ACORE Expresses Support for Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE)

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today expressed its support for Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), a nonpartisan not-for-profit organization committed to reducing America's dependence on oil and improving energy security.

Washington, D.C. - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today expressed its support for Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), a nonpartisan not-for-profit organization committed to reducing America's dependence on oil and improving energy security.


ACORE President Mike Eckhart said, "The efforts of Securing America's Future Energy and the Energy Security Leadership Council are crucial in moving the nation towards energy independence and security. Energy security is amongst the most grave issues facing the United States today, and the need for renewable energy in ensuring energy independence is paramount."

The bipartisan Energy Security Leadership Council, a project of SAFE, has launched important policy initiatives with aim of reducing America's oil dependence. These initiatives include: reforming and strengthening vehicle fuel efficiency standards, funding financial incentives for the domestic production and purchase of fuel efficient vehicles; growing the supply and demand sides of the biofuels market; and increasing access to US oil and natural reserves on the Outer Continental Shelf.

The Energy Security Leadership Council brings together some of America's prominent business and military leaders in order to support a long-term, comprehensive policy that will reduce US oil dependence and improve energy security. The Council is led by Co-Chairmen Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President and CEO of FedEx Corporation, and General P.X. Kelley (Ret.), former Marine Corps Commandant and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They are joined by Navy Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, former Commander US Naval Forces, Europe; Air Force General Charles F. Wald, former Deputy Commander, US European Command; and Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs. The Council's complete plan is contained in a detailed report, Recommendations to the Nation on Reducing Oil Dependence, which is available at http://www.secureenergy.org/energycouncil_about.php#.

For further information on Securing America's Future Energy, please visit: http://www.secureenergy.org/.

About ACORE

ACORE, a 501(c)(3) membership nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to bringing renewable energy into the mainstream of the US economy and lifestyle through information and communications programs. ACORE provides a common platform for the wide range of interests in the renewable energy community including renewable energy industries, associations, utilities, end users, professional service firms, financial institutions and government agencies. ACORE serves as a forum through which these parties work together on common interests. Membership information is available at: www.acore.org.

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