ACORE to Release New Business Leader Opinion Polling Results at Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street)

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NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

MEDIA ADVISORY
June 19, 2014

WHAT: To address and better understand the attacks on state RPS policies, oft-cited myths that integrating renewable energy will cost producers—and consumers more, and the reaction to the recently announced EPA carbon regulations, ACORE, along with its EnergyFactCheck.org website, decided to find out directly from small business owners and large business executives in two key regions of the country.

The opinion poll was conducted with Global Strategy Group in early June, 2014 among 800 business leaders in two regions of the United States (the Southwest and Midwest) on several important renewable energy issues. Some of the findings that will be discussed next week during this press conference at REFF-Wall Street include:

• Business leaders believe that renewable energy technologies are good for their own businesses – Four in five business leaders say that using renewable energy can help their own businesses and three-quarters say renewable energy will reduce costs for their business over the next 10 to 20 years.

• Business leaders think renewable energy will strengthen the U.S. economy and create jobs in their state – Nearly four in five business leaders say renewable energy technologies are a real growth opportunity for the economy and nearly three-quarters of business leaders think that requiring more energy to come from renewable sources will help create jobs in their state.

• There is broad support from business leaders for developing more renewable energy production and reducing emissions from coal power plants – By a margin of more than two to one they say that the U.S. should emphasize alternative energy like solar and wind over the production of fossil fuels. By the same margin, business leaders also support federal regulations that would significantly reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.


WHERE: The Regency Room at ACORE's Renewable Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) in the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

WHEN: Wednesday, June 25, 2014; 12:45 – 1:15 pm

WHO: Nick Gourevitch, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Global Strategy Group
Dan Adler, Managing Director, CalCEF
Moderated by Kevin Haley, Director of Communications, ACORE

TO REGISTER FOR THE PRESS CONFERENCE (or receive dial-in information):
Please contact Kyle McGuiness: mcguiness@acore.org or (202) 777-7548


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 seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.

About Global Strategy Group:
Global Strategy Group (GSG) is one of the nation's go-to public affairs and research firms distinguished by its depth of talent, influential clients and winning track record. Battle-tested in the trenches of reputation management and political campaigns, GSG brings unrivaled commitment to every assignment. The firm provides a combination of critical thinking and on-the-ground results that many other firms talk about, but few deliver. Additional information is available at www.globalstrategygroup.com.

About REFF-Wall Street:
REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. The event draws an especially senior audience, comprising of over 600 senior decision makers, financiers and professionals in the renewable energy finance field, including senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists and other top transactional professionals. REFF-Wall Street is co-hosted by ACORE and Euromoney Energy Events.
To register for REFF-WS as media, contact: Travis Small at Rasky Baerlein; tsmall@rasky.com

CONTACT: Business Opinion Polling Media Contact: Kevin Haley, ACORE haley@acore.org, (202) 777-7584

Source:American Council on Renewable Energy