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Jeramy Shays

Jeramy Shays

Jeramy Shays is ACORE's Director of Transportation

Thursday, 04 September 2014 17:24

The Future is Now

“It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” -- Yogi Berra.

Thanks to POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY, we no longer need to make predictions about cellulosic ethanol. That future is now. Yesterday, our country took a significant step forward towards a society running on clean, renewable energy. On this historic day, commercial scale production of cellulosic ethanol moved from being a promise, a prediction, to being a reality; a reality with tremendous potential for growth that will reduce our dependence on petroleum and transform how we fuel our transportation sector.

This weekend, the Associated Press published its coverage of the results of a recent University of Nebraska study that wrongly concluded that cellulosic ethanol from corn residue (like stover) could result in 7% more greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline in the short term. The study was conducted under conditions that are entirely inapplicable to modern cellulosic ethanol production, rendering its findings meaningless. Renewable fuel experts and agricultural scientists alike have slammed the study’s methodology and the EPA also distanced itself from its findings - with good reason.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 15:55

USEPA Sending Mixed Messages on Climate Change

A recent article in Politico, Obama’s Agenda: EPA Leading the Charge on Climate Change, noted that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is taking significant action to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) from the electricity sector. The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the use of sanctioned executive authority to reduce CO2 emission from our electricity sector. According to USEPA, our electricity sector is the leading source (38%) of U.S. CO2 emissions.

Saturday, 05 May 2012 16:15

Renewable Energy Reports - Jobs

Jobs & Economic Impacts

  • 2013 Reports
  • 2012 Reports
  • 2011 Reports


2013 Reports

Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI). June 2013.

First Quarter 2013 Clean Energy Jobs Roundup. Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). May 2013.

Local Chambers as Change Agents, Creating Economic Vitality Through Clean Energy and Innovation. Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy.  May 2013. 

Economic Impacts of Advanced Energy: U.S. and Global Market Size, Economic Impact, Tax Revenue Generation, Key Trends, and Representative Companies. Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI). January 2013

Economic Impacts of Advanced Energy. Advanced Energy Economy. January 2013.

2012 Reports

National Solar Jobs Census 2012: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce. The Solar Foundation. November 2012.

Third Quarter Clean Energy Jobs Roundup. Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). November 2012.

Clean Energy Jobs Quarterly Report Q2 2012. Environmental Entrepreneurs. August 2012.

Seven Growth Sectors Driving California's Clean and Efficient Economy. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)  May 2012.

Assessment of Incentives and Employment Impacts of Solar Industry Deployment.  The Howard Baker Center for Public Policy. May 2012.

Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the §1603 Treasury Grant Program.  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). April 2012.

2011 Reports

Impact of the Production Tax Credit on the U.S. Wind Market. Navigant Energy. December 2011.

Repowering America: Creating Jobs. Deutsche Bank Group, DB Climate Change Advisors. October 2011.

Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment. Brookings Institute. July 2011.
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Growth and Trends

  • 2013 Reports
  • 2012 Reports
  • 2011 Reports


2013 Reports

Study on Cost and Business Comparison of Renewable vs. Non-renewable Technologies (RE-COST). IEA Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD). July 2013.

Q1 2013 Solar Market Insight. GTM Research. June 2013.

2012 SEPA Utility Solar Rankings. Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). June 2013.

U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index. Clean Edge. June 2013.

Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index. Ernst & Young. May 2013.

March 2013 Monthly Energy Review. Energy Information Administration. March 2013.

Clean Energy Trends 2013. Clean Edge. March 2013.

Global Warming’s Six Americas in September 2012. Center for Climate Change Communication. March 2013.

The Global Energy Conversation, Part 3: Nurturing Energy Innovation. The Economist. February 2013.

America’s Energy Resurgence: Sustaining Success, Confronting Challenges. Bipartisan Policy Center. February 2013. View Summary.

REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report. Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century.  January 2013.

Sustainable Energy in America 2013 Factbook. Bloomberg New Energy & the Business Council on Sustainable Energy. January 2013.

Innovate, Manufacture, Compete: A Clean Energy Action Plan. Pew Environment Group. January 2013.

Global Trends in Clean Energy Investment. Bloomberg New Energy Finance. January 2013.

2012 Reports

Alternative Energy Forecast: Partly Sunny, Partly Windy. Deloitte. December 2012.

Developing and Assessing Economic, Energy, and Climate Security and Investment Options for the U.S. Center for Climate Strategies (CCS). November 2012.

U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  July 2012. 
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The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West: Developing Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Energy on Public Lands. Center for American Progress (CAP). August 2012. 

Cleaner Technologies: Evolving Towards a Sustainable End-State. DB Climate Change Advisors. July 2012.

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 With Projections to 2035. Energy Information Administration (EIA). July 2012.
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Renewable Electricity Futures Study. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  June 2012.

Delivering On Renewable Energy Around The World: How Do Key Countries Stack Up? Natural Research Defense Council (NRDC).  June 2012.

Changes in the Economic Value of Variable Generation at High
Penetration Levels: A Pilot Case Study of California.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. June 2012.

Seven Growth Sectors Driving California's Clean and Efficient Economy. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)  May 2012.

Fire Sale: The End of American Ownership of Clean Energy. Third Way. May 2012

Tracking Clean Energy Progress: 2012 Input to Clean Energy Ministerial. International Energy Agency (EIA).  April 2012.

Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Clean Edge Economy.  April 2012.

Global Renewable Energy Policy Perspectives. Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (Ren21). March 2012.

Clean Energy Trends 2012. Clean Edge.  March 2012.

State of the Market 2011. PJM. March 2012.

Cost and Performance Data for Power Generation Technologies. NREL. February 2013.

United States Renewable Energy Attractiveness Indices.  Ernst & Young.  February 2012.

2011 Reports

Renewables 2011- Global Status Report. Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (Ren21). December 2011.

Toward a Sustainable Future for the U.S. Power Sector: Beyond Business as Usual 2011.  Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. November 2011.

Natural Gas and Renewables: The Coal to Gas and Renewables Switch is On! DB Climate Change Advisors, Deutsche Bank Group. October 2011.

Renewables 2011: Global Status Report. Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (Ren21). July 2011.

By the Numbers: China, the U.S., and Clean Energy Deployment. Third Way. July 2011.

By the Numbers: China, the U.S., and Clean Energy Finance and Innovation. Third Way.  July 2011.

China and the United States—A Comparison of Green Energy Programs and Policies. Congressional Research Service (CRS). June 2011.

U.S. Energy Overview and Key Statistics. Congressional Research Service (CRS). April 2011.

Whose Winning the Clean Energy Race 2010? The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Clean Edge Economy. April 2011.

Renewable Power Opportunities for Rural Communities. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). April 2011.

Clean Energy Trends 2011. Clean Edge. March 2011.

Helping America Win the Clean Energy Race: Innovating to Meet the President’s Goal of 80 Percent Clean Electricity by 2035. Center for American Progress (CAP). February 2011.

A Snap Shot of Renewable Energy Development. Environmental and Energy Study Insitute. January 2011.

BP 2030 Energy Outlook. BP. January 2011.

Global Energy Outlook 2011. Energy Information Administration (EIA). September 2011.

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). 2011.

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