Setting the Renewable Energy Policy Agenda: Insights from ACORE's 2015 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum
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.
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.
Sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this white paper is calling for clarification of the agency’s interpretation of feedstock material within the definition of facility under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) (see 40 CFR 80.1401). Specifically, the definition of facility requires the production of advanced biofuel, from the delivery of feedstock material to production and final storage of the end product, to be completed at one location, controlled by the same person in order for the fuel to qualify toward meeting the RFS goals.
This market review 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.
A product of ACORE's National Defense and Security Initiative, this white paper recommends that the U.S. Department of Defense closely consider the actual, all-in (i.e., levelized) cost of energy, beyond merely the delivered price per gallon or kWh to make its energy system more resilient, efficient, and secure.