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Clean energy business group applauds creation of new Arizona Office of Resiliency

Posted by Calista Thompson on Feb 23, 2023

The new state office will  handle energy, water and land issues and steer policy for the state at a time of unprecedented opportunity.

 PHOENIX, Feburary 23, 2023 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy United (formerly Advanced Energy Economy) applauded Governor Katie Hobbs for creating an Office of Resiliency to handle energy, water, and land issues for the state and congratulated Maren Mahoney, who has been named its director.

“Arizona has been one of the only states in the nation without an office dedicated to managing energy issues since the former state energy office was disbanded in 2015,” said Michael Barrio, Policy Principal at Advanced Energy United. “At a time when unprecedented funding for advanced energy, transportation, and manufacturing is available from the federal government, it’s critical that Arizona have an office dedicated to steering energy policy for the state. We are thrilled to see an experienced and knowledgeable team appointed to run this office, and Advanced Energy United looks forward to working with them to advance Arizona’s energy priorities.” 

About Advanced Energy United (formerly Advanced Energy Economy)

Advanced Energy United educates, engages, and advocates for policies that allow our member companies to compete to repower our economy with 100% clean energy. We work with decision makers at every level of government as well as regulators of energy markets to achieve this goal. The businesses we represent are lowering consumer costs, creating millions of new jobs, and providing the full range of clean, efficient, and reliable energy and transportation solutions. Today, these businesses have a combined market capitalization in excess of $3 trillion. Together, we are united in our mission to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States. Advanced Energy United is also online @AdvEnergyUnited.

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