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ACORE Lauds Timely Implementation of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Federal government to triple renewable energy goals and increase government-wide energy efficiency and sustainability

For Immediate Release – December 5, 2013

Washington, DC - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) praised President Obama’s signing of the Presidential Memorandum (PM) Federal Leadership on Energy Management which directs the federal government to implement elements of his Climate Action Plan (CAP) - first laid out in June 2013 - and to begin supporting and enforcing broader renewable energy and energy efficiency goals nationwide. His action today reinforces government-wide energy efficiency and sustainability goals. ACORE has worked closely with the Administration in support of the Climate Action Plan which includes increasing amounts of renewable energy generation for government and non-government use.

ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Northeastern Region Report Illustrates How Large-Scale Renewable Energy Facilities are Necessary to Drive Higher Capacity

Eleven Northeastern states rank second in the nation in both solar and biomass power capacity

For Immediate Release – December 3, 2013

Washington, DC - The Northeastern Region Report, the third portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) 6th annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, was released today. The third in a four-part series, this portion focuses on the renewable energy sector in the eleven Northeastern states plus the District of Columbia (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC). 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. This fall both the Western Region Report and the Midwestern Region Report were released, and the Southeast Region Report will be released early in 2014.

ACORE Applauds Alfred Griffin’s Appointment as the President of the New York Green Bank

ACORE, U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance member to lead bank charged with public sector financing for clean energy projects

For Immediate Release: November 22, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced the appointment of Alfred Griffin President of the New York Green Bank, a $1 billion venture to leverage private sector financing of clean energy projects that create jobs and help make New York’s communities more sustainable.

ACORE Statement on the Decision to Reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard

Environmental Protection Agency Makes the Wrong Decision for America’s Economy and Environment

For Immediate Release: November 15, 2013

Washington, DC – Today’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from its current level by almost 3 billion gallons is a substantial step backwards for the renewable fuels industry, biofuels, and for America. The RFS has never been reduced before, and has been a bipartisan success story for the past several years.

ACORE Congratulates Stephen E. Morgan on Being Elected to the Solar Electric Power Association Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2013

Washington, DCStephen E. Morgan, a member of the ACORE Board of Directors and CEO of American Clean Energy, has just been elected to the Board of Directors of the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). Morgan has been involved in electric power generation and clean energy production for over 30 years. Based out of New Jersey, he has worked with both the utilities and energy producers to serve a customer base of over four million individuals.

ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Midwestern Region Report Illustrates How America’s Agricultural Heartland Has Become Hub for Renewable Energy Development

Twelve Midwestern states home to over 80% of domestic biofuel production capacity

For Immediate Release – October 21, 2013

Washington, DC - The Midwestern Region Report, the second portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) 6th annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, was released today. The second in a four-part series, this portion focuses on the renewable energy sector in the twelve Midwestern states (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI). 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. This September the Western Region Report was released, and both the Northeast and the Southeast Region Reports will come out within the next few months.

ACORE Commends Heather Zichal for Outstanding Leadership in Advancing President Obama’s Climate and Renewable Energy Goals

Policy leader has been a consistent voice for balance and innovation on energy development and environmental protection

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2013

Washington, DC – Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, announced that she is stepping down from her post in a matter of weeks. Zichal has been instrumental in putting together the Administration’s climate change strategy, which became public in June, and plan for achieving the President’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation by 2020.

ACORE Regrets Ron Binz’s Withdrawal to Head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Lifelong clean energy advocate would have been a powerful voice for balance and reform in Washington

For Immediate Release: October 1, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that he has pulled his name from further consideration. Ron Binz, most recently Chairman of Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission from 2007 to 2011, has faced stiff opposition from coal, gas, and fossil fuel supporters as well as a protracted stalemate in the Senate Energy Committee.

At REFF-West in San Francisco, Renewable Energy Experts Discuss the Key Drivers Affecting Renewable Energy Scale-Up and Financing

Sector leaders reaffirm need for long-term policy support to unlock untapped capital, expansion

For Immediate Release - September 17, 2013

San Francisco, CA - At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West), hosted this week in San Francisco by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events (EEE), more than 60 experts from the public and private sectors as well as the renewable energy industry addressed a gathering of over 400 delegates brought together to explore the rapidly evolving landscape of research, innovation, and market access that is driving the industry's future.

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.

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