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Clean energy businesses call on Virginia General Assembly to stay the course on building a reliable, affordable and clean energy future for the Commonwealth

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 28, 2022

The message to Senators and Delegates: The advanced energy industry already employs over 93,000 people across Virginia, and the General Assembly’s new policies, including the VCEA, RGGI and Clean Cars standards, set the Commonwealth up for continued job growth

RICHMOND, January 28, 2022 — In an open letter to the members of the Virginia General Assembly, business leaders from across the advanced energy industry are calling on state Senators and Delegates to stay the course on creating a clean energy future for the Commonwealth. The call to action was organized by Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (Virginia AEE), in partnership with its affiliate organization Advanced Energy Works, which published the open letter online and in a full page ad in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Friday.  

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, Press Releases, Harrison Godfrey

Arizona regulators reject fully vetted clean energy rules

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 26, 2022

After more than three years of stakeholder engagement, ACC turns its back on affordable pathway to 100% advanced energy resources.

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Topics: State Policy, Regulatory, Press Releases, Arizona

Phoenix Business Journal: In surprise vote, Arizona Corporation Commission rejects clean energy rules

Posted by Andy Blye on Jan 26, 2022

Phoenix Business Journal detailed Arizona regulators rejection of the 100% clean energy rules package, quoting AEE's Shelby Stults on the missed opportunity. Read snippets below and the full article here.

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Topics: United In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

The Nevada Independent: Nevada is taking steps toward a Western electric grid. What will it look like?

Posted by Daniel Rothberg on Jan 20, 2022

The Nevada Independent detailed steps toward a Western electric grid, quoting AEE's Sarah Steinberg on the benefits of a regional market. Read snippets below and the full article here

The end goal is clear: A more efficient and organized regional electric grid.

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Topics: United In The News, Sarah Steinberg, Western RTO

State regulator leadership will be critical to successful implementation of FERC Order 2222, and a new report from AEE + GridLab Consortium provides guidance

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 20, 2022

New tools and review processes will be needed to optimize distributed energy resources (DERs) for the electric grid of the future. 

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2022 – National business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and GridLab, a non-profit mission-driven electric grid consultancy group, organized an unprecedented coalition of energy utility companies, advanced energy companies, and large-scale energy buyers to publish a new report aimed at addressing key issues needed for successful implementation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 2222. The new report is designed to act as a framework for state regulators to navigate key issues as utilities look to improve integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) into wholesale markets in the coming years. 

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Topics: Utility, Wholesale Markets, Press Releases

NPR: Biden's climate agenda is stalled in Congress. In Hawaii, one key part is going ahead

Posted by Julia Simon on Jan 15, 2022

NPR discussed utility models with AEE's Hannah Polikov. Read snippets below and listen to the full segment here.

On the island of Maui, up a dirt road past some very productive mango trees, there's a solar plant with a view of the Pacific...

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Topics: Utility, United In The News

Utility Dive: SOO Green transmission project faces PJM obstacles: Are grid operators hindering the energy transition?

Posted by Ethan Howland on Jan 13, 2022

Utility Dive detailed barriers to green transmission project, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis incorporating advanced energy technologies into wholesale markets. Read snippets below and the full article here

The $2.5 billion SOO Green transmission project ticks many boxes for being an ideal proposal to help advance the energy transition, a key Biden administration priority.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, United In The News, Jeff Dennis

California Governor doubles down on clean energy investments

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 10, 2022

Newsom’s proposed budget promises historic investments in clean transportation and clean energy, boosting the state’s efforts to get to a 100% clean energy and transportation system. 

SACRAMENTO, January 10, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended Governor Newsom for proposing over $6 billion in clean transportation and $2 billion in clean energy investments in today’s budget release. An investment of this scale will encourage additional zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) and advanced energy development in the state and put dollars to work in local communities to create new jobs and opportunities.  

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Topics: California Engagement, Press Releases

S&P Global: Newsom pitches $8B to accelerate Calif. clean energy, transportation

Posted by Garrett Hering on Jan 10, 2022

S&P Global quoted AEE's Amisha Rai on Governor Newsom's $8 billion proposal for new investments in clean energy and transportation. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 10 pitched more than $8 billion in new investments into clean energy and transportation as part of California's budget, citing the need to decarbonize the Golden State's economy and keep climate change in check while developing new business opportunities.

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Topics: State Policy, California Engagement, United In The News, Amisha Rai

School Bus Fleet: New York Governor Calls for Zero-Emission Bus Purchases by 2027

Posted by SBF Staff on Jan 5, 2022

School Bus Fleet detailed AEE's support for electric school bus deployment in New York. Read snippets below and the full article here.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has earned the praise of electric vehicle advocates with her call this week to achieve all-electric school buses in the Empire State by 2035.

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Topics: United In The News, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

New York Governor green lights electric school buses

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 5, 2022

AEE applauds Gov. Hochul’s commitment in her State of the State address and stresses the need for robust, immediate, and equitable state incentives to help school districts cover upfront infrastructure costs and further accelerate progress toward New York’s clean energy goals.

ALBANY, January 5, 2022 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended New York Governor Hochul’s bold commitment to accelerate electric school bus deployment in this afternoon’s State of the State address. AEE has been a leading voice among a coalition of groups calling on New York to further invest in electric school buses, which would not only generate long-term savings for school districts, but also improve air quality for students, and help the state meet its clean transportation goals.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation, Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

Politico: A Georgia solar factory shows the promise — and peril — of Biden's new industrial policy

Posted by Gavin Bade on Jan 2, 2022

Politico Pro outlined the manufacturing implications of Washington's latest energy plans, citing AEE's Nat Kreamer on domestic manufacturing growth. Read snippets below and the full article here

DALTON, Ga. — Tucked in the back of a nondescript industrial park in north Georgia, a factory sits as a symbol of what the Biden administration hopes will come from America’s new, bipartisan experiment with industrial policy.

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Topics: Federal Policy, PowerSuite in the News