Power Generation & Infrastructure Initiative Resources
As the nation’s electricity infrastructure ages and older power plants retire, renewable energy is becoming the option of choice to power 21st Century America. Since 2008, renewables have made up more than half of all new power generation capacity in the U.S., outcompeting fossil sources of electricity and delivering tangible economic benefits throughout the country. Continued support of renewable energy is important to sustain our economic growth and maintain America’s leadership and competiveness in one of the world’s fastest growing economic sectors.
ACORE and US PREF members present new research on the potential economic impacts of Kansas generating half of its electricity from renewable sources. This paper, presented to Governor Sam Brownback, found that achieving the state’s renewable portfolio standard will require the addition 2,650 megawatts and would attract over $5.2 billion in investment and economic activity to Kansas.
ACORE and US PREF members present new research on increasing investment and capital flows to renewable energy in Illinois, with a special economic impact section to emphasize the industry’s contribution to state growth. .
The annual update of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region report is fully redesigned for 2015. This report examines state energy policies and programs, investment, and market openness in the renewable energy sector in the thirteen western states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY).
This paper summarizes and builds on consensus from the National Renewable Energy Policy Forum about the continued importance of renewable energy policy and presents a path for the next phase of federal and state government support.
Authored by ACORE's U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, this report explores new options for optimizing an energy portfolio, outlines both private and public Clean Energy investment alternatives, analyzes options for addressing sector exposure risks by increasing Clean Energy investments, and offers several conclusions for institutional investors to consider as they invest in today’s energy.
Authored by ACORE's U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, this report presents data and analysis illustrating the unacceptable market cliff derived from inaction on public policy.
A product of ACORE's National Defense and Security Initiative, this white paper recommends that the U.S. Department of Defense closely consider the actual, all-in (i.e., levelized) cost of energy, beyond merely the delivered price per gallon or kWh to make its energy system more resilient, efficient, and secure.