ACORE Members in the News
January 8 -- The Honolulu-based renewable energy nonprofit Blue Planet Foundation says that, based on progress to date and the rapid advances in clean energy and energy storage technology, it supports legislation to mandate Hawaii receive 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. >>View Article
January 8 -- A new conservative group is hoping to open up the conversation about renewable energy. The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is working to increase the state’s investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. >>View Article
January 7 -- California already leads the United States in most measures of the clean energy economy, but two new initiatives by the state’s grid operator could ensure the Golden State’s electricity system can handle far more renewables, electric vehicles, and power demand. >>View Article
January 7 -- Two of the heaviest hitters within the international development world -- the United Nations and the World Bank -- recently came together to underscore their efforts to activate financing dedicated to delivering modern energy access by 2030 to the 1 in 5 people globally currently living without electricity. >>View Article
January 7 -- Over the last five years, American inventors and investors have delivered significant progress in developing and deploying key clean energy technologies, supported by Administration policies. Electricity production from solar and wind has doubled. Our cars and trucks go further on a gallon of gasoline, saving families money at the pump. And in 2012, U.S. carbon pollution fell to its lowest level in nearly 20 years. The simple fact is that key clean energy technology costs are continuing to come down, and these technologies are producing more American energy than ever before. >>View Article
January 7 -- No one in their right mind would stop administering an effective medicine to a sick child just because research was proceeding on a different cure. Yet, that’s essentially what Congress did when it let the nation’s suite of clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency tax incentives expire before leaving town for the holidays. >>View Article
January 6 -- Clean energy supporters pushed back Sunday against a "60 Minutes" report that cast the Obama administration's $91 billion clean energy stimulus as a potentially ill-advised investment of taxpayer dollars.
“It’s surprising that the '60 Minutes' piece on renewable energy was so far behind the times. Any keen observer of the industry knows that deployment is up, costs are down and consumers are saving money — more so now than ever before," said Michael Brower, interim chief executive with the American Council on Renewable Energy, which said the sector drew $240 billion in private investment worldwide and added 110,000 jobs in the United States in 2012. >>View Article
January 6 -- The first inklings of the idea came to Elon Musk and a cousin in an R.V. heading to the Burning Man festival in 2004.
Solar energy, they agreed, could be big.
But not even Mr. Musk, the billionaire behind the Tesla electric car, could have foreseen the solar power craze that is sweeping Wall Street. He and his cousins Peter and Lyndon Rive are riding a wave of exuberance over the industry and their young business, SolarCity. >>View Article