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A Shared Vision of the 21st Century Grid

Joint Renewable Grid Vision Statement coverEight national business groups representing the diverse spectrum of renewable energy technologies released a first-of-its-kind joint statement outlining a positive vision for the future of America’s power grid.

In “A Shared Vision of the 21st Century Grid,” the groups highlight mutual support for market structures that appropriately value new and existing technologies, tax policy continuity and parity for all renewable technologies, and the expansion and modernization of the electrical grid to support the proper operation and integration of clean power sources.

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Renewable Energy Groups Letter to Congress on FY18 DOE Budget

Renewable Energy Groups Letter to CongressFive 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.

The letter conveys support for energy programs at the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the Advanced Research Programs Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).

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ACORE Chairman and Former DOE Officials Submit Letter In Support of Federal Clean Energy Funding

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Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University and ACORE Chairman of Board of Directors, along with the entire group of Assistant Secretaries of Energy who led the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) between 1989 and 2017, today submitted a letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. The letters outlined the group’s serious concerns around the administration’s recent proposal to cut the EERE budget by 69 percent from FY2017 enacted levels.

In submitting their concern, the group notes that “the U.S. Department of Energy is the single largest funder of clean energy innovation in the United States, and our nation will be hindered in the global energy market without a strategic and well-funded DOE research portfolio, including basic science, energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear energy, fossil energy, and electricity reliability.”

Please click below to download the letters. 

For more information, please contact Dan Reicher: dreicher@stanford.edu

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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.

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Beyond Renewable Integration: The Energy Storage Value Proposition

Beyond Renewable Integration The Energy Storage Value Proposition Final 1

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. 

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