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ACORE's New Leadership Applauds Tax Deal

Incoming President and CEO Greg Wetstone praises legislation for renewable energy

For Immediate Release – December 16, 2015

Washington D.C. – In response to today's joint tax extenders-omnibus deal, reached in an overwhelming bipartisan manner by both the House and Senate, ACORE's leadership applauded the deal for renewable energy.

“Congress is taking an important step forward with their agreement to extend the tax credits for renewable energy.  The tax package provides critical policy certainty for the solar and wind energy sectors with phase-down schedules that provide vital guidance for business and investment planning,” said Gregory Wetstone, incoming President and CEO at the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). “This is essential progress, but there is more work to be done in support of other renewable energy technologies whose credits were not extended past 2016.”

Gregory Wetstone to be New President and CEO at the American Council On Renewable Energy

Brings long history of leadership promoting renewable energy

For Immediate Release – December 14, 2015

Washington D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Gregory Wetstone to become the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016. “Greg’s experience, vision and history of leadership promoting renewable energy equip him well to take ACORE to new levels,” commented Dan Reicher, chairman of ACORE’s Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance at Stanford University. 

ACORE Applauds New York’s Proposal to Achieve 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

A newly proposed mandate from Governor Cuomo would add to New York’s position as a national leader on renewable energy and climate change

For Immediate Release – November 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds Governor Cuomo and the State of New York on plans to advance their goal of generating 50 percent of the state’s power from solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass or other renewable sources in 15 years. As reported today by the New York Times, the Governor’s plans to codify this goal will put New York on the forefront of states cutting carbon while taking advantage of economic gains achieved though the rapidly growing renewables industry.

At REFF-West Private and Public Leaders Explore Future of Renewable Energy Capital Markets as Industry Matures and Evolves

Over 50 speakers and 250 attendees analyze the financing and policy challenges surrounding renewables, storage and the future of energy in the western U.S.

For Immediate Release - November 9, 2015

San Francisco, CA – The 8th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West), the premier renewable energy finance event in the western U.S, gathered energy and finance experts to discuss, debate and share new ideas around the evolving energy industry. Hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Seminars, industry leaders from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to Washington, D.C. joined to address a wide range of issues, from explosive growth in corporate renewable energy procurement and energy storage start-ups to renewable energy YieldCo challenges and major uncertainty and change in the utility business model.

ACORE Releases its 2015 Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region Report

The West leads the rest of the country in generation and investment for renewable energy.

For Immediate Release – November 5, 2015

San Francisco, CA – The annual update of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region report was released today at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West) in San Francisco. Fully redesigned for 2015, this report examines state energy policies and programs, investment, and market openness in the renewable energy sector in the thirteen western states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY).

Media Advisory: REFF-West 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY acore logo small
October 15, 2015

REFF-West Media Contacts:
Kevin Haley, ACORE; (202) 777-7584

Travis Small, Rasky Baerlein; (617) 391-9654


 ACORE’s Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West) to Chart Path for Innovative Financing for Shifting Renewables Market

Exploring subjects including corporate procurement, the water-energy nexus and the yieldco churn, REFF-West brings together industry and government leaders to map the future of renewable energy in the West 

WHAT: REFF-West, the premier renewable energy financing event in the western U.S., will take place November 5th & 6th in San Francisco, CA. California is far and away the trendsetter for the rest of the country in renewable energy development, and this year’s REFF-West will examine a range of new challenges and opportunities as the clean tech industry redefines the energy business across America.

ACORE, Lockheed Martin’s USA Finish First Fellowship Officially Under Way

Three Finish First Fellows begin their careers in clean energy thanks to Lockheed Martin and ACORE.

For Immediate Release - August 18, 2015

Washington, D.C. -
Three students accepted into Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) USA Finish First Fellowship (F3) are examining the future of clean energy under the guidance of Lockheed Martin’s engineers and scientists.

ACORE Praises Larger Role for Renewable Energy in Clean Power Plan

Newly announced final rule calls for greater amount of renewable energy generation capacity, 28% by 2030, as part of U.S. transition to a low-carbon energy economy.

For Immediate Release – August 3, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Power Plan, a groundbreaking rule to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the electricity sector. As the business voice for renewable energy, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) commends the Administration for recognizing the importance of increasing amounts of renewable energy generation as a central part of the nation’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change, while ensuring a reliable, resilient and affordable power system.  

ACORE Releases Market Review for Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Comprehensive report illustrates large market opportunity and demand for low-cost, low-carbon renewable energy across Africa.

 For Immediate Release – July 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released its latest market review, titled Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Challenges. The report details opportunities presented by emerging markets and offers insights on advancing project development in the region.

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