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State regulator leadership will be critical to successful implementation of FERC Order 2222, and a new report from AEE + GridLab Consortium provides guidance

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 20, 2022

New tools and review processes will be needed to optimize distributed energy resources (DERs) for the electric grid of the future. 

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2022 – National business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and GridLab, a non-profit mission-driven electric grid consultancy group, organized an unprecedented coalition of energy utility companies, advanced energy companies, and large-scale energy buyers to publish a new report aimed at addressing key issues needed for successful implementation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 2222. The new report is designed to act as a framework for state regulators to navigate key issues as utilities look to improve integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) into wholesale markets in the coming years. 

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Topics: Utility, Wholesale Markets, Press Releases

NPR: Biden's climate agenda is stalled in Congress. In Hawaii, one key part is going ahead

Posted by Julia Simon on Jan 15, 2022

NPR discussed utility models with AEE's Hannah Polikov. Read snippets below and listen to the full segment here.

On the island of Maui, up a dirt road past some very productive mango trees, there's a solar plant with a view of the Pacific...

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Topics: Utility, AEE In The News, Hannah Polikov

Utility Dive: SOO Green transmission project faces PJM obstacles: Are grid operators hindering the energy transition?

Posted by Ethan Howland on Jan 13, 2022

Utility Dive detailed barriers to green transmission project, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis incorporating advanced energy technologies into wholesale markets. Read snippets below and the full article here

The $2.5 billion SOO Green transmission project ticks many boxes for being an ideal proposal to help advance the energy transition, a key Biden administration priority.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News, Jeff Dennis

California Governor doubles down on clean energy investments

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 10, 2022

Newsom’s proposed budget promises historic investments in clean transportation and clean energy, boosting the state’s efforts to get to a 100% clean energy and transportation system. 

SACRAMENTO, January 10, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended Governor Newsom for proposing over $6 billion in clean transportation and $2 billion in clean energy investments in today’s budget release. An investment of this scale will encourage additional zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) and advanced energy development in the state and put dollars to work in local communities to create new jobs and opportunities.  

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Topics: California Engagement, Press Releases

S&P Global: Newsom pitches $8B to accelerate Calif. clean energy, transportation

Posted by Garrett Hering on Jan 10, 2022

S&P Global quoted AEE's Amisha Rai on Governor Newsom's $8 billion proposal for new investments in clean energy and transportation. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 10 pitched more than $8 billion in new investments into clean energy and transportation as part of California's budget, citing the need to decarbonize the Golden State's economy and keep climate change in check while developing new business opportunities.

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Topics: State Policy, California Engagement, AEE In The News, Amisha Rai

School Bus Fleet: New York Governor Calls for Zero-Emission Bus Purchases by 2027

Posted by SBF Staff on Jan 5, 2022

School Bus Fleet detailed AEE's support for electric school bus deployment in New York. Read snippets below and the full article here.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has earned the praise of electric vehicle advocates with her call this week to achieve all-electric school buses in the Empire State by 2035.

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Topics: AEE In The News, electric vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

New York Governor green lights electric school buses

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 5, 2022

AEE applauds Gov. Hochul’s commitment in her State of the State address and stresses the need for robust, immediate, and equitable state incentives to help school districts cover upfront infrastructure costs and further accelerate progress toward New York’s clean energy goals.

ALBANY, January 5, 2022 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended New York Governor Hochul’s bold commitment to accelerate electric school bus deployment in this afternoon’s State of the State address. AEE has been a leading voice among a coalition of groups calling on New York to further invest in electric school buses, which would not only generate long-term savings for school districts, but also improve air quality for students, and help the state meet its clean transportation goals.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation, Press Releases, electric vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

Politico: A Georgia solar factory shows the promise — and peril — of Biden's new industrial policy

Posted by Gavin Bade on Jan 2, 2022

Politico Pro outlined the manufacturing implications of Washington's latest energy plans, citing AEE's Nat Kreamer on domestic manufacturing growth. Read snippets below and the full article here

DALTON, Ga. — Tucked in the back of a nondescript industrial park in north Georgia, a factory sits as a symbol of what the Biden administration hopes will come from America’s new, bipartisan experiment with industrial policy.

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Topics: Federal Policy, PowerSuite in the News

Advanced Energy Industry Calls on Congress to Build Back Better in 2022

Posted by Adam Winer on Dec 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, December 21, 2021 – National business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) continues to advocate in favor of the federal budget reconciliation legislation commonly known as the Build Back Better Act, and today released the following statement on behalf of its federal policy director Leah Rubin Shen: 

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Topics: News Update, Federal Policy, Press Releases, Leah Rubin Shen

The Verge: After Build Back Better, here’s how the US can still clean up its power grid

Posted by Justine Calma on Dec 21, 2021

The Verge outlined how Congress can clean up the power grid, citing AEE's Leah Rubin Shen on popular provisions of the Build Back Better Act. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The future of America’s electricity grid hangs in the balance as Democrats try to salvage their giant environmental and social spending bill. After West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin imperiled Democrats’ Build Back Better bill — which would have transformed the grid and helped stave off catastrophic climate change — environmental advocates are figuring out a plan B.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Leah Rubin Shen