Power Generation & Infrastructure Initiative Resources
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.
This Industry Review explores key issues and provides recommendations related to the evolving power sector and increased use of renewable energy, particularly related to distributed generation and the effective integration of advanced grid technologies such as smart grids and microgrids.