ACORE’s Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (PREF) focuses on capital formation and investment in the renewable sector. PREF is the nation’s most important and credible resource on the range of issues relevant to renewable energy finance. The group’s reports and rigorous analyses power important educational outreach to federal and state officials concerning market developments, sector finance trends and the impacts of key policies. PREF members include financial institutions, corporate end-users and renewable energy companies.


  • Assess the impact of federal and state policies on renewable energy investment
  • Bring greater integrity, consistency and transparency to ESG scoring so that it better reflects renewable energy use and investment
  • Unlock capital flows to achieve $1 trillion in private sector investment in renewable energy and enabling technologies between 2018 and 2030


  • 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.

Focus Areas

  • Tax Policy
  • Infrastructure Investment
  • Power Markets
  • Siting and Permitting
  • Corporate Procurement
  • Market Drivers