Last week, ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy) announced their selection of Michael Brower as President and CEO of the organization. Bower had served as interim President and CEO of ACORE since late July and, after a nationwide search, was selected to fill the position permanently.
Brower, a career naval officer, is a long-time advocate of renewable resources and has contributed to environmental legislation since 2002. He sits on the United States Energy Security Council, a body dedicated to reducing the United States’ dependency on oil for transportation fuel. Additionally, Brower has a wealth of experience in renewable product development including biomass, energy crops, wind, and geothermal.
Needless to say, Brower’s experience will lend itself to exciting developments at ACORE. In an interview with Kyle McGuinness that is posted on ACORE’s blog, Brower speaks about his ideas for a new ACORE that will “reach out across national media and new media alike, to expand our brand and educate both policymakers and the public.” The new ACORE has already had success, as, earlier in January, Brower worked with his communications team to address a negative report on the clean-tech industry before it had even aired. ACORE’s response (or presponse, as it were) then helped to shape the conversation surrounding and analyzing the report. With that early success, Brower’s tenure as President and CEO seems to be off to a wonderful start, and we wish him every success.
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