The American Council On Renewable Energy's (ACORE) board of directors has unanimously selected Gregory Wetstone to become the organization's president and CEO, effective Jan. 1.
Most recently, Wetstone oversaw government affairs as vice president for Terra-Gen Power LLC, a renewable energy company with utility-scale wind, solar and geothermal energy facilities.
Prior to his six-year term with Terra-Gen, he served as senior director for government and public affairs at the American Wind Energy Association and as director of programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he founded the legislative program. Earlier in his career, Wetstone was senior counsel to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and played a role in crafting the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, says ACORE.
‘It is increasingly clear that our energy policies will be the subject of intense national debate in coming years," he says. "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."