ACORE Members in the News
January 29 -- While Congress searches for a long-term solution that will grow clean energy and cut carbon pollution, an effective policy already exists that has accomplished both — and it has created new jobs across the country in the process.
Unfortunately, Congress has yet to extend it for 2014. >>View Article
Cuomo Announces Low-Cost Hydropower Will Support 1,900 Jobs and Create Economic Opportunity in WNY and Southern Tier
January 29 -- New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced new allocations of low-cost New York State hydropower for three firms in Western New York and the Southern Tier that will support more than 1,900 jobs and more than $6 million in capital investments and create economic opportunity for the two regions. >>View Article
January 29 -- Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes excellence in innovation and creativity for the promotion of landfill gas (LFG) energy.
On January 22, 2014, the following partners of the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) accepted awards at the 17th Annual Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. >>View Article
January 28 -- Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that it has submitted comments to the USEPA on its proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). The comments were compiled by a diverse coalition of industry stakeholders convened by ACORE. >>View Article
January 28 -- Renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydropower, accounted for 37.16% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during calendar-year 2013 for a total of 5,279 MW, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). >>View Article
January 28 -- Traveling across the country by electric vehicle is now possible for owners of the Tesla Model S performance sedan.
Even better, it costs nothing.
Using the all-electric vehicle maker’s exclusive supercharging network, John Gleeney made the trip with his adult daughter, Jill Glenney, from New York to Los Angeles in less than a week, utilizing 28 supercharging stations, according to Silicon Beat. >>View Article
January 28 -- Having products considered “local” is very important to people today. And no product is more “local” to Nebraska and the Midwest than our home-grown, renewable fuel: ethanol.
Nebraskans who use ethanol or own a flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) have options at the pump to save money. Flex-fuel vehicles are able to operate on any blend of ethanol and gasoline up to E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Flex-fuel vehicle owners can fill up with any blend in any amount at any time. >>View Article
January 28 -- Wind energy suffers from an image problem: because it’s intermittent, wind complicates the grid’s operation and requires fossil fuel power plants for backup. But wind farms could actually improve power reliability in an economic way, according to a recent study.
In an analysis, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) showed that wind farms can quickly change their output to provide frequency regulation, a service grid operators rely on to ensure reliable power delivery. The finding could change how regulators, grid operators and wind-farm owners view wind energy. >>View Article
January 27 -- In conservative politics, solar power is often dismissed as an affectation, part of a liberal agenda to funnel money to “solar cronies” of the Obama administration and further the “global warming hoax.”
So one would not expect to see Barry Goldwater Jr., the very picture of modern conservatism and son of the 1964 Republican nominee for president, arguing passionately on behalf of solar energy customers. But there he was last fall, very publicly opposing a push by Arizona’s biggest utility to charge as much as $100 a month to people who put solar panels on their roofs. >>View Article