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U.S. Renewable Energy Groups Share a Vision of the 21st Century Power Grid

Leaders Call for Sustained Efforts to Build a Modern Grid Infrastructure that Takes Full Advantage of New and Existing Technologies for Increasing Grid Reliability and Efficiency

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2017 – Eight national business groups representing the diverse spectrum of renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydro, biogas and waste-to-energy) today released a first-of-its-kind joint statement outlining a positive vision for the future of America’s power grid.

National Renewable Energy Groups Urge Support for Department of Energy Programs Facing Severe Proposed Cuts in Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 – Five national business groups representing diverse renewable energy technologies, developers, financiers and Fortune 500 buyers released a letter today requesting that Congress fund programs that have helped support job creation, economic growth and our country’s dominant technological position in electric power and renewable energy research and development.

Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More Power Capacity for Less Money

Record renewable energy capacity of 161 gigawatts added in 2016, for 23 percent less investment (USD 241.6 billion)

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2017 – Today REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR), the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy.

Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) installed, increasing total global capacity by almost 9 percent over 2015, to nearly 2,017 GW. Solar photovoltaic (PV) accounted for around 47 percent of the capacity added, followed by wind power at 34 percent and hydropower at 15.5 percent.

ACORE Statement on U.S. Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 – “We are disappointed that the administration chose to withdraw from the Paris accord, placing at risk not just our climate, but also the role of American companies in leading the way to a global renewable energy boom that presents a multi-trillion dollar business opportunity.

Despite the Paris exit, we are confident America’s thriving renewable energy sector will continue to play a leading role in reducing U.S. carbon emissions now and into the future.

Media Advisory: Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-WS) Returns for its 14th Year

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May 31, 2017

Media Contact:
Anna Hahnemann, ACORE; (202) 777-7548


Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-WS) Returns for its 14th Year

Financial, Policy and Industry Leaders to Explore Impact of New Policy Agendas on Growth Trajectory 

WHAT: REFF-Wall Street, the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. will take place June 20 and June 21 in New York City. REFF Wall Street 2017 will gather more than 500 senior investors, industry executives, and other top transactional professionals to assess the state of play for renewable energy finance in the context of policy uncertainty and continued market growth.

ACORE Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Cut to Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – “We believe the proposed budget cuts to the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) would seriously jeopardize America’s leadership position in cutting-edge research on new energy technologies and harm our overall competitiveness in a rapidly growing global industry that presents a multi-trillion-dollar business opportunity.

National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — Today four national business groups representing the range of advanced and renewable energy companies in the United States submitted materials to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy market study he called for last month. The four groups developed separate analyses, based on existing sources and industry experience, showing that changing energy sources – more use of natural gas, renewable energy, and energy management sources in addition to resources like coal and nuclear power – far from threatening electric system reliability, increase it in important ways while saving consumers money.

ACORE Statement on Technology-Neutral Energy Tax Reform Proposal Introduced by Senator Wyden

Statement by Todd Foley, ACORE Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017 – “We commend Senator Wyden for his leadership in introducing a technology neutral energy tax reform proposal encouraging private sector investment in the nation’s energy infrastructure, including the electricity sector. The proposal would reward system performance, emissions reduction and be available to all sources of energy.

American Council On Renewable Energy Statement Regarding Department of Energy’s Planned Study of the U.S. Electric Grid

Statement by Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President and Chief Executive Officer 

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 – “We’re puzzled that the Department of Energy is launching a new study based on the premise that renewable energy policies are accelerating the decline of coal and nuclear plants, or somehow undermining grid resilience. Numerous studies have demonstrated otherwise, including the 2016 long-term reliability assessment from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

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