US American Council on Renewable Energy (Acore) chief Gregory Wetstone is to step down from the top job at the industry advocacy body, it was announced today (Monday).

“It has been a great privilege leading Acore and helping position the renewable industry to deliver the clean energy future that Americans want and scientists demand,” said Wetstone, who held the president and CEO post at Acore for seven years.

“The time has come for me to move on to my next chapter. I know the talented Acore staff will continue to drive progress working alongside the organisation’s stellar board of directors and its engaged and supportive members.”

Acore board chair Kevin Gresham stated: “On behalf of the board, I want to thank Greg for his exceptional leadership of Acore and his many years of service promoting the renewable sector.

“Thanks in no small part to his collaborative leadership and strategic savvy, the renewable sector is today on a great trajectory, and Acore is in a historically strong position to effectively promote and defend the policies, regulations, and financial structures necessary for continued acceleration of clean energy growth.”

Among Wetstone’s notable successes since assuming leadership of the Washington, DC-based organisation in January 2016, the influence Acore had in securing a supportive, long-term clean energy tax platform in the US, along with new mechanisms to facilitate tax credit monetisation as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, enacted last August.

Over his tenure the Acore’s financial standing grew with the organisation’s budget more than tripling.

The search for a successor was launched today, with Wetstone, a long-standing Recharge Thought Leader and occasional columnist, set to stay on in his current role until a new president and CEO is chosen by the Acore board.