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ACORE Applauds Electricity-Generation Milestone for the Renewable Energy Industry

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FERC Report Shows Renewable Energy Accounts for 46.22% of New Electric Generation in 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 7, 2012 – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the renewable energy industry for installing 46.22% of new electrical generating capacity brought online since the beginning of 2012. According to a recently released report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower accounted for a majority of the new renewable energy projects producing clean electricity in 2012, and are now responsible for more than 14.9% of total operating generating capacity in the U.S.

Admiral Dennis McGinn, President of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Receives NRG Sustainable Futures Award

Award recognizes sustainable innovation that enhances lives, improves business & builds communities

LANDOVER, MD; November 18, 2012—Today in a brief on-field ceremony at FedEx Field during the Washington Redskins versus Philadelphia Eagles football game, Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN, Ret.), President and CEO of ACORE will receive the NRG Sustainable Futures Award presented by Arun Banskota, President of eVgo, an NRG Energy company that is building the nation's first comprehensive, privately funded electric vehicle charging network. 

ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy

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ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource
for Renewable Energy

November 12, 2012–The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy information in one easily-accessed, online format, the report is intended to be an executive summary for all who are interested in the highlights of the renewable energy sector in every state.  

New Poll: Virginia Voters Support Clean, Renewable Energy

Post-election poll demonstrates that anti-clean energy campaign rhetoric did not stick; voters understand the benefits of clean energy

Washington, DC— The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released today a new poll of Virginia voters showing that they support the development of clean energy. This result is significant for two reasons: Virginia was a crucial state for both 2012 presidential candidates, and energy was a critical issue in the Virginia election. While the election brought forth increased anti-renewable energy rhetoric, it did not sway public support away from renewable energy. And this result is not unique to Virginia: polling released by ACORE covering other swing states--Colorado, Iowa, and Ohio-- found similar sentiments about the clean energy industry.

Poll of Ohio Voters Shows Support for Advanced Energy Technologies

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Polling affirms that, even after a year of political attacks on the industry, Ohioans support cleaner energy sources

Columbus, OH— The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Advanced Energy Economy Ohio Institute (AEE Ohio) released a new poll today that found Ohio voters—arguably the most important constituency in the 2012 Presidential race—are strongly supportive of clean, secure, and affordable energy. The findings of this poll, along with similar polls conducted in Virginia, Iowa, and Colorado, demonstrate that swing state voters understand the benefits of advanced energy.

New Poll: Clean Energy Popular Among Iowa Voters

Poll in key swing state shows that Iowans support clean energy despite politically motivated attacks on the industry

Washington, DC—A new poll from the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) shows that candidates’ positions on clean energy was important to Iowa voters in the 2012 election. The survey demonstrates that voters in Iowa understand renewable energy’s contributions to their state and that opponents of clean energy who spread misrepresentative information about the industry for political gain were unsuccessful in swaying voters.

“Policymakers take note: swing state voters support clean, renewable energy,” said Vice Admiral (ret.) Dennis McGinn, President and CEO of ACORE. “It is long past time to end the vilification of an industry that is creating jobs, attracting private investment, and contributing to our economic recovery. Clean energy is a business, not a political football, and it should be treated as a business.”

Swing State Polls Show that Voters Support Clean, Renewable Energy

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Polls in Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia show that, despite anti-renewable energy campaign rhetoric, voters still want cleaner energy

Washington, DC—New swing state polls released by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Advanced Energy Economy Ohio Institute (AEE Ohio Institute) show that voters in Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia—all of which helped decide the outcome of the election—support clean, secure, and affordable energy. Conducted the day after the election, these surveys demonstrate that American voters understand the benefits of clean energy despite the millions of dollars opponents poured into attacks on the industry.

New Poll Shows Colorado Voters Supportive of Renewable Energy

After an election rife with attacks on the clean energy industry, a new poll shows that renewable energy is popular among Colorado voters

Washington, DC— Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released a poll showing that Colorado voters understand the value of clean and renewable energy and support the industry. Aggressive anti-clean energy rhetoric was prevalent throughout the election but did not dramatically affect the state’s public opinion of the industry. Similar polls conducted in Iowa, Virginia, and Ohio; found that voters across the country are supportive of advanced energy solutions.

Fifth Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West): Depolitization and Diversification

SAN FRANCISCO--()--The fifth annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF)-West hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events in San Francisco, CA this week brought together over 350 investors, industry executives and policy makers for an engaging discussion on the state of the renewable energy industry, public policy, financial markets and corporate strategy in the renewable energy sector. During the two-day session, the 55 speakers and panelists expressed a call to action to those in the industry to continue developing financing solutions that promote growth and job creation in the domestic renewable energy industry.

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