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New Study: Regional Electric Grid Would Supercharge California’s Economy

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 25, 2023

Joining a Western grid would keep the lights on during extreme weather while creating up to 138,700 jobs and annually reducing energy bills $563 million

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new study shows California would see significant economic benefits from participating in a regional electric grid with neighboring states. Conducted by independent consulting firm Energy Strategies on behalf of business association Advanced Energy United (formerly Advanced Energy Economy), the study found that joining a regional transmission organization (RTO) could generate upwards of $21.7 billion in new annual gross state product for California and up to 138,000 new, permanent, living-wage jobs. 

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Topics: State Policy, California Engagement, 21st Century Electricity System, Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Economic Impact, Amisha Rai, California

Advanced Energy United Congratulates Willie Phillips on Appointment to Acting Chair of FERC

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 3, 2023

Urges expedient nomination of a fifth Commissioner to restore a full complement to FERC

WASHINGTON, January 3, 2023 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy United thanked outgoing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chair Richard Glick for his productive and impactful tenure, congratulated Commissioner Willie Phillips on his appointment as Acting Chair of the Commission, and urged expedient nomination of a fifth Commissioner to restore a full complement to FERC.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Caitlin Marquis, FERC

National business association Advanced Energy Economy rebranding as Advanced Energy United

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 3, 2023

CEO Nat Kreamer says name change reflects the organization’s strength as a unifying force for the entire industry

WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2023 – Today, national business association Advanced Energy Economy, a leading policy voice for the advanced energy sector, rebranded as Advanced Energy United, with plans to expand its advocacy and engagement portfolio on behalf of an industry with a combined market capitalization in excess of $3 trillion.

“At Advanced Energy United we're bringing together the leaders of the clean energy sector to open doors for the technologies needed to create a more affordable, reliable, and cleaner energy future,” said Advanced Energy United CEO Nat Kreamer. “The new name is designed to better reflect our strength as a unifying force for companies that create and support a goal of 100% clean energy and electrified transportation in the U.S.”

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Topics: Press Releases, Nat Kreamer, Heather O'Neill

AEE Applauds Release of New York Climate Action Council’s Final Scoping Plan

Posted by Adam Winer on Dec 19, 2022

Plan establishes a roadmap for the achievement of New York’s aggressive statewide decarbonization goals

ALBANY, NY, December 19, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) congratulated New York State’s Climate Action Council on the release of its final scoping plan to implement the clean energy and decarbonization goals of New York’s 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act).

“New York now has a plan for removing most carbon emissions from the state’s economy, an ambitious and laudable goal that will increase clean energy use, put more New Yorkers to work, and support local economies,” said Angela Kent, Policy Principal at AEE. “With a decarbonization plan in hand, Governor Hochul and state leaders should act swiftly to implement the plan’s recommendations, especially in order to make it easier for clean energy projects to connect to the grid, and create new financial incentives for communities to switch to clean energy.”

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Topics: Press Releases, New York, Angela Kent

Major Indiana employers and cities call on electric utilities to provide renewable energy choices

Posted by Adam Winer on Dec 15, 2022

Letter asks AES and Duke Energy for a new Green Tariff program

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, December 15, 2022 – Today, Indiana Advanced Energy Economy (Indiana AEE) is joined by the cities of Indianapolis and Bloomington, as well as companies Coca-Cola, Walmart, Salesforce, Cummins, Rivian, and Roche, all of which have headquarters or major operations in Indiana, in calling on Indiana’s two largest utilities, Duke Energy and AES, to make it easier to purchase renewable energy in the state.

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Topics: Press Releases, Indiana, Caryl Auslander

AEE celebrates first projects funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand domestic battery manufacturing

Posted by Adam Winer on Oct 19, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2022 – Today, the Department of Energy announced it is awarding $2.8 billion to 20 companies using investments made in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The projects will go towards building and expanding commercial-scale facilities in 12 states to extract and process lithium, graphite, and other battery materials, manufacture components, and demonstrate manufacturing components from recycled materials. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Manufacturing

New report identifies clean energy jobs for workers of all backgrounds that will grow dramatically with the Inflation Reduction Act

Posted by Adam Winer on Oct 13, 2022

Advanced energy industry jobs growing nearly twice as fast as the national average so far this year 

WASHINGTON, DC, October 13, 2022 – National business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) published an analysis of job opportunities in the advanced energy industry – which includes renewables, electrified transportation, and energy-saving technology solutions – and found that advertised positions grew nearly twice as fast as the national average (up 46% versus 27%) during the first eight months of 2022.

The study, produced in partnership with The Burning Glass Institute, a nonprofit labor market analytics center, also identified a wide range of high-growth occupations in the advanced energy industry for people with varying educational and training backgrounds, including a large percentage not requiring a bachelor’s degree. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Advanced Energy Employment, Press Releases

Business association Virginia AEE sets record straight on Clean Economy Act and Governor's new Energy Plan

Posted by Adam Winer on Oct 3, 2022

Plan calls for U-turn away from cleaner, cheaper energy future in Virginia, says business group

RICHMOND, VA, October 3, 2022 – Today, business association Virginia Advanced Energy Economy reviewed the new Energy Plan proposed by the Governor Youngkin Administration, and Kim Jemaine, Director at Virginia AEE, released the following statement:

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, Press Releases, Kim Jemaine

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

Advanced energy industry applauds Senate passage of Inflation Reduction Act, landmark clean energy and industrial policy bill

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 7, 2022

Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act will create middle-class jobs, revitalize American manufacturing, and make our nation more energy independent   

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 7, 2022 – Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national trade association of clean energy buyers and businesses, celebrated Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes $369 billion for clean energy, advanced energy manufacturing, and electrified transportation, and released the following statement on behalf of its CEO, Nat Kreamer 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Nat Kreamer