Making the Most of the Federal Home Energy Rebates

Posted by Reports on Sep 21, 2023 12:01:00 AM

Advanced Energy United & Rewiring America’s Guide to Lowering Energy Bills, Increasing Comfort, and Transforming Markets through Smart Program Design.

Publish Date: September 21, 2023

Among its numerous provisions and incentives, the Inflation Reduction Act created two programs to help finance residential energy efficiency and electrification: the Home Efficiency Rebate and Home Electrification & Appliance Rebate Programs. With $8.6 billion in funds, to be allocated across all 50 states and tribes, these programs represent some of the most ambitious efforts to help American families reduce their electric bills and electrify their homes. The programs also represent an opportunity for states and industry to catalyze a broader market for distributed energy resources. 

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy

America's Electric Grid Reliability Fact Sheets

Posted by Reports on Aug 16, 2023 4:01:59 PM

Publish Date: August 16, 2023

Across the nation, fossil fuels are failing to keep the power on during extreme weather events, showing time and again that they are unreliable when we need power the most.  

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Topics: State Policy, Texas, California

Assessment of Clean Energy Alternatives to New Natural Gas Resources: Part 2

Posted by Reports on May 2, 2023 2:22:00 PM

Publish Date: May 2, 2023

In 2020 and 2021, three of Indiana’s investor-owned utilities, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (“NIPSCO”), Indiana Michigan Power Company (“I&M”), and CenterPoint Energy Indiana (“CenterPoint”), proposed to build new natural gas-fired combustion turbine (“CT”) plants in their Integrated Resource Plans.

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Topics: State Policy, Indiana

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

Posted by Reports on Apr 24, 2023 4:13:55 PM

Publish Date: April 24, 2023

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, Michigan

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