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American Council On Renewable Energy and Clean Energy Council of Australia Announce US-Australian Renewable Energy Industry Partnership

ACORE and CEC Partner to Focus on Joint Research, Analysis, and Industry Dialogue; US-Australian Leadership Roundtable Kicks Off in Sydney

For Immediate Release - March 11, 2013

Washington, DC - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Clean Energy Council (CEC) of Australia are pleased to announce a partnership to enrich both organizations’ missions of advancing clean energy deployment in the United States and Australia. The partnership aims to build a collaborative platform that enables leading industry experts and stakeholders from both Australia and the United States to leverage each other’s expertise in creating successful policies, finance mechanisms, and market drivers that will benefit both the Australian and U.S. market.

ACORE Applauds President Obama’s Appointment of Chandra Brown as the U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing

For Immediate Release - March 7, 2013

Washington, DC – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) congratulates Chandra Brown, Vice President of Oregon Iron Works, CEO of United Streetcar, and Co-Chair of ACORE’s Transportation Initiative, on her appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Announces Two New Appointments for Board Of Directors, Thanks Out-going Board Members for Their Service

Michael Brower and Rolf Gibbels Join ACORE Board; Bill Holmberg and Kenneth Westrick Move to New Positions

For Immediate Release - February 25, 2013

Washington, DC - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce two newly-appointed Board Members: Michael Brower, Senior Federal Policy Director, Mosaic Federal Affairs LLC; and Rolf Gibbels, Global Power Generation Solutions Leader, IBM.

“Our organization—and the industry—need visionary leaders like Michael Brower and Rolf Gibbels who will serve on the ACORE Board, supporting ACORE’s mission to create a more secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy,” said ACORE President and CEO, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Dennis McGinn. “As the country is facing challenges to reduce the nation’s massive budget deficit while growing our economy, we need the business leadership of these and all our Board members to define the way forward for renewable energy policy and finance.”

ACORE Fully Endorses The Alliance To Save Energy’s Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations

For Immediate Release - February 7, 2013

Washington, DC - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) fully endorses the recommendations made by the Alliance To Save Energy (ASE) that aims to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Recommendations made through ASE’s Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy – chaired by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and National Grid U.S. President Tom King – focus on boosting the U.S. economy through investments, modernization and education. These efforts will target the entire energy structure, including buildings, transportation, manufacturing, power generation and natural gas infrastructure.

Public, Private Sector Leaders Chart Renewable Energy Future at ACORE National Renewable Energy Policy Forum

ACORE Event Highlights Industry Progress, Outlines Policy Path for Continued Growth

For Immediate Release - February 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior Ken Salazar joined industry, financial and government leaders yesterday on Capitol Hill at the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) National Renewable Energy Policy Forum to recognize the progress for renewable energy and call for renewed bi-partisan support for expanding America’s domestic energy sources.

“Renewable energy plays a critical – and ever expanding – role in our nation’s domestic energy production, an important part of the President’s energy strategy” said Salazar. “The 34 renewable energy proposals for public lands approved under this Administration generate jobs and economic development while encouraging innovation and private investment in renewable energy sources. We need to continue these investments in coming years.”   

ACORE Praises the Extraordinary Tenure of Outgoing Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu

For Immediate Release - February 1, 2013

Washington, DC – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) praises the superb work of outgoing Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu. Secretary Chu’s resignation was announced today, following four years of exceptional leadership at the Department of Energy that will serve many generations of Americans for decades to come. Notably, Secretary Chu oversaw the rapid expansion of renewable energy technology and deployment in the U.S., with nearly 85 gigawatts of installed renewable capacity by 2013.

Navy Secretary Mabus To Be Honored At The 7th Environmental And Clean Energy Inaugural Ball

Energy Secretary Chu, and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren, to Be Honored As Well; Interior Secretary Salazar, Honorable Robert Perciasepe, & Other Special Guests Confirmed for the Event

For Immediate Release - January 17, 2013

Washington, DC - Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, will be recognized at the 7th Environmental and Clean Energy Inaugural Ball for his visionary efforts to make the Navy a leader in energy security and climate protection. The Ball will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Sequoia Restaurant on the Washington Harbour waterfront.

ACORE Applauds Extension Of Production Tax Credit

For Immediate Release – January 2, 2013

Washington, DC -The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the one year extension of the 2.2¢/kWh tax credit for wind that was included in the fiscal cliff deal passed by the House last night. The extension creates more market certainty and includes language that allows renewable energy projects that “start construction” as opposed to being “in service” in 2013 to claim the PTC. This effective change in deadline is critical to the wind industry, as well as the hydropower, geothermal, biomass and waste-to-energy industries as it takes into account the long-term time horizons required to complete projects.

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


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. 

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