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Presentation will call for combination of private capital and public action to power a cleaner energy future

For Immediate Release – August 20, 2013

San Francisco, CA - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events announced that investor and activist Tom Steyer will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West).

McGinn Will Continue to Lead ACORE Throughout August Transition, with Interim CEO Michael Brower Working Along Side

For Immediate Release – August 2, 2013

Washington, DC - Last evening, the Senate unanimously confirmed the American Council On Renewable Energy's (ACORE) President and CEO, Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment. He is expected to continue to lead ACORE during August, transitioning the organization to Interim CEO Michael Brower.

 For Immediate Release – July 29, 2013

Michael Brower

Washington, DC - The Board of Directors of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce that Michael R. Brower, Mosaic Federal Affairs' Senior Federal Policy Director and Principal and ACORE Board of Directors member, will step in to lead the organization during the search for a new President and CEO. Michael will begin in his role in September and will immediately begin working in collaboration with ACORE’s outgoing President and CEO, Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn. Admiral McGinn was recently nominated by President Obama to serve as the next Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment and testified last week at his Senate confirmation hearing.

For Immediate Release - July 25, 2013

Washington, DC - Recently, the Board of Directors of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) unanimously adopted a new strategic plan for the organization that ensures the organization will continue to lead the way to America’s clean energy future. The strategic plan places ACORE in the context of current opportunities and challenges for renewable energy and focuses ACORE’s strategies and programs to succeed in the face of today’s realities. The overarching strategic objective of the plan is to identify the key issues affecting our industry’s growth over the next decade, and expand ACORE’s ability to effectively present the compelling value proposition of clean renewable energy on behalf of its members and partners.

 

For Immediate Release - July 16, 2013

Washington, DC – This morning, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) - through its Transportation Initiative - released the inaugural Transportation Industry Review. The Review is a digest of member-submitted journal articles laying out the challenges and corresponding opportunities that businesses and industry groups face in advancing and enlarging the market for renewable energy in the transportation sector.

“The transition from a fossil fuels-dominated transportation infrastructure to one driven by greater efficiencies and renewable energy will build a stronger economy, a more secure nation, and a more viable job market, all while promoting a more sustainable global environment. We’re pleased that so many of our members are helping us move the transition and the conversation forward by contributing to this Review,” ACORE President & CEO VADM Dennis McGinn stated.

Admiral McGinn nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment within the Department of Defense

For Immediate Release – July 9, 2013

Washington, DC – Last evening the White House announced that President Obama has nominated American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) President and CEO Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment, within the Department of Defense. The position requires Senate approval.

For Immediate Release - June 25, 2013

Washington, DC  – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the Obama Administration's plan to address the growing threat of climate change. Today, the President made a public speech at Georgetown University announcing the Administration's intentions to cut domestic carbon pollution by deploying more renewable energy, adopting more energy efficiency measures, and building a 21st century transportation sector that functions on cleaner fuels than petroleum-based fuels, among other policy proposals.

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.

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