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Building the 21st Century Transmission Super Grid: Technical and Political Challenges for Large Scale Renewable Energy Production in the U.S.

April 2009
Plans to increase the penetration of renewable electrical generation into the U.S. face a number of challenges. The country needs a super-grid which overlays the existing high voltage transmission system, connecting the country from coast to coast and allowing thousands of MW to be transferred over hundreds of miles. A single authority, in this case federal, needs to assert overall control of transmission line siting in the U.S. Download

ACORE Stimulus Bill Analysis

2009
The Congress has passed and the President has signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. This massive $800bn spending bill will drive new national strategies in renewable energy, smart grid, transmission, advanced vehicles, energy efficiency, and many other aspects of energy, environment, climate and sustainability that were at the heart of the 2008 Presidential election. Download

An Overview of the U.S. Renewable Energy Field - 2009

February 2009
An Overview of the U.S. Renewable Energy Field outlines existing renewable energy market and policy developments coming into the year 2009, and the outlook for renewable energy with a new President, Congress and Legislation affecting the marketplace. The report focuses on the wind, solar, biopower, biofuels, hydropower and geothermal sectors specifically. Download

RETECH 2009 Summary Report

February 2009
The Renewable Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition (RETECH 2009) was the largest U.S. business-to-business gathering of the all-renewable energy industry, with an attendance of nearly 5,000 participants and over 250 exhibiting companies. This report documents the highlights of the conference and summarizes the proceedings of each of the conference sessions. Download

Joint Outlook on Renewable Energy in America Volume II: Joint Summary Report

March 2007
This document, a Joint Outlook on Renewable Energy in America, presents a shared statement by the renewable energy community. According to experts, renewable energy could provide up to 635 gigawatts (GW) of new electricity generating capacity by 2025 - a substantial contribution and potentially more than the nation's need for new capacity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Download

ACORE Master Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Agreement

2007
The Master REC Purchase and Sale Agreement was prepared by an ad hoc working group comprised of members of the Renewable Energy Resources Committee and the Special Committee on Energy and Environmental Finance of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, the Environmental Markets Association, and the American Council on Renewable Energy.

The Outlook on Renewable Energy in America

January 2007
This report presents a series of outlooks on the future of renewable energy in America, by a range of organizations that gave presentations to the Phase II policy conference on November 30, 2006 in Washington, DC. The papers are presented in three sections, corresponding to the sessions in the conference: (1) Government and Institutional Outlook, (2) Industry Outlook, (3) Upside Potential. Download

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