By Todd Foley 8/06/2013
As we have witnessed over the past decade, the American energy landscape continues to transform. Not so long ago, energy scarcity was a significant concern, especially for transportation fuel as the petroleum supply decreased. As a result, in 2005 our nation wisely chose to diversify our fuel supply with strong bipartisan leadership from American policymakers. At that time, under George W. Bush, we created one of the most successful energy policies ever enacted– the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Policy leader has been a consistent voice for balance and innovation on energy development and environmental protection
For Immediate Release: October 8, 2013
Washington, DC – Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, announced that she is stepping down from her post in a matter of weeks. Zichal has been instrumental in putting together the Administration’s climate change strategy, which became public in June, and plan for achieving the President’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation by 2020.
Lifelong clean energy advocate would have been a powerful voice for balance and reform in Washington
For Immediate Release: October 1, 2013
Washington, DC – Today, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that he has pulled his name from further consideration. Ron Binz, most recently Chairman of Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission from 2007 to 2011, has faced stiff opposition from coal, gas, and fossil fuel supporters as well as a protracted stalemate in the Senate Energy Committee.
Sector leaders reaffirm need for long-term policy support to unlock untapped capital, expansion
For Immediate Release - September 17, 2013
San Francisco, CA - At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West), hosted this week in San Francisco by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events (EEE), more than 60 experts from the public and private sectors as well as the renewable energy industry addressed a gathering of over 400 delegates brought together to explore the rapidly evolving landscape of research, innovation, and market access that is driving the industry's future.
Thirteen Western states well suited for nearly all available renewable energy technology deployment
For Immediate Release - September 16, 2013
San Francisco, CA - The Western Region Report, the first portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) 6th annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, was released at today’s REFF-West conference. The first of a four-part series, this portion focuses on the renewable energy sector in the thirteen Western states. The report is a review of state energy policies and programs, investment, and market openness as they relate to the current state of renewable energy and its potential for further growth. Three additional reports will focus on the Midwest, Northeast, and finally the Southeast.
Members of ACORE’s Transportation Initiative leading the transition to an American transportation infrastructure powered by clean, renewable fuels
For Immediate Release - September 10, 2013
Washington, DC - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced the hiring of Kara Fedors to the position of Transportation Associate. Kara, an accredited LEED Green Associate, will manage ACORE’s Transportation Initiative which aims to ensure the next generation of transportation technologies will be more cost competitive, profitable and resilient.
Former Viridity Energy CEO appointed to head state utility regulatory agency
For Immediate Release – September 5, 2013
Washington, DC – The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) announced this week that American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Board Member Audrey Zibelman has been officially designated as Commission Chair. The primary mission of the PSC is to ensure safe, secure, and reliable access to public utilities for New York State’s residential and business consumers.
Mission continues stronger than ever led by Michael Brower
For Immediate Release – August 29, 2013
Washington, DC - Today marks the end of the tenure of Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn as President and CEO of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). After being nominated by President Barack Obama on July 8th to be the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Vice Admiral McGinn before the beginning of the August recess, allowing him to oversee the transition of ACORE to interim CEO Michael Brower.
ACORE Board Co-Chair to advise Secretary Moniz on science, energy, security and environmental stewardship
For Immediate Release – August 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Energy announced today that ACORE Board of Directors’ Co-Chairman Dan Reicher has been appointed to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. The Board focuses on four major DOE mission areas: science, energy, nuclear security, and environmental stewardship.
IEA report sees renewable power increasingly cost-competitive with new fossil-fuel generation, but agency warns against complacency
For Immediate Release - June 26, 2013
Washington, DC - Power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources worldwide will exceed that from gas and be twice that from nuclear by 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report (MTRMR).