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Climate & the Economy: A Rational Solution

Published on 22 Aug 2013  |   Written by 

By ACORE Interim CEO, Michael Brower 08/22/2013

It should be no surprise that when Gallup asks Americans to choose between economic growth or protecting the environment – during a time when too many Americans are still out of work, living paycheck to paycheck, drowning with college debt, and underemployed – they choose improving economic growth. But even as the economy remains America’s number one priority; more and more Americans are calling for action on climate change. Most Americans see the environmental and economic challenges climate change poses, but they also recognize--as the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) does--that clean, renewable energy is a solution to both environmental and economic challenges.

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By Noah Ginsberg 8/16/13

The goal of any renewable energy developer or grid operator is to ensure a smooth flow of electricity stems from a power plant. And there are numerous technologies that aide project developers and grid operators to accurately forecast the weather to maximize the output and efficiency of renewable energy power plants. But none of these technologies come close to IBM’s new Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecaster (HyREF). IBM unveiled their newest forecasting systems on August 12th – built with the renowned expertise the world has come to expect from IBM.

Arizona Fights for Its Solar Energy Rights

Published on 16 Aug 2013  |   Written by 

By Keally Dewitt of ACORE Member Sunrun Inc. 08/16/2013

Arizona Public Service (APS) recently proposed a drastic overhaul of net energy metering (NEM) policy in areas where it operates. APS’s plan, submitted in July to the state’s utility regulatory body — the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) would replace consumer-friendly NEM practices with terms — and economics — more favorable to the monopoly electricity provider.

WIND POWER: MADE IN AMERICA

Published on 13 Aug 2013  |   Written by 

By Kevin O'Rourke 08/13/2013

“Made in America” labels have long signified superior quality products, produced from the hard work and innovation of our friends and neighbors.

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Chart: 2/3rds of Global Solar PV Has Been Installed in the Last 2.5 Years

And capacity will nearly double in the next 2.5 years.

By Stephen Lacey 08/16/2013

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Energy: For lower costs at the pump, RFS is the best

Published on 06 Aug 2013  |   Written by 

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).

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