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ACORE Comments on the Proposed CEIP

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ACORE's comments in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Design Details for the Clean Energy Incentive Program, as part of the Agency’s Clean Power Plan to regulate emissions from existing stationary sources.

Renewable Energy PPA Guidebook for C&I Purchasers

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In order to expand the recent trend of companies procuring renewables directly, this report is intended to serve as a guide to the often complex PPA contracting process and is designed for companies unfamiliar with the key elements of successful PPAs.

Beyond Renewable Integration: The Energy Storage Value Proposition

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Energy storage will play a key role in transforming the grid by allowing for a more flexible and efficient electricity system. In order to achieve this transformation, policymakers and industry stakeholders should improve their understanding of the potential full value of storage and how it can be quantified and monetized to drive adoption. 

A Profile of the Nation's Renewable Energy Sector

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As the nation’s electricity infrastructure ages and older power plants retire, renewable energy is becoming the option of choice to power 21st Century America. Since 2008, renewables have made up more than half of all new power generation capacity in the U.S., outcompeting fossil sources of electricity and delivering tangible economic benefits throughout the country. Continued support of renewable energy is important to sustain our economic growth and maintain America’s leadership and competiveness in one of the world’s fastest growing economic sectors.

Increasing Renewable Energy Generation in Kansas

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ACORE and US PREF members present new research on the potential economic impacts of Kansas generating half of its electricity from renewable sources. This paper, presented to Governor Sam Brownback, found that achieving the state’s renewable portfolio standard will require the addition 2,650 megawatts and would attract over $5.2 billion in investment and economic activity to Kansas.

Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Industry Insights

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The growing purchase of renewable energy by corporate end users is fundamentally remaking the model for electric power sales in the U.S. This report offers industry insights relating to corporations’ procurement of renewable energy to simplify renewable procurement processes and provide realistic options for corporate players across the economy.

Driving Growth in a New Policy Landscape

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The second annual installment of this report summarizes consensus and new developments from ACORE’s annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum, covering the continued importance of renewable energy policy and offering public policy solutions to support a thriving clean energy economy.

Increasing Investment and Capital Flows in Ohio

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ACORE and US PREF members present new research on increasing investment and capital flows to renewable energy in Ohio, with a special economic impact section to emphasize the industry’s contribution to state growth.

Increasing Investment and Capital Flows in Illinois

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ACORE and US PREF members present new research on increasing investment and capital flows to renewable energy in Illinois, with a special economic impact section to emphasize the industry’s contribution to state growth.

Regional Profiles: Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

lac2coverthumbThe American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to present Regional Profiles: Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean, which offers key market insights about Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) through a number of case studies and assessments on renewable energy in countries throughout the region.

As you will read in the following articles, common characteristics of the LAC energy market make it a natural area of focus for ACORE. Present energy issues in the region include high electricity prices, outdated or burgeoning infrastructure, and water and energy access concerns. Renewable energy has the potential to address these problems.

Comments to EPA's Clean Power Plan

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ACORE's comments in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.

Reallocating Energy Investments? Consider the Clean Energy Sector

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Authored by ACORE's U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, this report explores new options for optimizing an energy portfolio, outlines both private and public Clean Energy investment alternatives, analyzes options for addressing sector exposure risks by increasing Clean Energy investments, and offers several conclusions for institutional investors to consider as they invest in today’s energy.

Why Policy Matters: Renewable Energy Market Momentum at Risk

why policy coverAuthored by ACORE's U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, this report presents data and analysis illustrating the unacceptable market cliff derived from inaction on public policy.

Setting the Renewable Energy Policy Agenda: Insights from ACORE's 2015 National Renewable Energy Pol

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This paper summarizes and builds on consensus from the National Renewable Energy Policy Forum about the continued importance of renewable energy policy and presents a path for the next phase of federal and state government support.

Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities & Challenges

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This industry-authored report focuses on opportunities presented by selected markets in sub-Saharan Africa and offers insights on advancing project development in the region.

Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region 2015

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The annual update of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region report is 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).

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