Explaining Changing Trends in Cleantech Patent Filing with Kilpatrick Townsend’s Scott McMillan and David Hsu

June 12, 2019 by Tyler Stoff, Policy & Research Manager with ACORE   Patent litigation and prosecution firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and patent consultants GreyB Services recently released their first annual Patenting Trends Study. Their findings documented changes in filing behavior from 2008 – 2018. ACORE staff interviewed Kilpatrick Townsend Partner Scott McMillan…

How Power Market Structures are Driving Demand for Energy Storage Investment

On March 19, ACORE hosted an invite-only, executive meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss evolving business models for energy storage and hybrid projects. Participants in the event, Aligning Market Incentives to Facilitate Financing and Deployment of Energy Storage, ranged from senior-level financiers to corporate offtakers, utilities, developers and wholesale markets. MISO, ERCOT, PJM and Grid…

Energy storage tax credit, transmission spotlighted as bipartisan opportunities at ACORE’s Hill briefing

On April 4, ACORE convened a Capitol Hill briefing with fellow leaders in the renewable energy and energy storage industries, including the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). A packed room of congressional staff and members of the media learned from the speakers how to continue renewables’ rapid growth with…

How Clean Energy Figured in State-level Midterm Elections

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on Coronal Energy Insights, and is being republished with permission of the author.    In the historic recent midterm elections—where seven governor’s seats and seven state legislatures switched from Republican to Democrat—voters continued to voice their strong support for renewable and advanced energy. In addition, voters split on several key ballot initiatives in…