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Michael Brower Named To Board Of American Council On Renewable Energy

Washington, D.C. - February 22, 2014 - Michael R. Brower, Senior Federal Policy Director at Mosaic Federal Affairs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, has been named to the board of American Council on Renewable Energy.

Founded in 2001 and now led by retired Admiral Dennis McGinn, ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development.

Brower, a former Naval officer and aviator who flew 43 carrier-based combat sorties during the first Iraqi War, has been with Mosaic since its founding in 2006.

“To be selected for the Board of Directors of the ACORE is a distinct honor and privilege,” Brower said. “I am prepared to join the leadership in the renewable energy community to help steer a course forward for domestic and global renewable energy. Today, ACORE has a clear vision and direction with our 'all-of-the-above' emphasis on renewables as a key strategic component of Defense and National Security, Transportation and Power Generation. I embrace the associated positive environmental, economic and climate advantages such a course offers.”

Brower has been directly engaged in energy policy matters including helping to draft the first-ever Energy Title (IX) in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Infrastructure Act of 2007 and the Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.

Mosaic Federal Affairs, headquartered in Syracuse, represents clients seeking federal and state governmental affairs advice and assistance particularly for matters dealing with project-enabling legislation, energy policy and tax matters and federal and state agency project awards including applied research and development.

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