Publications - Policy
February 20 -- DOE Secretary Steven Chu warns that sequestration would put thousands of people out of work, kill important research projects, and make the grid less secure. >>View Article
February 8 -- The Alaska senator's "all of the above" plan calls for the continued domestic development of nearly every source of energy - including oil, gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar and hydropower. >>View Article
February 8 -- The RFS provides industry with a predictable market signal, rewards innovation and investment in the development of new renewable fuel technologies, the steady improvement of their environmental benefits and the expansion of domestic fuel production in rural America. >>View Article
January 31 -- Solar and wind energy trade groups have quit the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over its bid to scuttle state-based green electricity mandates, according to a published report. >>View Article
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
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.
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.