Thursday, December 1, 2011
ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Conference
December 6-7, in Washington, D.C.
Phase II National Policy Conference: “Renewable Energy in America - Creating Security and Prosperity”
This year’s renewable energy National Policy Forum takes place at a critical juncture. Our nation’s economy teeters on the balance after the super committee failed to produce a viable deficit reduction plan forcing Congress to decide whether to accept automatic spending cuts or find a more deliberate approach to shrink the massive budget deficit. Discussions are taking place to sort out next steps, such as tax reform legislation, as well as extension of the important 1603 cash grant in lieu of tax credits and the PTC, both set expire at the end of 2011 and 2012 respectively. The Phase II National Policy Forum will define the next steps for the future of renewable energy policy: Will Congress follow through on sequestration and what does it mean for our sector? Will renewable energy face extension, expiration or premature elimination of government incentives? Why should and how can Congress best support renewable energy development in this age of fiscal austerity?
The U.S. renewable energy market is accelerating, fostering much needed investment and jobs. The Department of Defense is investing heavily in renewable energy while regulatory policies are opening new market opportunities in the utility and transportation sectors. Join renewable energy leaders from Capitol Hill and across the country in the U.S. House of Representatives Cannon Caucus Room as they assess the volatile state of renewable energy policy today and lay out a best case policy framework for 2012 and beyond.
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