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Debt Ceiling Deal a Start, Bipartisan Clean Energy Permitting Reform Still Needed

Posted by Adam Winer on May 30, 2023

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:

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Harrison Godfrey

Advanced Energy United Responds to Newly Proposed House Bill That Would Scrap Portions of the Inflation Reduction Act

Posted by Adam Winer on Apr 20, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2023 – National business association Advanced Energy United today called on members of Congress to reject efforts to undo portion of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act and instead work together on advancing legislation that will help America transition to electricity and transportation systems powered by 100% clean energy. In response to a newly proposed House of Representatives bill that would scrap portions of the Inflation Reduction Act, Harry Godfrey, Managing Director at Advanced Energy United, released the following statement:

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Topics: Press Releases, Harrison Godfrey

RealClearEnergy Op-ed: Pass Permitting Reform & Recycling Policy to Build America’s Advanced Energy Future

Posted by Harrison Godfrey on Apr 19, 2023

In an op-ed to the RealClear Energy, Harrison Godfrey outlines a proposal to Congress to reform the permitting process and pair it with support for reuse and recycling of advanced energy tech.

Solar and wind are now the most affordable sources of electricity in the U.S., overtaking fossil fuels. Advances in battery storage are bringing electric vehicles (EVs) – already more cost-effective to charge and maintain – into price parity with their petroleum-fueled counterparts.

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Topics: United In The News, Harrison Godfrey

AEE statement on Commerce’s initial solar tariff decision

Posted by Cayli Baker on Dec 2, 2022

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. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Manufacturing, Harrison Godfrey

Utility Dive: What inflation – and the Inflation Reduction Act – mean for the clean energy sector

Posted by Kavya Balaraman on Aug 15, 2022

Utility Dive outlined how the Inflation Reduction Act is expected to impact the clean energy sector, citing AEE's Harry Godfrey on how support for clean energy projects can help curb current inflation rates. Read snippets below and the full article here.

High inflation in the U.S. could make things difficult for the clean energy sector, but the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act could more than make up for those impacts, experts say...

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Topics: Federal Policy, United In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Harrison Godfrey

Virginia AEE celebrates approval of offshore wind project expected to spur thousands of new jobs

Posted by Cayli Baker on Aug 5, 2022

The project is set to be the largest offshore wind farm in America and could cement Virginia as the nation’s leading wind power hub 

RICHMOND, August 5, 2022 — Business association Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded  today’s State Corporation Commission decision greenlighting construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The project is set to be the largest offshore wind farm in North America and follows the landmark 2020 Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), which included specific provisions to encourage the development of offshore wind, helping Virginia’s largest utility go 100% clean by 2045. 

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Topics: Virginia, Press Releases, Harrison Godfrey

Canary Media: Could the Inflation Reduction Act revive solar manufacturing in the US?

Posted by Eric Wesoff on Aug 5, 2022

Canary Media analyzed the IRA's impact on domestic industrial policy for solar power and other clean energy technologies, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey on how solar manufacturing credits will benefit American manufacturing. Read snippets below and the full article here.

If the Democrats’ major climate and tax bill becomes law, the United States might actually end up with an effective industrial policy for the clean energy and electrification sectors.

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Topics: Federal Policy, United In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Harrison Godfrey

Virginia Business: SCC approves Dominion’s $9.8B offshore wind farm

Posted by Courtney Mabeus and Robyn Sidersky on Aug 5, 2022

Virginia Business reported on the SCC's approval of Virginia's offshore wind farm, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey the project's economic impact. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The State Corporation Commission has approved Dominion Energy Inc.’s application for the proposed $9.8 billion Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project (CVOW), which calls for the construction of 176 wind turbines 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

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Topics: Virginia, United In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Harrison Godfrey

Houston Chronicle: Democrats seek to reshape global supply chains for clean energy through spending bill

Posted by James Osborne on Aug 4, 2022

Houston Chronicle discussed clean energy provisions in Senate budget reconciliation, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey on the industrial policy impact. Read snippets below and the full article here.

For more than a decade, the United States has relied on cheap technology from abroad to fuel its shift towards clean energy. Now President Joe Biden and Democrats are looking to bring that practice to an end, as they seek to pass sweeping new climate legislation deterring clean energy developers from using foreign-made technology.

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Topics: Federal Policy, United In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Harrison Godfrey

The Washington Post: How Joe Manchin’s change of heart could revive the U.S. solar industry

Posted by Evan Halper on Jul 30, 2022

The Washington Post analyzed how the new climate package will benefit production of solar technologies, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey on the impact. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The bill, negotiated in part by Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), would deliver billions of dollars in tax and other incentives to U.S. solar manufacturers, equipping them with government support on a scale of those China used to corner the market.

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Topics: Federal Policy, United In The News, Harrison Godfrey