Saving Taxpayer Money on Florida’s Vehicle Fleet: Total Cost of Ownership Survey and Savings

Posted by Reports on Mar 20, 2023 1:53:02 PM

Publish Date: March 20, 2023

State vehicle procurement often relies on a pure up-front cost assessment. Recently, states have started to look at ways to holistically assess up-front cost, fuel, and maintenance when procuring fleet vehicles. A total cost of ownership approach is a straightforward, fiscally responsible way to ensure that state fleets are affordable, modern, and maximize state dollars. A new report from national business association Advanced Energy United found the state of Florida could save almost $280 million by considering the total cost of ownership in vehicle procurement decisions, compared to the current practice of only considering purchase price. The report, a joint effort between Advanced Energy United and the Electrification Coalition with support from Atlas Public Policy, highlights the lower lifetime maintenance costs that ultimately make an electric fleet significantly more affordable for the state.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation, Florida

Assessment of Clean Energy Alternatives to New Natural Gas Resources: Duke Energy Indiana Combined Cycle Project

Posted by Reports on Feb 14, 2023 10:30:47 AM

Publish Date: February 14, 2023

In 2021, Duke Energy Indiana proposed to build a 1,221 MW gas-fired Combined Cycle (CC) plant to begin operation in 2027. Since these plans were announced, the U.S. Federal Government has passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA”) to dramatically reduce the cost of clean energy resources, natural gas prices have spiked, and MISO has modified its capacity accreditation process. These changes justify a reassessment of Duke Energy’s plan and consideration of alternatives to the CC.

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Topics: State Policy, Indiana

Unleashing America's Advanced Energy Future: Federal Resources to Combat Inflation, Create Jobs, and Achieve Energy Independence

Posted by Reports on Nov 15, 2022 4:47:12 PM

Publish Date: November 15, 2022

State decision makers, from Governors and their administrations to utility regulators and lawmakers, are working to address the economic headwinds facing families and businesses – combating inflation, creating jobs, and building an American energy future that’s more affordable, reliable, clean, and independent. With deep roots in their states and communities, these leaders are working to make sure the benefits of this transition – from new jobs and investment to cleaner air and more affordable electricity – flow to those who need them most.  The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) contain a wealth of resources, programs, and incentives to support all this work. 

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Economic Impact

Job Opportunities in Advanced Energy: High-Growth Occupations for Workers of All Backgrounds

Posted by Reports on Oct 11, 2022 10:55:51 AM

Publish Date: October 11, 2022

AEE partnered with the Burning Glass Institute, a nonprofit labor market analytics center, to research jobs in demand by advanced energy employers as manifested in online job postings and applying that analysis to the distribution of new advanced energy jobs on a granular basis, identifying the top job opportunities for those with and without college degrees, what those positions require in terms of education, training, and experience, and the salaries those positions provide.

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Topics: Advanced Energy Employment, Economic Impact

Unlocking the Energy Transition: Federal Action and State Opportunities

Posted by Reports on Oct 7, 2022 7:55:00 AM

Publish Date: October 7, 2022

With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), funds are available to state, local, and tribal governments; electric utilities; businesses; schools; nonprofit organizations; households; and other entities for a variety of advanced energy infrastructure projects.

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Economic Impact