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…

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,…

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…

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. –…

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…

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…