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Clean energy jobs bounce back from pandemic dip, poised to soar with new federal investments

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 6, 2022

The advanced energy industry employed 3.4 million workers at the end of 2021, and workforce growth outpaced overall U.S. job growth

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy released its annual U.S. advanced energy employment fact sheet highlighting job trends across the industry. Outpacing overall U.S. job growth, the advanced energy workforce took a strong upturn in 2021, employing 3.4 million workers at the end of 2021 and bouncing back from COVID-19 disruptions. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Nat Kreamer

Business Insider: The electric-truck game just got a huge boost from Biden's climate law, and players in these 3 white-hot markets are poised to cash in

Posted by Alexa St. John on Sep 1, 2022

Business Insider outlined how the electric vehicle space can cash in on the Inflation Reduction Act, quoting AEE's Ryan Gallentine on the tax credits and manufacturing incentives that will help the industry. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Consumer-focused electric-car startups might get pummeled by the Inflation Reduction Act's climate-focused electric-vehicle stipulations, but the commercial-truck space is looking at a huge boost.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

Business Insider: The electric-truck game just got a huge boost from Biden's climate law, and players in these 3 white-hot markets are poised to cash in

Posted by Alexa St. John on Sep 1, 2022

Business Insider outlined how the commercial electric vehicle space is poised to cash in on the Inflation Reduction Act, quoting AEE's Ryan Gallentine on how tax credits and manufacturing incentives will help the industry. Read snippets below and the full article here

Consumer-focused electric-car startups might get pummeled by the Inflation Reduction Act's climate-focused electric-vehicle stipulations, but the commercial-truck space is looking at a huge boost.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Ryan Gallentine

Boston Globe Rhode Island (op-ed): Will Rhode Island choose to secure our own renewable energy future?


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The Boston Globe Rhode Island featured Laura Bartsch's co-authored editorial on how Rhode Island can secure its renewable energy future. 
 
The federal government pledges great support for those who invest in energy and climate solutions. Rhode Island can realize that benefit or leave it to others; it is up to us.
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Topics: AEE In The News

Clean energy business group celebrates passage of California’s budget and climate deal

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 1, 2022

Multibillion-dollar budget investments set to help California deliver on new 2045 carbon-neutrality law, among other clean energy targets  

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Topics: State Policy, California Engagement, Press Releases, Emilie Olson

Arizona Republic: Arizona solar businesses, consumers expect to see huge benefits from Inflation Reduction Act

Posted by Gregory Svirnovskiy and Ryan Randazzo on Aug 27, 2022

Arizona Republic detailed how the Inflation Reduction Act will impact the state, citing Shelby Stults on the expected return on investment. Read snippets below and the full article here

With the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law, businesses are preparing for a rush of new opportunities for installing solar in Arizona, not to mention electric vehicles and chargers and other energy projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions...

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

AEE celebrates groundbreaking California clean cars target

Posted by Cayli Baker on Aug 25, 2022

California’s Advanced Clean Cars II rule can empower other states to adopt stronger clean vehicle targets and accelerate the growth America’s electric transportation workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 25, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the California Air Resource Board decision to require 100% of all new light-duty vehicle sales in the state be zero-emission by 2035. Referred to as the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACCII) rule, the move is the next step in the state’s Clean Cars program, which has helped create a national market for more efficient, less polluting vehicles. More than a dozen states have adopted California’s previous vehicle emission standards, as the federal Clean Air Act allows.

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Topics: California Engagement, Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

E&E News: California to study plans for creating Western regional grid

Posted by Jason Plautz on Aug 15, 2022

E&E News covered new California legislation to explore the benefits of a Western RTO, quoting Amisha Rai on the need for a more interconnected grid. Read snippets below and the full article here.

California is exploring the proposed formation of a regional electric grid as governments and utilities across the West push for broader distribution of renewable resources...

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

Emerging Tech Brew: Texas grid operators are plugging into virtual power plants

Posted by Grace Donnelly and Jenn Brice on Aug 15, 2022

Emerging Tech Brew detailed how virtual power plants can support grid reliability, citing AEE's Cailtin Marquis and TAEBA's Ignacio Guajardo on the technology and Texas' pilot program. Read snippets below and the full article here.

While virtual power plants might sound like some made-up metaverse feature, they are very real—and they’re powered by actual homes and businesses.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance, Caitlin Marquis, Ignacio Guajardo

Utility Dive: What inflation – and the Inflation Reduction Act – mean for the clean energy sector

Posted by Kavya Balaraman on Aug 15, 2022

Utility Dive outlined how the Inflation Reduction Act is expected to impact the clean energy sector, citing AEE's Harry Godfrey on how support for clean energy projects can help curb current inflation rates. Read snippets below and the full article here.

High inflation in the U.S. could make things difficult for the clean energy sector, but the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act could more than make up for those impacts, experts say...

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Harrison Godfrey