Recorded on December 6, 2022The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes nearly $370 billion in federal incentives – an historic sum to accelerate the deployment of clean energy, electrify transportation, and make homes and buildings more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels. Whether it succeeds, however, depends on what happens at the state level.
Recorded on October 5, 2022
Between winter storms and summertime heat, the Texas power grid has been under stress. Distributed energy resources (DERs) – rooftop solar and energy-storing batteries, smart home appliances, electric vehicles, microgrids, energy efficiency measures – can help Texas respond to emergencies like natural disasters.
Recorded on September 27, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has been hailed as not only the most expansive piece of climate legislation ever to pass the U.S. Congress, but also a landmark piece of industrial policy. With unprecedented direct investments in advanced energy manufacturing, and incentives to spur demand for U.S.-made EVs, solar panels, batteries, and more, the Act is designed to revitalize American industry. But will it?
Recorded on August 16, 2022
The clean energy transition is dramatically shifting the electric generation technologies used to meet demand and reliably operate the grid. Rapid cost declines in advanced energy technologies like wind, solar, and energy storage make them increasingly competitive choices for new generation additions, especially as fuel costs for traditional resources go up. While there has been considerable attention devoted to determining the reliability value of wind, solar, and energy storage, the methods used to evaluate the resource adequacy, or capacity value, of conventional thermal generating resources have not been formally reexamined or updated in decades.
Recorded on August 4, 2022
On July 27, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proposing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the ‘IRA’), setting #EnergyTwitter aflutter with newfound optimism for accelerating the growth of clean energy—and so many questions! AEE was in on the Act, with a focus on the domestic manufacturing, tax incentives, and key provisions included in this far-reaching budget reconciliation package, which includes $369 billion for climate, advanced energy, and transportation. In this ‘Ask Us Anything' webinar, recorded live on August 4, 2022, a team of leading policy experts field questions about what the IRA means for the advanced energy industry.