By Kevin Haley, ACORE for Co-Generation & On-Site Power Generation Magazine.
As the Obama administration announces a 20 percent national goal for renewable electricity generation by 2030, today the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is releasing a public policy insights package for lawmakers and regulators. The package consists of two reports detailing sector recommendations for public officials working on renewable energy policy, and the impact of various policy scenarios on private sector investment in renewables.
"From Washington, D.C. to the 50 state capitals, energy policy is a matter of critical importance," said Dan Reicher, interim President and CEO of ACORE and Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance at Stanford University. "With the right policies in place, the White House's announcement yesterday seeking 20 percent renewable electricity by 2030 is achievable. However, the question remains whether Congress and state lawmakers will back the impressive progress of the American clean energy industry over the last several years."