Publications - Policy
December 17 -- This has been a tough year for the U.S. biofuels industry: drought curtailed corn starch ethanol production and investment in the industry shrank to its lowest level in nearly a decade. Headed into 2013, though, industry momentum appears to be regaining steam. Led by advanced biofuels, the potential for expanding biofuels production has improved dramatically as Washington offers clarity on key policy issues. >>View Article
November 26 -- From a block away, the house was hardly visible, hidden by a dense stand of native mesquite and palo verde trees and tall clumps of prickly pear cactus. Close up, you could see the concrete block structure, built a half century ago when acres of citrus groves were broken into parcels and replaced by homes. >>View Article
2012 Edition (Released November 2, 2012)
This interactive report provides an executive summary on the status of renewable energy implementation at the state-level. Compiling financial, renewable energy 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.
Developed with Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) for the U.S. Military and Renewable Energy Industry Forum Series, these materials intend to educate the private sector about the Department of Defense's growing reliance on renewable energy for mission success. The materials include an infographic, company case studies, and a DoD renewable energy primer.
In this article for Infrastructure Solutions Magazine, former ACORE President Michael Eckhart outlines the market and policy trends experienced by the renewable energy industry in 2010 and the developments of major projects. The article also features some of the most innovative projects that were under development in 2010, by a group of the best companies in the field.
U.S. PREF provides educational resources on the topic of financing renewable energy companies and projects, and explaining how public policies are affecting, or could potentially affect, the availability of capital and the methods used by the private sector. US PREF is a program of the American Council On Renewable Energy.
Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States
This joint report from ACORE, REEEP and the Alliance to Save Energy gives concrete examples on how state and local governments in the United States are successfully promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. It is designed to share successful program and policy models that can be easily replicated around the country, as well as adapted for implementation in emerging markets.
This Renewable Energy, Green Building and Energy Efficiency (REGBEE) Committee at ACORE feels that it is essential to educate building owners on funding options to implement sustainable measures. This white paper seeks to highlight best practices for securing financing with federal stimulus money, and offers insight into promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in the most cost-effective way.
The 2009 Phase II of Renewable Energy in America National Policy Forum gave renewable energy stakeholders a better understanding of the renewable energy policy environment, the key issues facing the industry, and the way to achieve a major scale-up in the use of renewable energy in the U.S. and throughout the world. Read about the proceedings in our 2009 Summary Report.
ACORE Stimulus Bill Analysis
The Congress has passed and the President has signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. This massive $800bn spending bill will drive new national strategies in renewable energy, smart grid, transmission, advanced vehicles, energy efficiency, and many other aspects of energy, environment, climate and sustainability that were at the heart of the 2008 Presidential election.