WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2023 – With Congressional leaders and the White House coming to an agreement in principle over raising the national debt limit, Harrison Godfrey, Managing Director at Advanced Energy United, released the following statement:
Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Harrison Godfrey
As Debt Ceiling Negotiations Continue, Clean Energy Groups Urge Congress to Enact Bipartisan Transmission Permitting Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With permitting reform discussions occurring in Congress this week and debt ceiling negotiations continuing, leading national renewable energy organizations sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging the enactment of bipartisan transmission permitting legislation that builds on the transformational clean energy policies included in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases
National business group calls for utilities to switch to more affordable advanced energy solutions
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2023 – Today, Advanced Energy United, the national association of businesses working to achieve 100% clean energy and electrified transportation in America, expressed support for the new emissions regulations announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding new and existing power plants.
"These new regulations constitute an important step towards building a decarbonized energy grid in the United States, alongside federal legislation and policies in states across the country,” said Heather O’Neill, President and CEO of Advanced Energy United. “Within legal constraints, the Agency has proposed the best system for reducing emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. What the debate around this rule also makes clear is that advanced energy presents the most affordable path to decarbonizing our energy system. At every opportunity, utilities and power providers should be looking to wind, solar, geothermal, energy efficiency, demand flexibility, energy storage and other clean and cost-effective solutions for providing reliable and affordable electricity today and in the years ahead.”
Topics: Federal Policy, EPA GHG Regs, Press Releases, Heather O'Neill
Phoenix Business Journal (Opinion): New State Leaders Should Maximize the Value of Arizona’s Sunshine
Phoenix Business Journal published Shelby Stults’ opinion piece on Governor-elect Katie Hobbs’ unprecedented opportunity to accelerate advanced energy growth in the state. Read snippets below and the full article here.
Katie Hobbs will take office as Governor with an enormous opportunity to lower energy costs and improve the landscape for clean energy businesses in Arizona. Arizona is projected to receive $11 billion for clean energy investments thanks to the federal Inflation Reduction Act and last year’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — and these dollars have the potential to transform Arizona’s economy. The investments will create more than a million new jobs in Arizona and spark a whopping $162 billion in economic impact for the state, a 15-fold return on investment...
Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, United In The News, Manufacturing, Shelby Stults
Colorado Sun (Opinion): The pieces are in place to turn Colorado’s clean energy transition into an economic boom
Colorado lawmakers will return to the Statehouse in January with an enormous opportunity to lower energy costs and improve electricity reliability for Coloradans. Yes, inflation will likely still be high, but so are the opportunities for Republicans and Democrats to work together on the energy issues facing our state.
Topics: Federal Policy, United In The News, Colorado
The Department found imports of certain solar panel components circumvented existing U.S. tariffs on China.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2022 – Today, national business association Advanced Energy Economy reacted to the Department of Commerce’s preliminary determination that Chinese solar companies were circumventing U.S. trade restrictions. The investigation found that a number of Chinese solar companies were dodging existing tariffs by routing products through Southeast Asian nations. President Biden previously extended a 24-month pause on new solar tariffs, which is expected to forestall the immediate impacts of this determination on the solar industry.
Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Manufacturing, Harrison Godfrey
With Arizona’s votes finally tallied this week, Republicans won all but one of the 15 utility commissioner contests in this month’s midterm elections, securing the GOP’s control over critical energy decisions in nine states.
Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Regulatory, United In The News, Leah Rubin Shen
Detroit News published Michael Weiss and Laura Sherman's opinion piece on how Gov. Whitmer has a once-in-a-generation chance to revolutionize the state’s energy and automobile sector. Read snippets below and the full article here.
With the reelection of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan has a once-in-a-generation chance to revolutionize the state’s energy and automobile sector. Whitmer should use her second term to maximize federal funding and incentives from the Inflation Reduction Acts and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to reduce energy costs for Michigan residents and fulfill the goals of the MI Healthy Climate Plan.
Topics: Federal Policy, United In The News, Manufacturing, Michael Weiss
Bloomberg detailed how the midterm election results could push climate issues to the states, quoting J.R. Tolbert on the role utilities and state regulators play in the energy transition. Read snippets below and the full article here.
In former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden, the US had a climate-change denier followed immediately by the greenest White House yet. Many states responded to the Washington whiplash with moves of their own. Under Trump, more than a dozen adopted ambitious decarbonization targets, while, under Biden, others have put anti-green laws on the books.
Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, United In The News, JR Tolbert
AEE celebrates first projects funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand domestic battery manufacturing
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.
Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Manufacturing