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Renewable Energy Policy Initiatives

ACORE's current policy focus includes:

ACORE Members Meet With White House and DOE Leaders in Silicon Valley. September 18, 2013.
ACORE and member law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati hosted in the firm’s Silicon Valley office a meeting with Jonathan Powers, the Federal Environmental Executive at the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the DOE’s Loan Programs Office; and Ken Alston, DOE Special Assistant for Finance.  ACORE west coast members met with these officials to exchange information and views on important renewable energy federal policy issues.  Mr. Powers highlighted the Administration’s plan to address climate change and double renewable energy generation again by 2020, including efforts of the federal government and the military to invest in renewable energy generation for their own use.  Messrs. Davidson and Alston provided updates on the DOE’s loan guarantee program.

Finance: ACORE is working through its membership, including U.S. PREF, on a host of effective finance measures to encourage capital formation and investment in renewable energy. View sample of finance policies

Market Demand: ACORE is working through its membership on a menu of effective demand side measures to increase renewable energy deployment. View sample of demand policies

Department of Defense Deployment and Procurement in Support of National Security and Military Mission: ACORE is working in partnership with the Department of Defense on: (1) how renewable energy can support the military's operational and installation mission objectives; and (2) how to connect the renewable energy sector to this significant business opportunity.

Renewable Energy and Natural Gas Interoperability: The combination of renewable energy and natural gas holds great promise for a more diverse power supply, grid reliability and the potential to reduce the environmental impact of energy use. Natural gas addresses intermittency and variability and renewables address price volatility. Along with key partners in the renewable energy, natural gas and utility sectors, ACORE is convening a series of high-level meetings to explore the potential for renewable energy and natural gas interoperability.

Business Models for Renewable Energy Electricity in the 21st Century: ACORE is working with EPRI, the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), the Climate Policy Initiative, The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finances at Stanford University, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on effective renewable energy business models for electric power generators. This initiative will address the most effective renewable energy strategies; market, regulatory and customer drivers; financing, rates, and cost recovery; and other relevant issues.

For more information on any of these projects, or on how to become involved, please contact:
(Ms) Jeramy Shays
Policy Associate
202-507- 4629

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