Michael Brower Discusses Renewable Energy Finance Forum

NYC’s Biggest Renewable Energy Event! The Renewable Energy Finance Forum

The Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF-Wall Street) is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S.  Attendees of this event include CEOs and other senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists and other top transactional professionals in renewable energy finance.


The event draws an especially senior audience, comprising of over 600 senior decision makers, financiers and professionals in the renewable energy finance field.

Renewable energy, excluding hydropower

If It Happens Here, You Can Make It Happen Anywhere!

Just as Sinatra’s song says, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere…New York, New York! If you want to network with the best and brightest minds in renewable energy, this is definitely an event you should attend!

The reputation of REFF-Wall Street is built on a solid record of attracting the most senior individuals in financing and investment. Attendees can network with 600+ senior executives and hear from some of the most visionary and experienced experts in the renewable energy field!

• Commercial bankers
• Investment bankers
• Investors and fund managers
• Financial analysts
• Project developers
• Technology manufacturers
• Government and regulatory officials
• Board members and advisors
• Venture capitalists
• Insurance companies
• Renewable energy associations
• Corporate CEOs, CFOs and planners

To learn more, please download this pdf about the Renewable Energy Finance Forum by clicking this link.

Get involved! Join The Conversation On Social Media

Join the chat on Twitter by following @ACORE as well as the hashtag #REFFWS!

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Listen To The Interview:

In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to energy expert, Michael R. Brower, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy about a very exciting event that is coming up in New York City called the Renewable Energy Finance Forum. To listen to the interview, click play on the video below:

Learn About Michael R. Brower

Michael R. Brower was unanimously elected to be the third permanent President and CEO of ACORE by the Board of Directors on December 30, 2013. He had served as ACORE’s Interim President and CEO after Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn was named by President Obama to be the Assistant Secretary to the Navy for Energy, Installations and the Environment in July 2013. A former ACORE Board member, Brower has decades of experience in renewable energy policy, project development, finance and market development. Michael now leads the organization for implementation of the Board of Directors-ratified strategic plan, directing ACORE’s operational policy and practice; as well as, internal and external relations including financial matters and industry-wide coordination, communications and cooperation.

Michael Brower

Michael Brower

An experienced executive leader, Washington/Capitol Hill veteran and renewables advocate with a proven multi-sector senior leadership record, Michael is a thought-leader and diplomatic communicator known for promoting and advancing every aspect of energy literacy. He helped craft the first ever Energy Title (IX) in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and played a direct role shaping biomass definitions and tax components in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. Additionally, Michael was involved in helping enact the Section 1603 Cash Grants In Lieu of Tax Credits language in the American Recovery and Relief Act of 2008, and the inclusion eligibility for biomass and geothermal technologies for Investment Tax Credits in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

He enjoys extensive project development experience with biomass, energy crops, wind, geothermal, distributed generation, district heating and cooling, solar, biomass conversion to liquid fuels projects and across his career has developed significant extramural funding for every manner of renewable energy project, regardless of technology. Most recently, Michael was appointed to the United States Energy Security Council, joining a notable cadre of 32 federal and state executive and legislative electeds, post-cabinet leaders, a Nobel Prize winner and retired military flag officers that includes Alan Greenspan, Governor Linda Lingle, T. Boone Pickens, and Robert “Bud” McFarlane. An accomplished international and national speaker, Brower recently keynoted the China Renewable Energy Conference in Wuxi, China and ACORE’s REFF-West in San Francisco.

In January 2006, Michael helped establish Mosaic Federal Affairs LLC, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the New York law firm Hiscock & Barclay LLP. He is a retired career Naval Officer and Aviator who commanded Sea Strike Squadron Twenty-Two in the first Iraqi War and flew 43 aircraft carrier-based combat sorties during that conflict. He also served in the Secretary of the Navy’s office as Special Assistant for Air Warfare communicating United States Navy legislative policy to the Congress.

After his two decade-plus career in naval service, Michael was a state agency executive director, bank director, farmer, a federal and New York State legislative affairs consultant and Director, Community and Governmental Relations at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

Michael now lives in Washington, DC.

3 thoughts on “Michael Brower Discusses Renewable Energy Finance Forum

  1. First time listener from Scotland I found the topic in this show very interesting renewable non polluting energy is the way to go such as solar, hydro, wind and wave it is time to phase out carbon and nuclear fuel the later is just to volatile

    This radio station sure covers a lot of controversial topics keep up the good work

    Andy B Barker.

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