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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.

ACORE Board of Directors Announces Interim CEO, Michael R. Brower, to Lead Organization During CEO Search

 For Immediate Release – July 29, 2013

Michael Brower

Washington, DC - The Board of Directors of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce that Michael R. Brower, Mosaic Federal Affairs' Senior Federal Policy Director and Principal and ACORE Board of Directors member, will step in to lead the organization during the search for a new President and CEO. Michael will begin in his role in September and will immediately begin working in collaboration with ACORE’s outgoing President and CEO, Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn. Admiral McGinn was recently nominated by President Obama to serve as the next Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment and testified last week at his Senate confirmation hearing.

ACORE Board of Directors Unanimously Adopts Strategic Organizational Plan

For Immediate Release - July 25, 2013

Washington, DC - Recently, the Board of Directors of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) unanimously adopted a new strategic plan for the organization that ensures the organization will continue to lead the way to America’s clean energy future. The strategic plan places ACORE in the context of current opportunities and challenges for renewable energy and focuses ACORE’s strategies and programs to succeed in the face of today’s realities. The overarching strategic objective of the plan is to identify the key issues affecting our industry’s growth over the next decade, and expand ACORE’s ability to effectively present the compelling value proposition of clean renewable energy on behalf of its members and partners.


Inaugural ACORE Transportation Industry Review Brings RE Leaders Together to Discuss the Fuels and Power of the Future

For Immediate Release - July 16, 2013

Washington, DC – This morning, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) - through its Transportation Initiative - released the inaugural Transportation Industry Review. The Review is a digest of member-submitted journal articles laying out the challenges and corresponding opportunities that businesses and industry groups face in advancing and enlarging the market for renewable energy in the transportation sector.

“The transition from a fossil fuels-dominated transportation infrastructure to one driven by greater efficiencies and renewable energy will build a stronger economy, a more secure nation, and a more viable job market, all while promoting a more sustainable global environment. We’re pleased that so many of our members are helping us move the transition and the conversation forward by contributing to this Review,” ACORE President & CEO VADM Dennis McGinn stated.

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