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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…