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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.

US PREF "Paid In Full" Study Released; Concludes Solar Tax Credit Pays For Itself

Federal Taxpayers Receive 10% Internal Rate of Return on Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in Common Solar Financing Scenarios

WASHINGTON, DC, July 19, 2012--A study published today by the US Partnership for Renewable Finance (US PREF), a program of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), finds that the solar investment tax credit (ITC), expanded in 2005 by President George W. Bush and modified as a grant program under President Barack Obama, can deliver a 10% internal rate of return to taxpayers on the government's initial investment. Titled, "Paid in Full," the study's model examines the cash flows generated by tax revenues on solar leases and power purchase agreements to show that a $10,500 tax credit for a residential system can provide a $22,882 nominal benefit to the government in those scenarios over the life of the solar asset, and a $300,000 commercial solar credit can create a $677,627 nominal benefit in a similar time period.

Statement of the Renewable Energy, Investor and Technology Sectors on the 'No More Solyndras Act'

For Immediate Release

Industry Groups: Act Goes "Far Beyond Reasonable Reforms" to "Shut Down a Successful Policy"

Washington, DC-July 31, 2012-Today and tomorrow the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce will consider and mark up a number of pieces of legislation including the "No More Solyndras Act."

The American Council On Renewable Energy, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), National Venture Capital Association, Solar Energy Industries Association and TechNet released the following statement in advance of the Committee's deliberations:

At REFF-WS, Financial Experts Discuss New Financing Models For Renewables Amid Uncertain Times

June 25 -- At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street), hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events, more than 50 top leaders from the financial sector and the renewable energy industry addressed a forum of over 600 delegates, discussing the changing nature of the policy landscape and advancing the debate around finance and innovation. >>More

Renewable Energy Finance Forum Addresses Rapidly Changing State of Renewable Energy Finance in Latin American and Caribbean Markets

Industry leaders forecast strong renewable energy investment growth for the region in 2012

April 27, 2012 - The second annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) hosted by the Latin American Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE), the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), and Euromoney Energy Events in Miami this week brought together more than 200 policy makers, industry executives and investors to discuss the evolution of the renewable energy markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

REFF-LAC featured speakers from leading renewable energy companies, investment institutions and government organizations focused on renewable energy investments and transactions, infrastructure and country policies, and the future growth potential for the region. Delegates from more than 15 countries participated including Brazil, Panama, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Nicaragua, Chile, Argentina, and a host of the Caribbean nations, in addition to the U.S. and Europe.

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