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ACORE Commends Heather Zichal for Outstanding Leadership in Advancing President Obama’s Climate and Renewable Energy Goals

Policy leader has been a consistent voice for balance and innovation on energy development and environmental protection

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2013

Washington, DC – Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, announced that she is stepping down from her post in a matter of weeks. Zichal has been instrumental in putting together the Administration’s climate change strategy, which became public in June, and plan for achieving the President’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation by 2020.

ACORE Regrets Ron Binz’s Withdrawal to Head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Lifelong clean energy advocate would have been a powerful voice for balance and reform in Washington

For Immediate Release: October 1, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that he has pulled his name from further consideration. Ron Binz, most recently Chairman of Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission from 2007 to 2011, has faced stiff opposition from coal, gas, and fossil fuel supporters as well as a protracted stalemate in the Senate Energy Committee.

At REFF-West in San Francisco, Renewable Energy Experts Discuss the Key Drivers Affecting Renewable Energy Scale-Up and Financing

Sector leaders reaffirm need for long-term policy support to unlock untapped capital, expansion

For Immediate Release - September 17, 2013

San Francisco, CA - At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West), hosted this week in San Francisco by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events (EEE), more than 60 experts from the public and private sectors as well as the renewable energy industry addressed a gathering of over 400 delegates brought together to explore the rapidly evolving landscape of research, innovation, and market access that is driving the industry's future.

ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region Report Illustrates How States Are Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Power

Thirteen Western states well suited for nearly all available renewable energy technology deployment

For Immediate Release - September 16, 2013

San Francisco, CA - The Western Region Report, the first portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) 6th annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, was released at today’s REFF-West conference. The first of a four-part series, this portion focuses on the renewable energy sector in the thirteen Western states. The report is a review of state energy policies and programs, investment, and market openness as they relate to the current state of renewable energy and its potential for further growth. Three additional reports will focus on the Midwest, Northeast, and finally the Southeast.

ACORE Announces New Staff Appointment: Kara Fedors, Transportation Associate

Members of ACORE’s Transportation Initiative leading the transition to an American transportation infrastructure powered by clean, renewable fuels

For Immediate Release - September 10, 2013

Washington, DC - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced the hiring of Kara Fedors to the position of Transportation Associate. Kara, an accredited LEED Green Associate, will manage ACORE’s Transportation Initiative which aims to ensure the next generation of transportation technologies will be more cost competitive, profitable and resilient.

ACORE Board Member Audrey Zibelman to Head New York State Public Service Commission

Former Viridity Energy CEO appointed to head state utility regulatory agency

For Immediate Release – September 5, 2013

Washington, DC – The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) announced this week that American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Board Member Audrey Zibelman has been officially designated as Commission Chair. The primary mission of the PSC is to ensure safe, secure, and reliable access to public utilities for New York State’s residential and business consumers.

ACORE Praises Admiral McGinn for Strong Leadership as ACORE President & CEO

Mission continues stronger than ever led by Michael Brower

For Immediate Release – August 29, 2013

Washington, DC - Today marks the end of the tenure of Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn as President and CEO of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). After being nominated by President Barack Obama on July 8th to be the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Vice Admiral McGinn before the beginning of the August recess, allowing him to oversee the transition of ACORE to interim CEO Michael Brower.

Dan Reicher to Join Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

ACORE Board Co-Chair to advise Secretary Moniz on science, energy, security and environmental stewardship

For Immediate Release – August 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Energy announced today that ACORE Board of Directors’ Co-Chairman Dan Reicher has been appointed to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. The Board focuses on four major DOE mission areas: science, energy, nuclear security, and environmental stewardship.

U.S. Senate Unanimously Confirms ACORE President & CEO Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn to Top Navy Energy Post

McGinn Will Continue to Lead ACORE Throughout August Transition, with Interim CEO Michael Brower Working Along Side

For Immediate Release – August 2, 2013

Washington, DC - Last evening, the Senate unanimously confirmed the American Council On Renewable Energy's (ACORE) President and CEO, Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment. He is expected to continue to lead ACORE during August, transitioning the organization to Interim CEO Michael Brower.

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