Press Releases by Year

2021

ACORE Statement on Ways and Means Committee Action to Advance Climate and Clean Energy Priorities in the Build Back Better Act

September 15, 2021 ACORE Statement on Ways and Means Committee Action to Advance Climate and Clean Energy Priorities in the Build Back Better Act Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy “The Ways and Means Committee is rising to the challenge of the code red on climate change…

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ACORE Statement on House Energy & Commerce Committee Action to Advance Clean Energy and Transmission Priorities in the Build Back Better Act 

September 14, 2021 ACORE Statement on House Energy & Commerce Committee Action to Advance Clean Energy and Transmission Priorities in the Build Back Better Act Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy “We commend the Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing its important clean energy and transmission contributions…

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Wind, Solar Projects Charged for Transmission Upgrades That Benefit Shared Grid

September 9, 2021 Wind, Solar Projects Charged for Transmission Upgrades That Benefit Shared Grid New Analysis Released as FERC Prepares to Evaluate Interconnection Cost Allocation Rules WASHINGTON, D.C. – While the entire power system typically benefits from significant transmission upgrades, new wind and solar projects are being asked to foot nearly the entire bill when…

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ACORE Statement on DOE’s Solar Futures Study

September 8, 2021 ACORE Statement on DOE’s Solar Futures Study Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy: “The new Solar Futures study from the Department of Energy demonstrates that we can grow the renewable sector rapidly enough to meet our climate goals and, importantly, do so without raising…

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50+ Organizations Call for Inclusion of Stable, Long-Term Clean Energy and Transportation Tax Incentives in Budget Reconciliation Package

September 7, 2021 50+ Organizations Call for Inclusion of Stable, Long-Term Clean Energy and Transportation Tax Incentives in Budget Reconciliation Package   WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 50 diverse stakeholders, including environmental organizations, renewable energy companies, faith groups, and clean energy and transportation associations, wrote to the House Ways and Means Committee today requesting the…

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50 Organizations Call for Inclusion of a Transmission ITC in Budget Reconciliation Package

August 11, 2021 50 Organizations Call for Inclusion of a Transmission ITC in Budget Reconciliation Package   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fifty diverse stakeholders, including environmental organizations, electric utilities, renewable energy companies, transmission developers, business associations, labor unions, and clean energy trade associations wrote to the House Ways and Means Committee today requesting the inclusion of…

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186 Lawmakers Urge the Prioritization of Clean Energy Tax Policy in the Upcoming Infrastructure Package

August 10, 2021 186 Lawmakers Urge the Prioritization of Clean Energy Tax Policy in the Upcoming Infrastructure Package   WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter delivered today to House leadership, 186 lawmakers urged the inclusion of a stable, predictable, and long-term clean energy, energy efficiency, and clean transportation tax platform in the infrastructure package this…

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ACORE Statement on Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

August 10, 2021 ACORE Statement on Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy:   “The bipartisan infrastructure deal is a constructive first step in this year’s infrastructure process and contains several provisions to help build the transmission necessary to decarbonize the…

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Institutional Investors Call on Texas Leaders to Ensure a Level Playing Field for All Energy Resources, Scrap Anti-Renewable Proposals

August 9, 2021 Institutional Investors Call on Texas Leaders to Ensure a Level Playing Field for All Energy Resources, Scrap Anti-Renewable Proposals   WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent today to the Governor of Texas Greg Abbott, Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas Peter Lake, and other Texas legislative and regulatory leaders, the…

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ACORE Announces New Vice President of Policy

August 3, 2021 ACORE Announces New Vice President of Policy   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that Allison Nyholm has joined the organization as Vice President of Policy. In this role, Nyholm will promote and defend policies to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy in Congress,…

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More Interregional Transmission Could Have Saved Nearly $1 Billion, Preserved Power for 200,000 Homes During Texas Freeze

July 22, 2021 More Interregional Transmission Could Have Saved Nearly $1 Billion, Preserved Power for 200,000 Homes During Texas Freeze First-of-its-Kind Analysis Quantifies the Value of Added Transmission During Recent Severe Weather Events in Texas, the Northeast and the Midwest   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each additional gigawatt (GW) of transmission capacity connecting the Texas power…

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ACORE Statement on FERC Regional Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection Advance Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking

July 15, 2021 ACORE Statement on FERC Regional Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection Advance Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued a significant Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on regional transmission planning, cost allocation and generator interconnection. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone,…

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ACORE Urges Texas Leaders to Focus on Policies that Ensure Grid Reliability, Not Unfairly Hinder Renewables

July 8, 2021 ACORE Urges Texas Leaders to Focus on Policies that Ensure Grid Reliability, Not Unfairly Hinder Renewables Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):   “As Texas lawmakers convene in Austin today for a special legislative session, it is imperative that state leaders support policies…

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New Report Finds Wholesale Power Markets Key to Accelerating Renewable Energy in the Southeast

June 29, 2021 New Report Finds Wholesale Power Markets Key to Accelerating Renewable Energy in the Southeast Report represents the consensus view of the U.S. renewable energy industry WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) analyzing power market design features finds that real-time, wholesale energy markets,…

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ACORE Statement on FERC Transmission Announcements

June 17, 2021 ACORE Statement on FERC Transmission Announcements WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued two orders today highlighting FERC’s focus on transmission policy. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “We commend FERC for taking these initial steps on…

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Investor Confidence in Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Sectors Hits All-Time High

  June 15, 2021 Investor Confidence in Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Sectors Hits All-Time High ACORE Releases $1T 2030 Campaign Progress Report and New Survey of Leading Financial Institutions and Developers   WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new analysis released today by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) finds that confidence among both renewable energy…

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ACORE Statement on the Biden Administration’s Budget Request

May 28, 2021 ACORE Statement on the Biden Administration’s Budget Request Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) “Today’s budget request from the Biden administration provides a detailed roadmap of the programs and federal investments necessary to support the renewable energy industry’s drive to decarbonize the power…

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ACORE Statement on the Renewable Energy Investment Act

May 13, 2021 ACORE Statement on the Renewable Energy Investment Act Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) “ACORE applauds Congressman Blumenauer for his leadership in introducing the Renewable Energy Investment Act. We are now at a critical inflection point in America’s clean energy transition. While important…

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Report: Transmission Investment Tax Credit Would Create 650,000 Jobs, Spur $15.3B in Investment

May 13, 2021 Report: Transmission Investment Tax Credit Would Create 650,000 Jobs, Spur $15.3B in Investment WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today during an American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) webinar with Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) outlines the benefits of a transmission Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which has…

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ACORE Statement on the Approval of Vineyard Wind

May 11, 2021 ACORE Statement on the Approval of Vineyard Wind WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden administration announced today the approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American…

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New Report Identifies 22 Shovel Ready Regional and Interregional Transmission Projects

April 27, 2021 New Report Identifies 22 Shovel Ready Regional and Interregional Transmission Projects Lines Would Unlock Renewable Energy Capacity, Create 1.2 Million Jobs, Spur Economic Development, and Increase Grid Resilience WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today identifies 22 shovel ready, high-voltage transmission projects across the country that, if constructed, would create approximately…

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ACORE Statement on the Clean Energy for America Act

April 21, 2021 ACORE Statement on the Clean Energy for America Act Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “The Clean Energy for America Act offers a comprehensive and scientifically driven framework for accelerating the clean energy transition. With full-value credits pegged to emissions reduction targets, the…

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FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement Will Unlock a New Era of Climate-Aware Energy Markets

April 15, 2021 FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement Will Unlock a New Era of Climate-Aware Energy Markets WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a long-awaited final policy statement on carbon pricing in wholesale energy markets. The policy statement provides certainty to market operators that the Commission will give proposals which…

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ACORE Congratulates New SEC Chairman Gary Gensler

April 14, 2021 ACORE Congratulates New SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “We congratulate Gary Gensler on being named the new Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Sustainability-oriented Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment is one of the nation’s…

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ACORE Statement on Biden Administration’s FY 2022 Discretionary Request

April 9, 2021 ACORE Statement on Biden Administration’s FY 2022 Discretionary Request Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “Today’s budget request from the Biden administration demonstrates a continued whole-of-government approach to tackling the climate crisis and begins to restore the executive branch capacity necessary to support…

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Transmission ITC Bill Now Introduced in Both Chambers

April 8, 2021 Transmission ITC Bill Now Introduced in Both Chambers Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Steven Horsford and Rep. Susie Lee’s introduction today of the Electric Power Infrastructure Improvement Act adds to the growing momentum for a federal transmission investment…

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Institutional Investors Express Serious Concerns With Retroactive Anti-Renewables Legislation Being Proposed in Texas

April 6, 2021 Institutional Investors Express Serious Concerns With Retroactive Anti-Renewables Legislation Being Proposed in Texas WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent today to the Governor of Texas Greg Abbott, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick, and the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan, the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy…

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ACORE Statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

March 31, 2021 ACORE Statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “We commend President Biden for his historic efforts to at long last get serious about tackling the climate crisis. The American Jobs Plan released today will move the clean energy sector…

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ACORE Statement on Senator Heinrich’s Electric Power Infrastructure Improvement Act

March 26, 2021 ACORE Statement on Senator Heinrich’s Electric Power Infrastructure Improvement Act Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “Senator Heinrich’s Electric Power Infrastructure Improvement Act incentivizes high-priority transmission expansion, which will unlock tens of thousands of megawatts of wind and solar now stuck in interconnection queues. A transmission…

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New Analysis Reveals How Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation Processes Are Inhibiting Wind and Solar Development

March 25, 2021 New Analysis Reveals How Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation Processes Are Inhibiting Wind and Solar Development WASHINGTON, D.C. — A comprehensive review released today of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic shows how the current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the…

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DOL Will Not Enforce Anti-ESG, Trump-Era Rules

March 11, 2021 DOL Will Not Enforce Anti-ESG, Trump-Era Rules WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Wednesday that it will not be enforcing two rules finalized under the Trump administration in 2020 intended to slow the growth of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone,…

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ACORE Congratulates New EPA Administrator Michael Regan

March 10, 2021 ACORE Congratulates New EPA Administrator Michael Regan Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “Having a true environmental champion like Michael Regan leading the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a big step in the right direction. We look forward to working with him to…

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ACORE Welcomes First Cohort of Accelerate Members

March 10, 2021 ACORE Welcomes First Cohort of Accelerate Members WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that 15 companies have been selected to participate in its Accelerate membership program. The first cohort of Accelerate members includes 548 Capital, Clearloop, Full Service Solar LLC, IberSun North America, Lyssy Energy Enterprises,…

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ACORE Statement on CLEAN Future Act

March 2, 2021 ACORE Statement on CLEAN Future Act Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “The CLEAN Future Act reflects the kind of comprehensive legislative approach we will need to start tackling the climate crisis. The inclusion of a federal high-penetration clean energy standard represents one…

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ACORE Statement on Heartland Power Outages

February 16, 2021 ACORE Statement on Heartland Power Outages Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “As electricity generators work feverishly to restore power to millions of Americans, the serious problems on the grid today in Texas and much of the nation’s heartland reinforce the importance of…

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ACORE Statement on GREEN Act

February 9, 2021 ACORE Statement on GREEN Act Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “We support the GREEN Act as an important starting point for the indispensable role that clean energy tax incentives will play as part of a comprehensive federal climate strategy.  It’s high time…

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45 Organizations Call for Long-Term Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Tax Platform To Help Effectively Address the Climate Crisis

February 5, 2021 45 Organizations Call for Long-Term Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Tax Platform To Help Effectively Address the Climate Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter delivered today to President Biden, key members of the Biden administration, and Congressional leadership, a multi-sector coalition of 45 organizations is asking for the inclusion of a…

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ACORE Statement on Climate Day Executive Actions

January 27, 2021 ACORE Statement on Climate Day Executive Actions Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “Today’s Executive Actions provide welcome detail on the “whole-of-government” approach the Biden Administration is taking to tackle the climate crisis. As the nation’s largest energy consumer, the federal government’s procurement…

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New Report Highlights Problems with Transmission Planning, Proposes Solutions

January 21, 2021 New Report Highlights Problems with Transmission Planning, Proposes Solutions WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today highlights why the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) needs to reform the nation’s electric transmission planning process and offers a blueprint for a new rule that would properly support a reliable, affordable, and clean power system. The…

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ACORE Congratulates New FERC Chairman Richard Glick

January 21, 2021 ACORE Congratulates New FERC Chairman Richard Glick WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on Richard Glick being appointed Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): “We extend our congratulations to new FERC Chairman Richard Glick. He…

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New Report Finds Current Transmission Interconnection Process Unworkable and Inefficient, Raising Energy Costs for Customers and Stifling Job Creation

January 12, 2021 New Report Finds Current Transmission Interconnection Process Unworkable and Inefficient, Raising Energy Costs for Customers and Stifling Job Creation New Interregional Planning Needed to Fix Current Queue Backlogs WASHINGTON, D.C. — A report released today shows that the current system for interconnecting generators to the transmission grid is unworkable and inefficient, creating…

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2020

ACORE Commends Congress for Including Commonsense Emergency Relief Measures for the Renewable Sector in Year-End Spending and COVID Relief Legislation

December 21, 2020 ACORE Commends Congress for Including Commonsense Emergency Relief Measures for the Renewable Sector in Year-End Spending and COVID Relief Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress has reached a bipartisan deal that contains important emergency relief measures for the renewable energy industry, including a two-year extension of the investment tax credit (important for solar…

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ACORE Congratulates New White House Climate Team

December 17, 2020 ACORE Congratulates New White House Climate Team WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following are statements from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on President-elect Biden officially naming his climate team: “We are impressed by the depth of expertise and experience on the President-elect’s newly announced climate team,…

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DOL Finalizes Second Anti-ESG Rule

December 11, 2020 DOL Finalizes Second Anti-ESG Rule WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Labor today announced its final rule on Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights, which discourages proxy voting under Title 1 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of…

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Slow Job Growth in November Leaves 446,000 Clean Energy Workers Unemployed as COVID Cases, Shutdowns Surge

December 9, 2020 Slow Job Growth in November Leaves 446,000 Clean Energy Workers Unemployed as COVID Cases, Shutdowns Surge Clean energy businesses face weakening federal incentives unless Congress acts before holidays At rate since June, sector would need 36 months to reach pre-COVID employment Job growth slowest since unemployment peaked in May WASHINGTON, D.C. –…

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Senate Confirms Bipartisan FERC Nominees

November 30, 2020 Senate Confirms Bipartisan FERC Nominees WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate voted this evening to confirm Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) nominees Allison Clements and Mark Christie. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “We commend the Senate for confirming this highly qualified…

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Senate ENR Committee Votes to Advance FERC Nominees

November 18, 2020 Senate ENR Committee Votes to Advance FERC Nominees WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted this morning to advance Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) nominees Allison Clements and Mark Christie. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy…

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Multi-Sector Coalition Urges Congress to Include Support For Clean Energy and Clean Transportation in Must-Pass Legislation This Year

November 17, 2020 Multi-Sector Coalition Urges Congress to Include Support For Clean Energy and Clean Transportation in Must-Pass Legislation This Year WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter delivered to U.S. House and Senate leadership today, 45 organizations and companies spanning the environmental, conservation, clean energy, public health and faith communities are urging support for clean…

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24,000 Clean Energy Jobs Added in October, Leaving 454,000 Unemployed After Months of Federal Inaction

November 12, 2020 24,000 Clean Energy Jobs Added in October, Leaving 454,000 Unemployed After Months of Federal Inaction • 40+ states continue to suffer double-digit unemployment in clean energy • 13% of clean energy workforce still jobless as industry nears slow season • Job growth remains below 0.9% across all sectors WASHINGTON, D.C. – The…

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ACORE Congratulates President-Elect Biden, Looks Forward to His Immediately Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement

November 7, 2020 ACORE Congratulates President-Elect Biden, Looks Forward to His Immediately Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) congratulates President-elect Joe Biden for his victory in this historic election. The nation’s renewable energy sector looks…

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ACORE Statement on FERC Leadership Change

November 6, 2020 ACORE Statement on FERC Leadership Change Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “Like many in the energy sector, we were surprised to see the sudden change in leadership at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last night. While we have not always agreed…

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ACORE Statement on Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal

November 4, 2020 ACORE Statement on Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “As we await the official results of the presidential election, the United States – the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions – is squandering global credibility and good…

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DOL Finalizes Anti-ESG Rule

October 30, 2020  DOL Finalizes Anti-ESG Rule Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “The Department of Labor announced its final rule on Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments after only 16 days of review, on a Friday afternoon, in the face of overwhelming public opposition. The…

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FERC Takes Baby Steps on Carbon Pricing while Tripling Down on Anti-Renewable Market Rules Amid Legal Challenge

October 15, 2020 FERC Takes Baby Steps on Carbon Pricing while Tripling Down on Anti-Renewable Market Rules Amid Legal Challenge Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a proposed policy statement on carbon pricing that, if formally adopted, would convey the Commission’s sense that RTO-level carbon pricing based on state policy…

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Projected to Add 175,000 Jobs Before COVID-19 Pandemic, Clean Energy Sector Enters Final Months of 2020 Down 478,000 Jobs

October 8, 2020 Projected to Add 175,000 Jobs Before COVID-19 Pandemic, Clean Energy Sector Enters Final Months of 2020 Down 478,000 Jobs • 40+ states continue to suffer double-digit unemployment in clean energy • 14% of sector’s workforce still jobless as industry nears slow season WASHINGTON, D.C. – The clean energy industry expected to add…

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ACORE Challenges Second Attempt by Labor Department This Year to Slow Down ESG Investments

October 5, 2020 ACORE Challenges Second Attempt by Labor Department This Year to Slow Down ESG Investments WASHINGTON, D.C. – In comments submitted today to the U.S. Department of Labor, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) challenged the Department’s recently proposed rule aimed at discouraging proxy voting under Title 1 of the Employee Retirement Income…

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ACORE Statement on Updated HEROES Act

October 1, 2020 ACORE Statement on Updated HEROES Act Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “While we fully support broad-based measures to bolster the economy, America’s renewable energy workers should not be left behind in our nation’s response to the pandemic. More than 13% of renewable…

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ACORE Statement on New FERC Order on Distributed Energy Resources

September 17, 2020 ACORE Statement on New FERC Order on Distributed Energy Resources Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 2222, which rightfully removes barriers to the participation of aggregated distributed energy resources (DERs) in the nation’s…

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ACORE Challenges Labor Department Proposal Limiting ESG Investment, Requests Longer Comment Period

July 29, 2020 ACORE Challenges Labor Department Proposal Limiting ESG Investment, Requests Longer Comment Period WASHINGTON, D.C. – In comments submitted today to the U.S. Department of Labor, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) challenged the Department’s recently proposed rule relating to investment duties under Title 1 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act…

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New Analysis: The $1T 2030 American Renewable Investment Goal Remains Within Reach, but Pandemic Presents Challenges

  July 14, 2020 New Analysis: The $1T 2030 American Renewable Investment Goal Remains Within Reach, but Pandemic Presents Challenges ACORE Releases Campaign Progress Report and New Survey of Financial Institutions and Developers   WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new analysis released today finds that investors remain optimistic about long-term renewable energy growth, even as companies…

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Some Clean Energy Employees Are Returning to Work, But Sector’s Full Recovery Unlikely If Congress Doesn’t Act

July 10, 2020 Some Clean Energy Employees Are Returning to Work, But Sector’s Full Recovery Unlikely If Congress Doesn’t Act 106,300 clean energy workers returned to their jobs in June 514,200 clean energy workers remain jobless in wake of COVID-19 Troubling signs cloud clean energy sector’s outlook; stimulus needed now WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the…

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ACORE Welcomes Siemens Gamesa to its Board of Directors

July 2, 2020 ACORE Welcomes Siemens Gamesa to its Board of Directors   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the nation’s premier pan-renewable organization, announced the election of a new member to its Board of Directors: Abby Watson, Head of Government Affairs, North America for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “Abby, a renewable…

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Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market

  June 30, 2020 Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market   WASHINGTON, D.C. – As U.S. policymakers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tanks last week sent a letter encouraging PJM to continue…

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ACORE Statement on the GREEN Act

  June 25, 2020 ACORE Statement on the GREEN Act   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on the introduction today of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act (H.R. 7330): “We applaud Chairman Thompson and Chairman Neal…

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Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion

June 18, 2020 Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion Federal Energy Regulator Kicks Off Conversation on How Carbon Pricing in Competitive Power Markets Could Spur Cost-Effective Emissions Reductions WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Wednesday seized a timely opportunity to facilitate a conversation on how competitive power markets…

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Macro Grid Initiative Launches to Expand and Upgrade America’s Transmission Network

June 17, 2020 Macro Grid Initiative Launches to Expand and Upgrade America’s Transmission Network New Program Promotes Investment in 21st Century Transmission Infrastructure to Enhance Reliability, Improve Efficiency and Deliver More Low-Cost Clean Energy   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) today launched…

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27,000+ More Clean Energy Jobs Lost in May

June 15, 2020 27,000+ More Clean Energy Jobs Lost in May 620,500 clean energy workers jobless since COVID-19 hit CA, FL, GA, TX, WA, MI among hardest-hit states Report comes as Congress debates economic stimulus; runs contrary to findings of flawed Bureau of Labor Statistics report   WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress this week begins…

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Power Generators, Industry Groups, and Think Tanks Ask FERC to Examine Carbon Pricing to Reduce Emissions

April 14, 2020     Power Generators, Industry Groups, and Think Tanks Ask FERC to Examine Carbon Pricing to Reduce Emissions Broad Coalition Jointly Requests Technical Conference or Workshop to Discuss Carbon Pricing in Wholesale Electricity Markets WASHINGTON, D.C. – As U.S. policy makers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition…

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ACORE Applauds Virginia for 100% Renewable Energy Goal in the Virginia Clean Economy Act

March 6, 2020 ACORE Applauds Virginia for 100% Renewable Energy Goal in the Virginia Clean Economy Act Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy “We are thrilled to see Virginia join the legion of forward-leaning states committed to 100% clean energy. The Virginia Clean Economy Act is important legislation that will attract significant…

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ACORE Statement on the American Energy Innovation Act

February 27, 2020 ACORE Statement on the American Energy Innovation Act Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy  “ACORE supports initiatives like the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act. However all should understand that federal investment in future innovation, while constructive, is not nearly a sufficient response to…

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ACORE Elects New Board Chair

February 27, 2020 ACORE Elects New Board Chair Ørsted’s Declan Flanagan to Succeed David Giordano of BlackRock WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced that Declan Flanagan, Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted’s Onshore business, will become Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors this coming June. Flanagan will succeed…

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FERC Continues Executive Overreach with NYISO BSM Orders

February 20, 2020 FERC Continues Executive Overreach with NYISO BSM Orders WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision today to impose Buyer-Side Mitigation (BSM) measures in the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)…

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ACORE Assesses Climate Policy Options That Most Effectively Put Renewable Energy to Work

January 9, 2020 ACORE Assesses Climate Policy Options That Most Effectively Put Renewable Energy to Work Comprehensive ACORE Analysis on Climate Policies that Drive Renewable Deployment WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is releasing a new report today that examines several of the most notable policy approaches for accelerating the transition…

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ACORE Statement on CLEAN Future Act Discussion Draft

January 8, 2020 ACORE Statement on CLEAN Future Act Discussion Draft Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy The CLEAN Future Act reflects the kind of scientifically-driven legislative approach we will need to start tackling the climate crisis. While this Discussion Draft leaves room for further contribution and…

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2019

FERC Oversteps its Authority Approving MOPR Proposal

December 19, 2019 FERC Oversteps its Authority Approving MOPR Proposal   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market: “FERC delivered…

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Year-End Extenders Agreement Does Little for Renewable Growth, Virtually Nothing for Climate Change

December 17, 2019 Year-End Extenders Agreement Does Little for Renewable Growth, Virtually Nothing for Climate Change   Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) “The recently announced extenders agreement is a squandered opportunity. While ACORE supports the modest extensions in the package, they will do little for…

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ACORE Statement on 100% Clean Economy Act

  November 21, 2019 ACORE Statement on the 100% Clean Economy Act   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on today’s introduction of the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019: “The 100% Clean Economy Act is further evidence of the…

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ACORE Statement on GREEN Act Discussion Draft

  November 19, 2019 ACORE Statement on GREEN Act Discussion Draft   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act Discussion Draft released today by the House Ways and Means Committee: “The…

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New Paper Explores Key Considerations in the Design of a Federal High-Penetration Renewable Energy Standard (RES)

  October 16, 2019 New Paper Explores Key Considerations in the Design of a Federal High-Penetration Renewable Energy Standard (RES) New white paper from ACORE and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati on important benefits and key features to consider in crafting a federal high-penetration RES   WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new white paper  released…

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ESG 2.0: ACORE Releases Recommendations on ESG Scoring to Better Reflect Renewable Energy Use and Investment

  September 25, 2019   ESG 2.0: ACORE Releases Recommendations on ESG Scoring to Better Reflect Renewable Energy Use and Investment   WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In a new white paper released today, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) explores the current state of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing in the U.S. and provides…

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ACORE Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

  August 1, 2019 ACORE Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors Senior Leaders from Goldman Sachs and GE Join Board of National Renewable Energy Organization   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the nation’s premier pan-renewable organization, today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of…

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ACORE Statement on ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019

  July 30, 2019 ACORE Statement on ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019 Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)   “We commend Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for the introduction of the ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019 and her continued role as a champion for clean energy innovation.…

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ACORE Statement on Passage of H.B. 6 in Ohio

  July 23, 2019 ACORE Statement on Passage of H.B. 6 in Ohio Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)   “At a time when the nation is accelerating its transition to affordable, pollution-free renewable power, this legislation goes in precisely the wrong direction with a bailout…

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ACORE Recognizes Sen. Thune as a Renewable Energy Champion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) presented U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) with its Renewable Energy Champion Award today, an honor the organization bestows annually on the sector’s strongest supporters of policies to promote renewable energy growth and investment. “Sen. Thune has been a longtime…

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ACORE Urges Ohio Legislature to Support Pro-Renewable, Pro-Consumer Policies

  July 15, 2019 ACORE Urges Ohio Legislature to Support Pro-Renewable, Pro-Consumer Policies WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the legislative session in Ohio scheduled to end on Wednesday, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is respectfully urging state legislators to support pro-renewable polices and reject any legislation that would stymie renewable energy growth in the…

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ACORE: House Extenders Package a “Modest Start”

  June 18, 2019 ACORE: House Extenders Package a “Modest Start” Extenders Mark Missing Energy Storage ITC and Other Achievable Climate Priorities   Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “The House Ways and Means Committee extenders mark is a modest start to a really important near-term…

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ACORE Statement on the “BEST Act”

  May 22, 2019 ACORE Statement on the “BEST Act” Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)   WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We congratulate Senators Collins, Heinrich and all of the other cosponsors on their bipartisan legislation to fund important energy storage research. This effort will help drive…

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Environmental, Conservation and Clean Energy Coalition Urges Congress to Enact Energy Storage Investment Tax Credit

  April 29, 2019 Environmental, Conservation and Clean Energy Coalition Urges Congress to Enact Energy Storage Investment Tax Credit Washington, D.C. – Continuing a steady drumbeat in support of an energy storage investment tax credit (ITC), nine organizations spanning the environmental, conservation and clean energy communities today sent a letter to the House Ways and Means and Senate…

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Renewable Energy Groups Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Innovation Funding in FY 2020 Budget

  April 25, 2019 Renewable Energy Groups Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Innovation Funding in FY 2020 Budget Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Council on Renewable Energy, the American Wind Energy Association, the Biomass Power Association, the Energy Storage Association, the Geothermal Resources Council, the National Hydropower Association and the Solar Energy Industries Association…

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ACORE Expands Leadership Team, Adding Chief Operating Officer and New Vice President of Communications

  April 11, 2019 ACORE Expands Leadership Team, Adding Chief Operating Officer and New Vice President of Communications Washington, D.C.  – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) formally announced today the expansion of its senior management team. Bill Parsons, former Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congressman Chris Van Hollen, has been named…

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ACORE Urges Illinois Regulators to Finalize Rule on Cloud-Based Computing Solutions

  April 9, 2019   ACORE Urges Illinois Regulators to Finalize Rule on Cloud-Based Computing Solutions   Washington, D.C. – The Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) is holding a hearing today on the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) rule that modernizes the financial treatment of cloud-based computing software for utilities, which the renewable energy industry unanimously…

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ACORE President & CEO at Waterpower Week: “Renewable power is now cleaner, safer and more affordable than any other form of electricity”

  April 1, 2019   ACORE President & CEO at Waterpower Week: “Renewable power is now cleaner, safer and more affordable than any other form of electricity” Washington, D.C.  – In the opening plenary session today during the National Hydropower Association’s Waterpower Week, Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy…

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ACORE Statement on the Trump Administration’s Repeal of Renewable Energy Incentives and Cuts to DOE Renewable Energy Programs in the FY 2020 Budget

  March 13, 2019 ACORE Statement on the Trump Administration’s Repeal of Renewable Energy Incentives and Cuts to DOE Renewable Energy Programs in the FY 2020 Budget Statement by Greg Wetstone President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)   Washington, D.C. – “We are deeply disappointed by the Administration’s FY 2020 budget request. There…

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2018

ACORE Statement on the Energy Provisions in U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Legislation

Statement by Todd Foley, Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Washington, D.C., November 27, 2018 – “We’re encouraged that Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has acknowledged the lack of parity for expired renewable energy incentives that apply to geothermal, hydropower, closed and open-loop biomass, and marine hydro-kinetic power generation. However,…

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ACORE Statement on the PJM Fuel Security Study

Statement by Todd Foley, ACORE Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs Washington, D.C., November 1, 2018 – “While not a surprise, the biggest takeaway for anyone reading the fuel security report is that PJM found no reliability concerns. This was true even in the most extreme cases, where PJM contemplated a perfect storm scenario…

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New ACORE Forum Seeks to Advance Renewable Energy Integration in the U.S. Electric Power System

Renewable Energy Grid Forum will highlight the most pressing policy, regulatory, planning, and market design challenges and opportunities for wind, solar, hydro, transmission, demand response, blockchain, storage and more WHAT: Produced by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the inaugural Renewable Energy Grid Forum — November 8, 2018 in San Francisco­­ – will bring…

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ACORE Statement on Governor Brown’s Signage of Historic 100 Percent Clean Energy Bill

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Washington, D.C., September 10, 2018 – “We commend Governor Jerry Brown, state legislators and the people of California for this historic step towards the carbon-free grid we need to protect our climate. This ground-breaking measure will bring enormous economic benefits to…

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ACORE Announces New Members to its Board of Directors

Senior Leaders from J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Invenergy Join Board of National Renewable Energy Organization Washington D.C., July 11, 2018– The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national business group made up of companies that finance, develop, manufacture and use all forms of renewable energy, today announced the appointment of three new members…

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Premier Finance Event Brings Global Players Together to Push Forward U.S. Renewable Development

Senior Investors, Executives to Examine the Vehicles for Financing Renewable Market Expansion WHAT: Now in its 15th year, Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) will gather a premier cross-section of the global renewable business community on June 19-20 in NYC to assess the state of play for renewable energy finance, development, innovation and policy across…

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ACORE Statement on the 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), President and Chief Executive Officer   Washington, D.C., March 22, 2018 – “The omnibus funding agreement for 2018 reflects the bipartisan support enjoyed by renewable energy and advanced grid technologies, with increases in funding for cutting-edge research that will help keep America competitive in the booming…

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America’s Renewable Energy Industry to Gather for Annual ACORE Policy Forum

Policymakers and Business Leaders to Reflect on Monumental Shifts in Federal Energy Policy While Discussing Pathways for Continued Clean Energy Growth   WHAT: The American Council on Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) annual Renewable Energy Policy Forum (March 14, 2018 – Washington, D.C.) convenes industry leaders and policymakers to discuss energy and tax policy, debate pressing issues in…

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American Council on Renewable Energy Announces Transition in Board Chair

BlackRock’s Head of Renewable Power Succeeds Dan Reicher of Stanford University after a 10-Year Tenure Washington, D.C., March 6, 2018 – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced that David Giordano, Managing Director at BlackRock Alternative Investments, will become chair of the organization’s Board of Directors at its June board meeting. Giordano succeeds Dan…

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ACORE Statement on the Administration’s Framework for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)   Washington, D.C. Feb. 12, 2018 – “The president’s proposed infrastructure plan is intended to leverage public capital to attract private investment, but it fails to build on the momentum generated by the largest source of private sector infrastructure investment for the past seven…

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ACORE Statement on FERC Order Terminating Proposed Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing Rule

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)   Washington, D.C. Jan. 8, 2018 – “We are pleased that in today’s final action the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) declined to move forward with the Department of Energy’s proposed subsidy for coal and nuclear power, embarking instead on a new process seeking…

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2017

Clean Energy Leaders Statement on Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in U.S. Senate

Joint statement by: Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable (ACORE) Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Matthew Mallioux, Director, American Conservation Coalition (ACC) Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Mark Pischea, President, Conservative Energy Network (CEN) Mark Fleming, President and CEO, Conservatives for Clean Energy (CCE)…

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ACORE, AWEA, CRES and SEIA Submit Joint Letter Calling on Senate to Repair Provisions that Undermine Renewable Energy in the Senate Tax Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 29, 2017 – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) together with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and Solar Energy Industries Associations (SEIA) today submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Senate raising urgent concerns with the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT) provisions in the Senate…

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Energy Industry Associations Tell FERC that DOE Proposal to Subsidize Coal, Nuclear Power Plants is Unsupported by Record, Would Throw a Costly Wrench into Electricity Markets

Joint filing from broad array of groups takes aim at financial “Beneficiaries” as the only entities to support the DOE proposal – and whose filings fail to establish that the proposed subsidies are needed or legally valid   WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 7, 2017 – A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil,…

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ACORE Statement on H.R. 4137, the ‘Renewable Electricity Tax Credit Equalization Act’

 Statement by Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, and Todd Foley, Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)   Washington, D.C., October 26, 2017 – “We commend Representative Stefanik for introducing a bill that would extend the tax credits for several important sources of renewable energy power generation. This legislation…

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ACORE Statement on the Reintroduction of the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), President and Chief Executive Officer   Washington, D.C., October 25, 2017 – “We commend Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) for their leadership in once again introducing this important legislation to level the playing field and promote greater private investment in our nation’s renewable…

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Energy Industry Associations File Comments with FERC Opposing Rule Proposed by Energy Secretary Perry to Subsidize Coal, Nuclear Power Plants

Joint filing says DOE proposal would “prop up uneconomic generation that is unable to compete and not otherwise needed for reliability”   WASHINGTON, D.C. October 23, 2017 – A diverse group of 12 energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies today submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory…

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ACORE Statement to the International Trade Commission in Favor of a Recommendation of Non-Restrictive Trade Remedies

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy   WASHINGTON, October 3, 2017 – “I am Greg Wetstone, president and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy. ACORE represents hundreds of leading companies from across the renewable energy sector, including key U.S. companies active in solar…

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Energy Industry Associations Call on FERC to Expand Deliberative Process Before Unprecedented Rulemaking

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2017 – A group of 11 energy industry associations representing natural gas, wind, solar, rural electric cooperatives and other energy technologies today filed a motion at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) following the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing. In their motion, energy industry associations called on…

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ACORE Statement on Senator Wyden’s Newly Introduced Legislation to Improve Grid Flexibility

Statement by Todd Foley, ACORE Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs   WASHINGTON, September 28, 2017 – “We commend Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) for his leadership in introducing legislation to promote a more reliable, efficient and flexible electricity grid. This proposal would accelerate the development of important emerging technologies and processes that enable a more…

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ACORE Statement on US International Trade Commission Decision on Remedies in Section 201 Case

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), President and Chief Executive Officer WASHINGTON, September 22, 2017 – “Today’s decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) raises serious concern about the potential for tariffs that could increase electricity prices and threaten a thriving solar industry that is one of the nation’s most important…

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ACORE Statement on Key Findings and Recommendations of DOE Report on Electricity Markets and Grid Reliability

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), President and Chief Executive Officer   WASHINGTON, August 23, 2017 – “We look forward to reviewing the full report in greater detail, and welcome the focus on the resilience and security of our electricity supply suggested in the report’s recommendations. There is little doubt that the…

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Leading Clean Energy Organizations Announce National Clean Energy Week

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2017 – Today, leading clean energy organizations announced their participation in the first annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place from September 25-29, 2017. National Clean Energy Week will bring together industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space for activities in Washington, D.C. and across America…

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U.S. Renewable Energy Groups Share a Vision of the 21st Century Power Grid

Leaders Call for Sustained Efforts to Build a Modern Grid Infrastructure that Takes Full Advantage of New and Existing Technologies for Increasing Grid Reliability and Efficiency   WASHINGTON, June 19, 2017 – Eight national business groups representing the diverse spectrum of renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydro, biogas and waste-to-energy) today released a…

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National Renewable Energy Groups Urge Support for Department of Energy Programs Facing Severe Proposed Cuts in Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 – Five national business groups representing diverse renewable energy technologies, developers, financiers and Fortune 500 buyers released a letter today requesting that Congress fund programs that have helped support job creation, economic growth and our country’s dominant technological position in electric power and renewable energy research and development.   The letter…

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Media Advisory: Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-WS) Returns for its 14th Year

MEDIA ADVISORY  May 31, 2017 Media Contact: Anna Hahnemann, ACORE hahnemann@acore.org; (202) 777-7548   Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-WS) Returns for its 14th Year Financial, Policy and Industry Leaders to Explore Impact of New Policy Agendas on Growth Trajectory   WHAT: REFF-Wall Street, the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. will take placeJune…

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ACORE Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Cut to Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer   WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – “We believe the proposed budget cuts to the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) would seriously jeopardize America’s leadership position in cutting-edge research on new energy technologies and harm our overall competitiveness in a…

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National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — Today four national business groups representing the range of advanced and renewable energy companies in the United States submitted materials to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy market study he called for last month. The four groups developed separate analyses, based on existing sources and…

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ACORE Statement on Technology-Neutral Energy Tax Reform Proposal Introduced by Senator Wyden

Statement by Todd Foley, ACORE Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs   WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017 – “We commend Senator Wyden for his leadership in introducing a technology neutral energy tax reform proposal encouraging private sector investment in the nation’s energy infrastructure, including the electricity sector. The proposal would reward system performance, emissions reduction…

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American Council On Renewable Energy Statement Regarding Department of Energy’s Planned Study of the U.S. Electric Grid

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 – “We’re puzzled that the Department of Energy is launching a new study based on the premise that renewable energy policies are accelerating the decline of coal and nuclear plants, or somehow undermining grid resilience. Numerous studies have demonstrated otherwise,…

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Clean Energy Coalition Supports Proposed FERC Revision of Interconnection Process

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2017 — A coalition of clean energy groups voiced their support today for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to renewable energy development. The following are comments made by representatives of clean energy and emerging…

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American Council On Renewable Energy Statement on Executive Order Detailing Intention to Review Clean Power Plan Regulations

Statement by Greg Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 – “There is no denying that long-term investment in the nation’s renewable energy infrastructure would have benefited from Clean Power Plan’s 2030 objectives. The near-term reality, however, is that today’s executive order is unlikely to impact the booming growth in…

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National Renewable Energy Policy Forum Charts Path for Policy Progress and Continued Market Expansion

 Public Officials and Industry Leaders Examine Challenges and Opportunities    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – A diverse mix of elected leaders, senior congressional staffers, industry executives, investors and renewable energy advocates convened at the National Renewable Energy Policy Forum to discuss the most significant policy and finance issues facing the renewable energy industry in the context of…

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American Council On Renewable Energy Honors Industry Leaders at Fifteenth Anniversary Gala

Amazon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Google Awarded for Renewable Energy Innovation and Industry Impact   WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national non-profit organization dedicated to leading the transition to a renewable energy economy, celebrated its fifteen year anniversary by hosting a gala event at the Ronald Reagan Building…

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Media Advisory: National Renewable Energy Policy Forum

MEDIA ADVISORY  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…

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Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

National business groups, citing government statistics, say jobs providing cleaner energy options equal those in retail stores, twice those in building construction   For Immediate Release – February 22, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Applauds Maryland’s Renewable Energy Leadership

Maryland Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto, Approving Expansion of the State’s Renewable Portfolio Standard   For Immediate Release – February 3, 2017 Washington, D.C. – The Maryland Senate, following similar action by the House earlier this week, voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation to increase the use of renewable energy in the state.…

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2016

The American Council On Renewable Energy Praises Google’s 100% Renewable Energy Achievement

Google Purchases Enough Renewable Energy To Match Its Global Operations in 2017   For Immediate Release – December 6, 2016 Washington, D.C.—The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds Google on today’s announcement that the company will reach its goal of powering its global operations – including data centers and offices – with 100% renewable…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Announces New Members to its Board of Directors

Senior executives from energy, finance sectors to assume leadership role at renewables organization   For Immediate Release – November 15, 2016 Washington, D.C. — The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced the election of five new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected members include major players from the financial, renewable energy industries,…

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ACORE Statement On The Presidential Election Results

Statement of Gregory Wetstone, President & CEO, American Council On Renewable Energy   For Immediate Release – November 9, 2016 Washington, D.C. – “The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) stands ready to work with the Trump Administration and Congress to keep America’s renewable energy industry strong.  With hundreds of thousands of American jobs, and U.S.…

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Media Advisory: ACORE Finance West 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY  October 10, 2016 ACORE Finance West Media Contact: Anna Hahnemann, ACORE hahnemann@acore.org; (202) 777-7548 Western U.S. Market for Renewables in Focus at ACORE FInance West Financiers, CEOs & corporate purchasers to confront key issues facing sector   San Francisco, CA – On November 1, 2016, major renewable energy investors, developers and purchasers will gather…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Commemorates the Life and Work of Lt. Col. William C. Holmberg

For Immediate Release – September 9, 2016 Washington, D.C. – It is with deep sadness that the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) observes the passing of retired Marine Lt. Col. William “Bill” Holmberg. He was 88. Holmberg was a longtime friend and co-founder of ACORE and a steadfast champion for the renewable energy industry. At various times…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Commends New York State for its 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard Increase

State Public Service Commission approves measure to procure half of New York’s power from renewable energy resources by 2030.   For Immediate Release – August 2, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the state of New York and the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) for its just-approved energy policy to procure…

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ACORE Releases Industry Insights on Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

Authored by industry leaders, the report offers insights to simplify corporate renewable procurement processes and provide realistic options for players across the economy.   For Immediate Release – June 30, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released a new resource for companies interested in procuring renewable energy in the United States.…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Announces New Members To Its Board Of Directors

For Immediate Release – June 28, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce new members of its 2016 Board of Directors: Susan Nickey, Managing Director, Hannon Armstrong; Jim Spencer, President and CEO, EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc.; Patrick Woodson, Chairman, E.ON North America. “It’s my pleasure to welcome these highly qualified individuals to…

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REFF-Wall Street: The Financial and Renewable Energy Industries Combine to Celebrate Growth and Plan for the Future

At the premier renewable energy financing event of the year, Wall Street professionals, policymakers, project developers, and corporate buyers share ideas and deal opportunities for the modern energy industry.   For Immediate Release – June 23, 2016 New York, NY – The 13th annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) concluded after two days of in-depth discussion,…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Celebrates the Signing of the Paris Agreement

For Immediate Release – April 22, 2016 Washington, D.C. – Today, at a United Nations ceremony in New York, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Paris climate deal that resulted from global negotiations at December’s COP21. This steps moves the United States closer to bringing the agreement into force and marks an important unification of nations to collectively…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Announces New Members Appointed to its Board of Directors

For Immediate Release – March 24, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce new members of its 2016 Board of Directors: Frank Armijo, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Energy; Skip Grow, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; and Shannon Kellogg, Director of Public Policy, Amazon. “I am delighted to welcome our Board members,” said Gregory…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Praises Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future

Bipartisan group of 17 Governors sign clean energy agreement to secure a prosperous future for the country   For Immediate Release – February 17, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the bipartisan group of 17 governors that recently signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future and for their leadership on renewable…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Announces 2016 Board Of Directors Election Results

For Immediate Release – January 20, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce its 2016 Board of Directors election results: Joseph Desmond, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Government Affairs, Bright Source Energy and Matt Ferguson, Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP were reelected to the board. The board also welcomes new members Mona Dajani, Partner, Baker…

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2015

ACORE’s New Leadership Applauds Tax Deal

Incoming President and CEO Greg Wetstone praises legislation for renewable energy   For Immediate Release – December 16, 2015 Washington D.C. – In response to today’s joint tax extenders-omnibus deal, reached in an overwhelming bipartisan manner by both the House and Senate, ACORE’s leadership applauded the deal for renewable energy. “Congress is taking an important step…

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Gregory Wetstone to be New President and CEO at the American Council On Renewable Energy

Brings long history of leadership promoting renewable energy   For Immediate Release – December 14, 2015 Washington D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Gregory Wetstone to become the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016. “Greg’s experience, vision and history…

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At REFF-West Private and Public Leaders Explore Future of Renewable Energy Capital Markets as Industry Matures and Evolves

Over 50 speakers and 250 attendees analyze the financing and policy challenges surrounding renewables, storage and the future of energy in the western U.S.   For Immediate Release – November 9, 2015 San Francisco, CA – The 8th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West), the premier renewable energy finance event in the western U.S, gathered energy and finance experts…

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ACORE Releases Public Policy Insights and Recommendations for Renewable Energy

Policy Pack recaps ACORE’s 2015 Renewable Energy Policy Forum recommendations; warns of a serious market cliff for new investments absent policy action by Congress    For Immediate Release – July 1, 2015  Washington, D.C. – As the Obama administration announces a 20 percent national goal for renewable electricity generation by 2030, today the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)…

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At REFF-Wall Street, Industry Leaders Highlight the Maturation of Renewable Energy Capital Markets as Traditional Energy Sectors Transform

Speakers and attendees of the premier renewable energy financing event explore the next phase of clean energy financing from community-scale projects to storage to new utility business models   For Immediate Release – June 26, 2015 New York, NY – At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street), hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and…

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ACORE Forum Highlights Key Role of Policy in Driving Renewable Energy Growth

Congressional leaders join industry executives in discussing their commitment to the next generation of American renewable energy   For Immediate Release – April 23, 2015 Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) brought together champions for renewable energy from industry and government at its annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum. The Forum…

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Senator Grassley to Keynote 2015 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum

For Immediate Release — March 17, 2015 Washington D.C. — Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa will headline the 2015 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) in Washington, D.C. on April 23. Sen. Grassley continues his career-long work as a champion of renewable energy technologies to secure a prosperous economic future for Iowans and…

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The American Council On Renewable Energy Announces 2015 Board Of Directors Election Results

Dan Reicher, Judy Siegel, Cathy Snyder, Rolf Gibbels and Steve Morgan reelected to serve five year terms. February 3, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce its 2015 Board of Directors election results: Dan Reicher, Stanford University; Judy Siegel, Energy & Security Group; Cathy Snyder, Lockheed Martin; Rolf Gibbels,…

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