Renewable energy group picks new leader

Source: Kevin Bogardus, E&E reporter • Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The American Council On Renewable Energy has a new leader.

ACORE announced yesterday that its board of directors selected Gregory Wetstone as its next president and CEO, starting Jan. 1 next year.

Wetstone comes to ACORE from Terra-Gen Power LLC, a renewable energy company, where he was vice president of government affairs. He has also worked at the American Wind Energy Association and the Natural Resources Defense Council, as well as serving as senior counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

ACORE is a nonprofit group that includes renewable energy companies among its members and looks to promote the growth of the renewable energy sector.

Dan Reicher, chairman of ACORE’s board of directors and executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, said the group was “thrilled” to have Wetstone join.

“Over the breadth of his career, Greg has been successful in government, private sector and non-profit positions, demonstrating strong leadership, a talent for consensus-building, and a proven ability to advance key national policies at the highest level. We are thrilled to have him on board,” Reicher said in a statement.

“I am honored by the Board’s confidence and enthusiastic about leading ACORE at such an important time,” Wetstone said in a statement. “I believe that ACORE, as a common voice for the large and diverse collection of businesses in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors, has a critically important role to play as we look to move the nation towards a lower carbon economy.”