ACORE Applauds EPA Decision On Waiver Of The Renewable Fuel Standard
November 16, 2012—The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) responded today to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of requests for a partial waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard, a mandate on the volume of biofuels that must enter the U.S. fuels market.
ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource
for Renewable Energy
November 12, 2012–The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy information in one easily-accessed, online format, the report is intended to be an executive summary for all who are interested in the highlights of the renewable energy sector in every state.
Post-election poll demonstrates that anti-clean energy campaign rhetoric did not stick; voters understand the benefits of clean energy
Washington, DC— The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released today a new poll of Virginia voters showing that they support the development of clean energy. This result is significant for two reasons: Virginia was a crucial state for both 2012 presidential candidates, and energy was a critical issue in the Virginia election. While the election brought forth increased anti-renewable energy rhetoric, it did not sway public support away from renewable energy. And this result is not unique to Virginia: polling released by ACORE covering other swing states--Colorado, Iowa, and Ohio-- found similar sentiments about the clean energy industry.
Polling affirms that, even after a year of political attacks on the industry, Ohioans support cleaner energy sources
Columbus, OH— The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Advanced Energy Economy Ohio Institute (AEE Ohio) released a new poll today that found Ohio voters—arguably the most important constituency in the 2012 Presidential race—are strongly supportive of clean, secure, and affordable energy. The findings of this poll, along with similar polls conducted in Virginia, Iowa, and Colorado, demonstrate that swing state voters understand the benefits of advanced energy.
Poll in key swing state shows that Iowans support clean energy despite politically motivated attacks on the industry
Washington, DC—A new poll from the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) shows that candidates’ positions on clean energy was important to Iowa voters in the 2012 election. The survey demonstrates that voters in Iowa understand renewable energy’s contributions to their state and that opponents of clean energy who spread misrepresentative information about the industry for political gain were unsuccessful in swaying voters.
“Policymakers take note: swing state voters support clean, renewable energy,” said Vice Admiral (ret.) Dennis McGinn, President and CEO of ACORE. “It is long past time to end the vilification of an industry that is creating jobs, attracting private investment, and contributing to our economic recovery. Clean energy is a business, not a political football, and it should be treated as a business.”
Polls in Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia show that, despite anti-renewable energy campaign rhetoric, voters still want cleaner energy
Washington, DC—New swing state polls released by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Advanced Energy Economy Ohio Institute (AEE Ohio Institute) show that voters in Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia—all of which helped decide the outcome of the election—support clean, secure, and affordable energy. Conducted the day after the election, these surveys demonstrate that American voters understand the benefits of clean energy despite the millions of dollars opponents poured into attacks on the industry.
After an election rife with attacks on the clean energy industry, a new poll shows that renewable energy is popular among Colorado voters
Washington, DC— Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released a poll showing that Colorado voters understand the value of clean and renewable energy and support the industry. Aggressive anti-clean energy rhetoric was prevalent throughout the election but did not dramatically affect the state’s public opinion of the industry. Similar polls conducted in Iowa, Virginia, and Ohio; found that voters across the country are supportive of advanced energy solutions.
SAN FRANCISCO--(Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF)-West hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events in San Francisco, CA this week brought together over 350 investors, industry executives and policy makers for an engaging discussion on the state of the renewable energy industry, public policy, financial markets and corporate strategy in the renewable energy sector. During the two-day session, the 55 speakers and panelists expressed a call to action to those in the industry to continue developing financing solutions that promote growth and job creation in the domestic renewable energy industry.)--The fifth annual
Federal Taxpayers Receive 10% Internal Rate of Return on Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in Common Solar Financing Scenarios
WASHINGTON, DC, July 19, 2012--A study published today by the US Partnership for Renewable Finance (US PREF), a program of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), finds that the solar investment tax credit (ITC), expanded in 2005 by President George W. Bush and modified as a grant program under President Barack Obama, can deliver a 10% internal rate of return to taxpayers on the government's initial investment. Titled, "Paid in Full," the study's model examines the cash flows generated by tax revenues on solar leases and power purchase agreements to show that a $10,500 tax credit for a residential system can provide a $22,882 nominal benefit to the government in those scenarios over the life of the solar asset, and a $300,000 commercial solar credit can create a $677,627 nominal benefit in a similar time period.
For Immediate Release
Industry Groups: Act Goes "Far Beyond Reasonable Reforms" to "Shut Down a Successful Policy"
Washington, DC-July 31, 2012-Today and tomorrow the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce will consider and mark up a number of pieces of legislation including the "No More Solyndras Act."
The American Council On Renewable Energy, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), National Venture Capital Association, Solar Energy Industries Association and TechNet released the following statement in advance of the Committee's deliberations: