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AEE and the Clean Power Plan: Coverage Roundup

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This week, various AEE leaders were cited in several news publications that covered EPA’s final rule under Section 111(D) of the Clean Power Plan.  Check out the full coverage from these sources below: 

Greentech Media: “In this episode of Rewired, we discuss five major takeaways from the Clean Power Plan with Malcolm Woolf, senior vice president of policy and government affairs at Advanced Energy Economy.”

Bloomberg Business: “Trading is one of the most efficient ways to get the market to act,” said Arvin Ganesan, vice president at Advanced Energy Economy in Washington, which represents companies such as Johnson Controls Inc. and First Solar Inc. “It yields results and minimizes the cost on customers.”

The Washington Post: “We were not surprised to see EPA substantially increase the contribution of renewables in meeting Clean Power Plan rules,” said Malcolm Woolf, head of policy and government affairs for Advanced Energy Economy, a national business group that contains a number of clean energy and energy efficiency companies as its members, in a statement. “The approach to calculating the contributions from renewables under the proposal badly understated the current size of the renewables fleet and the growth trajectory of this industry that is driven by customer demand and rapid cost declines that have made these technologies cost competitive today.”

FierceEnergy: "A Federal Plan can reduce costs for states by making full use of energy efficiency and demand response, renewable energy, and other advanced energy technologies," said Malcolm Woolf, senior vice president for Policy and Government Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy. "Utilities, independent power producers, and their parent companies are already investing in these and similar resources. Even in states that decline to develop their own implementation plans, EPA can slash compliance costs by allowing voluntary trading of emission reduction credits generated by these resources, a practice very familiar to the agency and industry."