Washington, DC – This week, Michael Brower, ACORE’s Interim President and CEO, was named to the United States Energy Security Council. The Council’s main goal is to end America’s dependence on oil - particularly imported foreign oil - for transportation and other energy needs. To this end, the Council works to ensure that new cars sold domestically will accommodate and benefit from a competitive fuel marketplace, and that non-petroleum fuels can compete against oil in a free market environment.
“The US Energy Security Council has made an excellent selection,” explained ACORE Board of Directors Co-Chairman Dan Reicher. “Michael Brower has served admirably as ACORE’s Interim CEO and President over the last several months, and his strong background in the renewable energy sector makes him a smart choice for the Council. Michael's selection also shows that ACORE is a serious player in growing the renewable energy industry and getting things done both in Washington and nationwide.”
“It is truly an honor to accept my invitation to join the US Energy Security Council. To serve with the likes of Alan Greenspan, Governor Linda Lingle, T. Boone Pickens, Robert “Bud” McFarlane, and so many others is humbling, to say the least,” said Brower. “I look forward to representing ACORE’s and our members’ views on domestic energy policy with my fellow Council members, and to being a part of one of the most important policy discussions going on in the country today: Just how does America decrease its fossil fuel imports, increase its renewable energy production, and move toward energy independence?”
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.