A new coalition called Transmission Possible launched Jan. 25 to support local, state and federal efforts to expand transmission, while a recent paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) put some numbers on an issue that has often complicated those efforts.
Advanced Energy United reacts to ERP decision, highlights the benefits of clean energy and the opportunity for continued transformation of the electric grid
DENVER, CO— The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted to move forward with an amended version of Xcel’s Phase II of their 2021 Electric Resource Plan (ERP). While the newly approved ERP invests less in new renewable energy sources than was initially proposed by the utility, and commits to new gas generation, it continues steady progress toward a zero-carbon grid and makes important reforms for the future.
‘Transmission Possible’ Campaign Launched to Push for Expansion and Upgrades to National Transmission Infrastructure
New campaign will educate state leaders across the country, and support state policies
WASHINGTON, DC — Today a coalition of business leaders, clean energy advocates, and environmental organizations launched “Transmission Possible,” a new campaign to build support at the local, state, and federal levels for upgrading America’s energy transmission infrastructure. Transmission Possible is led by the industry association Advanced Energy United and includes the American Council on Renewable Energy, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, the National Wildlife Federation, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, and the Northeast Clean Energy Council.
NJ Board of Public Utilities Announces Offshore Wind Solicitation Awards Totaling 3,742 Megawatts
TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today granted two offshore wind solicitation awards, totaling 3,742 MW of capacity, enough to power 1.8 million homes when fully operational. The BPU announced awards for the Leading Light Wind project from Invenergy and energyRe, and the Attentive Energy II project from TotalEnergies and Corio Generation. Today’s awards were granted as part of New Jersey’s Third Solicitation for Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (OREC).
Michigan’s clean energy law will create jobs, support local communities for generations
LANSING, Mich. – A proposed ballot initiative to repeal how clean energy is sited in Michigan communities would harm job creation, farm income, protections for workers and critical revenue for local governments, the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and Advanced Energy United said today as the Board of State Canvassers met on the matter.
Maintaining clean energy investments will help meet state policy goals, support in-state jobs
SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced this year’s state budget, reflecting the state’s fiscal challenges. Despite reductions, the new budget preserves much of the critical funding for clean energy and transportation investments. Maintaining strong funding commitments in zero-emission vehicles and clean energy, water, and transportation infrastructure is crucial to help communities switch to less-polluting technologies, support in-state jobs, and better position the state to meet its clean energy goals.
The U.S. clean energy transition is expected to accelerate this year, buoyed by recent policy and other actions, but transmission and financing are among its challenges. The following is a snapshot of some of the major developments and trends expected in nine critical areas of the energy transition this year...
Clean Energy Initiatives Outlined in NY State of the State are Key to Reaching the State’s Energy Goals
Transmission development and ensuring an affordable transition away from natural gasare among the priorities outlined in newplan
ALBANY, NY – Advanced Energy United today highlighted several key proposals within New York Governor Kathy Hochul's State of the State plan—including the end of ratepayer subsidies to expand the state's natural gas system (the “100-foot rule”) and plans to improve the state’s transmission systems—as being key steps to accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels and promoting the swift deployment of renewable energy and heating solutions.
Clean energy companies and trade groups proposed a series of amendments to ISO-NE’s proposed Order 2023 compliance at the NEPOOL Transmission Committee meeting Jan. 4, as the RTO and its stakeholders scramble to reach a consensus prior to the scheduled TC vote in February.