Nearly Half of U.S. States Represented in Efforts to Promote Advanced Energy Legislation and Regulation
Washington, DC, June 19, 2014 – Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national association of businesses making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable, continues to grow its State Coalition with today’s announcement of two new state partners, the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) in Pennsylvania and Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY). With the addition of KEEA and ACE NY, AEE’s State Coalition now comprises 15 state and regional partner organizations active in 23 states in state legislative and regulatory policy.
“These new partners help extend our reach in promoting the growth of the advanced energy industry across the country,” said Graham Richard, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy. “Now stretching across 23 states, our State Coalition drives state policies to deliver secure, clean, affordable energy, with economic benefits for all.”
The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(6) corporation dedicated to promoting the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries in Pennsylvania. KEEA advocates on behalf of energy efficiency and renewable energy professionals on the local, state, and federal levels. By representing the interests of the clean energy industry in Pennsylvania, KEEA is growing the market for energy efficiency and helping the Keystone State secure a prosperous, sustainable tomorrow.
The Alliance for Clean Energy New York is a broad coalition based in Albany, dedicated to promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, a healthy environment, and a strong economy for the Empire State. ACE NY is New York’s premier advocate for the rapid adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
“I’m very excited to announce our collaboration with Advanced Energy Economy as an AEE state partner in Pennsylvania,” said Brian Kauffman, Executive Director of KEEA. “AEE has proven itself to be a powerful voice across the country, connecting state organizations like Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance and our 65 member businesses to a national audience of energy policy decision-makers. Through this partnership KEEA will contribute our energy policy expertise and deep business relationships in Pennsylvania to further spur the growth of America’s advanced energy industry. As part of this partnership, we are looking forward to receiving a new level of attention here in Pennsylvania for the impressive accomplishments of our energy efficiency and renewable energy businesses.”
“ACE NY is very energized by this new partnership with Advanced Energy Economy, and it is great news for clean energy companies in New York,” said Anne Reynolds, Executive Director of ACE NY. “Working together, we can diversify the business voice for clean energy policy and raise awareness of the great potential for economic development through a modernized electricity system. I am very exciting to be working with AEE and the talent and expertise they can bring to the table.”
These two new partner organizations join the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association, Clean Energy Trust (IL), Clean Energy Project, Inc. (NV), Colorado Cleantech Industry Association, Interwest Energy Alliance (AZ, CO, NM, NV, UT, WY), Maryland Clean Energy Center, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, New England Clean Energy Council (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT), New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, Ohio Advanced Energy Economy, Renewable Energy Alaska Project, and the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance in the AEE State Coalition.
About Advanced Energy Economy
Advanced Energy Economy is a national association of businesses and business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses.