In 2023, ACORE set organizational records and welcomed Ray Long to the helm.
In 2022, we celebrated ACORE’s 20th anniversary, and the extraordinary renewable growth achieved over the last two decades.
As we arrive at ACORE’s 20th anniversary, it’s timely to reflect on what’s changed since the organization was founded.
The renewable energy sector demonstrated remarkable resilience in 2020. Despite the pandemic and four years of federal policy headwinds, we shattered annual records.
The renewable energy sector scored a record $55.5 billion in investment in 2019 despite headwinds in federal policy, flat national electricity demand, and the drag of vacillating trade policies.
In 2018, the American renewable energy sector again demonstrated its resilience with near record growth despite trade tensions, federal policy headwinds and flat national electricity consumption.
America’s renewable energy industry demonstrated surprising resilience in 2017, logging another excellent year despite policy headwinds. Spurred by growth in the wind and solar sectors, investment in renewable energy and related technologies exceeded $40 billion last year.
The sector is thriving. After a banner year in 2015, when wind and solar development were spurred by the imminent expiration of tax credits, there was good reason to anticipate a minor let-down in 2016. Instead, deployment levels increased to a record total of 22 gigawatts of new renewable capacity.