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October 24 -- SolarCity Corp. said it is planning a 7.4-megawatt solar power project that will bring renewable energy to 26 Los Angeles Unified School District schools.  The project will allow the school district to save more than $776,000 in the first year and more than $25 million over the next 20 years, San Mateo-based SolarCity said. >>View Article

By Michael Brower 9/16/13

The Senate’s seesawing calendar this week highlights two priorities of significant national interest. As Syria takes a backseat – perhaps only temporarily – highly anticipated energy policy is finding the spotlight in the form of Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman’s “Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.” While action on Syria has embroiled the Congress in heated debate, the Shaheen-Portman bill is uniting members of both parties by using smart, common sense policy to create jobs, conserve energy and save billions for American consumers.

Thursday, 22 August 2013 15:46

Climate & the Economy: A Rational Solution

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 Stephen E. Morgan, CEO of American Clean Energy & Todd Foley, ACORE's SVP of Policy & Government Relations 8/26/13

At this moment, the U.S. can reinvent how we produce, store, transport, and consume electricity. With an abundance of domestic energy, our country is on its way to becoming “energy independent” by the end of the decade. But powering our homes and businesses with natural gas or other fossil fuels does not mean a reliable, clean, and affordable flow of electricity will follow.

In order to capitalize on recent energy advances, states, regulators, and the federal government must bring the inherent benefits of generating power from on-site renewable energy — what’s called distributed generation — to more Americans. Transitioning our grid to one supplied with more distributed generation in the forms of all types of renewable energy is essential to attaining The U.S.’s true energy independence; independence that allows for the most reliable, affordable, and cleanest energy to flow to every American.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 20:12

Green On The Gridiron

By ACORE CEO and President, Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn 

This past Sunday during halftime of the Redskins—Eagles game, I accepted the NRG Sustainable Futures Award, presented by Arun Banskota, President of eVgo, a NRG Energy company and co-chair of ACORE’s Transportation Initiative. It was an honor to receive the NRG Sustainable Futures Award on Military Appreciation Day in front of tens of thousands of Washington Redskins fans. I accepted the award with great humility, fully realizing that it symbolizes not just my work, but the collective hard work of our members and the ACORE staff day in and day out—helping move the industry forward.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 13:26

Welcome to the ACORE Guest Blog!

October, 9 2012

I joined the ACORE team about five months ago after I finished my undergraduate work at Rutgers University.  The first thing I noticed when I joined ACORE is how dedicated the staff is to promoting renewable energy.  In so many ways ACORE is at the center of the renewable energy industry.  This is reflected in the architecture of ACORE events that facilitate business collaboration and networking among all sectors of the industry and provide unique opportunities to learn about the state of the industry from a wide and inclusive perspective.  I've heard tremendous conversations at these events regarding clean technology, investment, policy, and numerous other issues and hope conversations of that caliber reach a larger audience through this Guest Blog.

September 25 -- Nearly $27 million in energy-efficient upgrades and repairs will be made to government buildings across Louisville, but the city won’t have to go into debt to pay for them, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. >>View Article

August 30 -- Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn's tenure as president and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) ended today, following his unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment before the August recess. >>View Article

August 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the members of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). The nineteen member board comprised of scientists, business executives, academics and former government officials will serve as an independent advisory committee to Energy Secretary Moniz. >>View Article

August 2 -- According to Fox Business reporter Shibani Joshi, renewables are successful in Germany and not in the U.S. because Germany has “got a lot more sun than we do.” Sure, California might get sun now and then, Joshi conceded during her now-infamous flub, “but here on the East Coast, it’s just not going to work.” (She recanted the next day while adding new errors.) >>View Article

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