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ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE provides a common educational platform for a wide range of interests in the renewable energy community, focusing on technology, finance,

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As an ACORE member, your organization will connect with organizations across all renewable energy sectors including renewable energy industries, associations, utilities, end-users, professional service firms, financial institutions, nonprofit groups, universities and other educational organizations, as well as government

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Renewable Energy 101

What Is Renewable Energy?

What Is Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy is a term used to describe energy that is derived from resources, like the sun and the wind -- resources that are continually available to some degree or other all over the world. We never run out of them. And their use or capture does not inflict any materi...

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Solar

Solar

Sunlight is earth's most ubiquitous form of energy. It is clean, inexhaustible, and the United States boasts one of the largest solar resources of any industrialized country. In the last decade, both distributed generation (small-scale installations located close to where th...

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Wind

Wind

A wind energy system transforms the kinetic energy of wind into mechanical or electrical energy that can be harnessed for practical use. Mechanical energy, most commonly used for pumping water in rural or remote locations, powers the “farm windmill” still seen in many rural ...

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Biofuel

Biofuel

Biofuels are transportation fuels made from organic materials. These fuels are usually blended with petroleum, but they can also be used in their pure form. Ethanol and biodiesel are the leading forms of biofuel, and, compared to the fossil fuels they replace, are cleaner-bu...

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Biomass

Biomass

Biomass refers a wide range of biological materials used as sources of energy. While wood products are the most common form of biomass power, a host of feedstocks can be used for electricity generation, including a variety of crops, agricultural waste, yard clippings, and ev...

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Geothermal

Geothermal

Geothermal energy systems rely on two basic components: the heat beneath the earth’s crust, and the subterranean waters that the earth’s heat will turn to steam. In most geothermal systems, accessing these components involves drilling as deep as two miles below the surface o...

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Ocean

Ocean

Marine energy technologies harness the natural movement or temperature of bodies of water to produce energy, and include wave, tidal, marine current, and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). The technical potential for marine energy is very large, though most technologies...

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Hydro

Hydro

Hydroelectric power is the world’s largest producer of renewable energy. Through the conversion of the kinetic energy of flowing water into electricity, hydroelectric power provides a steady and reliable source of renewable energy.The same physics lie behind the design of al...

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Waste

Waste

Waste-to-energy (WTE) is a reliable and renewable process of converting waste materials into electricity. Municipal waste is collected by local authorities from residential, commercial, and public origins, disposed in a central location, processed, and then combusted to prod...

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Waste Heat

Waste Heat

Throughout the United States, an abundant source of emission-free power is being overlooked. This source is waste heat, a byproduct of industrial processes that could reinvigorate American manufacturing, create jobs, lower the cost of energy and reduce overall emissions fro...

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From Trash to Treasure

From Trash to Treasure

02 July 2014

Wherever there are people, there is waste. That’s just a fact. However, what humanity has chosen to do with that waste has changed throughout the years. First, of course, we didn’t do anything. But that wasn’t sanitary, so we started to bury it. Now, advances ...

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Business Leaders Talk Climate Change, Clean Energy in NYC

Business Leaders Talk Climate Change, Clean Energy in NYC

30 June 2014

This post was originally featured (http://cleanenergyworksforus.org/business-leaders-talk-climate-change-clean-energy-in-nyc/) on CleanEnergyWorksForUs.org. It has been reposted here with permission.Two events held this week in the financial capital of world h...

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What Do New EPA Power Plant Rules Mean For Clean Tech?

What Do New EPA Power Plant Rules Mean For Clean Tech?

16 June 2014

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dominated the news with the release of its draft Clean Power Proposal (http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards), which mandates carbon reductions from power plants. While there is a federal emiss...

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EPA Carbon Rule Is A Winner

EPA Carbon Rule Is A Winner

13 June 2014

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency revealed its carbon reduction plan for existing power plants. EPA’s Clean Power Plan represents America’s most significant effort so far to transition to a clean energy economy and combat climate change. Mother Na...

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Thick-Skinned: The Resiliency of Pro-Renewable Policies in the States

Thick-Skinned: The Resiliency of Pro-Renewable Policies in the States

20 May 2014

“If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.” Fossil fuel interests must have taken Aaliyah’s message to heart, because they continue to try to roll back pro-renewable energy policies in state legislatures, despite repeated failures over th...

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Wind and Renewable Energy, Winning in Vegas

Wind and Renewable Energy, Winning in Vegas

09 May 2014

LAS VEGAS – Flashing lights, spinning wheels, money changing hands; no, I’m not talking about a night at the Bellagio – I’m talking about the thriving wind energy industry here in America.

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