Jan 13, 2014

ACORE Appoints New President, CEO

Brower has been an ACORE member since 2002

American Council on Renewable Energy Michael Brower ACORE

The board of directors of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that Michael R. Brower has been appointed the new president and CEO of the organization. Brower served as the interim president and CEO since July 29, 2013.

“Michael Brower brings both a deep understanding of the issues facing renewable energy and first-hand knowledge of ACORE itself,” said ACORE board co-chair, Dan Reicher. “During his recent tenure, he has lead a thorough review of the organization and in-depth goal-setting process for staff. He is the right person to lead ACORE’s successful programs and build strong collaborations with other key players, at a moment of great opportunity--and challenge--for the renewable energy industry.”

Brower has been an ACORE member since 2002, a member of the board of directors, and is a long time Leadership Council member. Until last week, he served as senior federal policy director at Mosaic Federal Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hiscock and Barclay LLP, a New York law firm.

Throughout his renewable energy legislative and project advocacy career, Brower has been directly engaged in a wide-variety of biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, hydropower, liquid transportation fuels and anaerobic bio-digestion and biogas projects in the defense, power generation and transportation sectors, including work in development, funding and finance and operational deployments. He helped draft the first ever Farm Bill Energy Title and many of the renewable energy components of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the Energy Infrastructure and Security Act of 2007.

“The trust and confidence that the ACORE board of directors unanimously vested in me as President and CEO of ACORE is a singular and distinct honor,” said Brower. “To the board, and to the membership that brands ACORE, I will work hard every day to carry out the organization’s mission to provide a common educational platform for a wide range of interests in the renewable energy community focusing on technology, finance, policy, and market development. I look forward to helping drive strong partnerships to communicate the economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy. It will be a privilege to work with the ACORE membership, Board, staff, and key thought leaders across the industry.