days: Members convene in Washington, D.C. and in strategically selected states to meet with key elected and appointed officials, regulatory agencies and other important policymakers.
  • Data & Analysis: PREF contributes to white papers and issue briefs with detailed information about renewable energy finance and the impacts of specific policies.
  • Strategy Sessions: PREF hosts an annual meeting in New York and regular check-ins and working group sessions on new developments in the market, policy priorities and overall program strategy and direction.

Past Work

  • Met with senior officials at government agencies and the White House on a range of issues impacting renewable energy investment and deployment, including tax policy, infrastructure investment, trade and the regulation of electricity markets.
  • Provided analysis and counsel to members of Congress and professional staff on tax policy, infrastructure investment and innovative approaches to unlock capital for renewable energy growth.
  • Outreach on key issues to senior officials in strategically selected states including Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland and North Carolina.
  • Helped produce numerous ACORE publications, including issue briefs on tax and trade policy, and white papers on a range of finance issues.