NO QUICK FIX: Why ‘Fixed Resource Requirement’ is Not the Best Way for States to Protect their Energy Choices

Posted by Reports on Sep 2, 2020 3:18:00 PM

Publish Date: September 2, 2020

In Sept. 2020, AEE released this background paper describing the Fixed Resource Requirement (FRR) option in regional energy capacity markets that some states are exploring in response to an order by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) they see as undermining their policy commitments to clean energy.

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Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets

AEE Open Letter to Congress and the White House on COVID-19 Impact, Response, and Economic Recovery

Posted by Reports on Mar 26, 2020 3:36:00 PM

Publish Date: March 26, 2020

This open letter, sent to the U.S. Congress and White House on March 26, 2020, summarizes these findings and proposes actions that would let the advanced energy industry accelerate the return to economic growth.

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Topics: Federal Policy

2019 U.S. House Subcommittee Testimony: Building a 100% Clean Economy - Solution for the U.S. Power Sector

Posted by Reports on Oct 30, 2019 10:36:00 AM

Publish Date: October 30, 2019

On Oct. 30, 2019, AEE's General Counsel and Managing Director Jeff Dennis testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee.

His submitted written and oral testimony summarizes the challenges facing advanced energy technologies to compete based on price and performance, and highlights opportunities for lawmakers and regulators to remove market barriers. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets

AEE Amicus Brief on EPA Fuel Efficiency Standards

Posted by Reports on Feb 19, 2019 1:36:00 PM

Publish Date: February 19, 2019

On Feb. 19 2019, Advanced Energy Economy announced it had filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in support of petitions brought by 17 states, the District of Columbia, and others challenging the Environmental Protection Administration’s proposed rollback greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles.

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Topics: Federal Policy, Advanced Transportation

Five Ways Congress Can Improve the U.S. Electric Power System

Posted by Reports on Aug 1, 2018 4:13:00 PM

Publish Date: August 1, 2018

Advanced energy resources are already modernizing our economy and energy system. Today, the industry stands at $200 billion in annual revenue supporting 3.4 million jobs across the United States.

Without counting ethanol revenue, which has been in decline in recent years, the U.S. advanced energy market grew 5% percent in 2016, three times the growth of U.S. GDP. Growth is expected to continue as costs decline rapidly in renewable energy, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, among other technologies.

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Topics: Federal Policy