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TechCrunch: New York follows California mandating zero-emissions vehicles by 2035

Posted by Rebecca Bellan on Sep 29, 2022

TechCrunch detailed New York's announcement to transition 100% of all new vehicle sales to zero emission, quoting AEE's Leah Meredith on the economic and industry gains to come. Read snippets below and the full article here. 

All new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in New York state must be zero emissions by 2035, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Electric Vehicles, Leah Meredith

AEE, Rivian applaud New York plans to adopt new clean car regulation

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 29, 2022

Standard will ensure 100% of new cars sold in state will be zero-emission or plug-in hybrid by 2035 

ALBANY, NY, September 29, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), and electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian, commended Governor Kathy Hochul for committing New York to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) rule. Building upon the original 2012 ACC program, ACC II establishes a year-by-year roadmap to ensure 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in New York will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by 2035.

“Adopting this program sends a loud and clear message to carmakers that New Yorkers want electric vehicles,” said Leah Meredith, Principal at AEE. “With electric vehicles in high demand but currently in short supply, carmakers are prioritizing the states that speak up, and the Governor’s announcement helps ensure that New Yorkers will have the full range of electric vehicle models to choose from. And by increasing the number of new electric vehicles in New York, this program will also quicken the development of a robust market for used electric vehicles.”

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Topics: State Policy, Regulatory, Advanced Transportation, Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Leah Meredith

Study shows regional electric grid would energize Nevada’s economy

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 28, 2022

Joining a Western RTO could create up to 21,000 jobs and save Nevadans millions in energy cost.

CARSON CITY, September 28, 2022 — A new analysis shows Nevada would see significant economic benefits from joining a regional electric grid with neighboring states. The study, conducted by independent consulting firm Energy Strategies on behalf of business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), found that joining a regional transmission organization (RTO) could generate upwards of $2 billion in new Gross State Product (GSP) for Nevada and upwards of 20,000 permanent, living-wage jobs across diverse sectors of the economy.

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Topics: 21st Century Electricity System, Press Releases, Sarah Steinberg

Concord Monitor: Towns, schools can get get a ‘tax break’ for solar panels even though they don’t pay taxes

Posted by David Brooks on Sep 21, 2022

Concord Monitor detailed how towns and schools can make the most of benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act, quoting AEE's Tom Lewis on clean energy tax credits that can help. Read snippets below and the full article here

Towns, schools and non-profits should find it even easier to cut their power bill by putting up solar panels or installing batteries, thanks to a dry-sounding provision deep within the complexity of the huge Inflation Reduction Act.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure

Grid: Could Russia’s invasion of Ukraine make it more expensive to keep the lights on in New England this winter?

Posted by Matthew Zeitlin on Sep 19, 2022

Grid outlined New England's squeeze between a fossil-fuel-reliant present and renewable-energy future, quoting AEE's Caitlin Marquis on ISO-NE’s challenge to get enough natural gas during the winter months. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Like much of Europe, New England is transforming its electric grid, retiring coal, oil and nuclear plants, leaving it largely dependent on natural gas to keep the lights on and power its homes.

And, like much of Europe, New England could be on track for an expensive winter.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Caitlin Marquis

Clean energy jobs bounce back from pandemic dip, poised to soar with new federal investments

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 6, 2022

The advanced energy industry employed 3.4 million workers at the end of 2021, and workforce growth outpaced overall U.S. job growth

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy released its annual U.S. advanced energy employment fact sheet highlighting job trends across the industry. Outpacing overall U.S. job growth, the advanced energy workforce took a strong upturn in 2021, employing 3.4 million workers at the end of 2021 and bouncing back from COVID-19 disruptions. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Nat Kreamer

Business Insider: The electric-truck game just got a huge boost from Biden's climate law, and players in these 3 white-hot markets are poised to cash in

Posted by Alexa St. John on Sep 1, 2022

Business Insider outlined how the electric vehicle space can cash in on the Inflation Reduction Act, quoting AEE's Ryan Gallentine on the tax credits and manufacturing incentives that will help the industry. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Consumer-focused electric-car startups might get pummeled by the Inflation Reduction Act's climate-focused electric-vehicle stipulations, but the commercial-truck space is looking at a huge boost.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

Business Insider: The electric-truck game just got a huge boost from Biden's climate law, and players in these 3 white-hot markets are poised to cash in

Posted by Alexa St. John on Sep 1, 2022

Business Insider outlined how the commercial electric vehicle space is poised to cash in on the Inflation Reduction Act, quoting AEE's Ryan Gallentine on how tax credits and manufacturing incentives will help the industry. Read snippets below and the full article here

Consumer-focused electric-car startups might get pummeled by the Inflation Reduction Act's climate-focused electric-vehicle stipulations, but the commercial-truck space is looking at a huge boost.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Ryan Gallentine

Boston Globe Rhode Island (op-ed): Will Rhode Island choose to secure our own renewable energy future?


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The Boston Globe Rhode Island featured Laura Bartsch's co-authored editorial on how Rhode Island can secure its renewable energy future. 
 
The federal government pledges great support for those who invest in energy and climate solutions. Rhode Island can realize that benefit or leave it to others; it is up to us.
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Topics: AEE In The News

Clean energy business group celebrates passage of California’s budget and climate deal

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 1, 2022

Multibillion-dollar budget investments set to help California deliver on new 2045 carbon-neutrality law, among other clean energy targets  

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Topics: State Policy, California Engagement, Press Releases, Emilie Olson