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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. 

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.”

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