American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Announces 2012 Board Of Directors

Leaders from Acciona; BrightSource Energy; NRG Energy; POET; Pure Energy Partners; Reznick Group Join ACORE Board to Create a More Secure and Prosperous America with Clean, Renewable Energy

Dec. 9, 2011; Washington, DC – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to announce six newly elected and appointed Board Members.

"As Congress tries to decide the best course of action to reduce the nation's massive budget deficit, and the future of renewable energy policy and finance face many challenges, our organization—and the industry—needs visionary leaders like those who will serve on the ACORE Board, united in ACORE's mission to create a more secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy," said Vice Admiral (Ret.) Dennis McGinn, ACORE President.

The six new members of the ACORE Board of Directors are:

Doug Berven, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, POET

Joseph Desmond, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications, BrightSource Energy, Inc.

Nicholas Eisenberger, Managing Partner, Pure Energy Partners

Matt Ferguson, National Renewable Energy Practice Leader, Reznick Group

Dan Foley, CEO , ACCIONA Energy North America

J. Andrew Murphy, EVP, Strategy and M&A, NRG Energy, Inc.

"It is a real honor to be appointed to the Board of ACORE, and to have a voice in helping this organization achieve its goal of ensuring the success of renewable energy in America," said Doug Berven. "I look forward to working with fellow Board Members and the ACORE staff on all the organizations critical initiatives."

"ACORE is uniquely positioned to define a long term federal policy framework that allows for all market participants – from developers and utilities to financiers and supply chain participants – to deliver on our nation's clean energy, security and economic goals," said Joe Desmond. "I'm proud and honored to join the ACORE Board and look forward to working with a great team to advance the goals of the organization and its member companies."

"I'm thrilled to join the Board of ACORE on its tenth anniversary when ACORE has firmly established its leadership as the leading voice and advocate for the renewable energy industry at precisely the time when the industry and the nation needs it most," said Nicholas Eisenberger. "I look forward to working with the Board, staff, and membership on the critical mission of accelerating the development of a robust, prosperous clean economy in the United States."

"ACORE has the leadership and tools necessary to help people and markets increase access to renewable energy," added Matt Ferguson. "I am thrilled to join the Board at this important time in the industry's development."

"I am honored and excited to join the ACORE Board of Directors," said Dan Foley. "I have been in the energy business for my entire career, and I am truly inspired by the opportunity that exists today for the large-scale deployment of renewable energy in the U.S. to replace our nation's aging energy infrastructure. Along with this inspiration comes the recognition that we have a lot of work to do in terms of public policy and regulations to ensure renewable energy can reach its full potential. We need to continue to educate policymakers and the energy industry on the economic benefits of renewable energy and the increasingly cost-competitiveness of improved technologies."

"I am honored to have been elected to serve on the ACORE Board of Directors," said Andrew Murphy. "I look forward to bringing my experience at NRG to support ACORE's mission to make renewable energy a larger and more integral part of the nation's energy mix."

About ACORE: 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 and policy. We convene thought leadership forums and create energy industry partnerships to communicate the economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy.

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