GRAHAM RICHARD RESPONDS TO DOE'S NEW CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE

Posted by Industry News on Mar 29, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, which is focused on boosting American manufacturing of cleaner energy technologies and boosting U.S. competitiveness through major improvements in manufacturing energy productivity. Advanced Energy Economy has issued the following statement on the new program: 
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SAPPHIRE ENERGY TO SELL "GREEN CRUDE" TO TESORO

Posted by Industry News on Mar 29, 2013

Sapphire Energy announced that it has entered into an agreement with Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company. LLC to purchase Sapphire's Green Crude. The biofuels will come from Sapphire's refining facility in New Mexico. The Green Crude is produced by converting wet algae to crude oil. MarketWatch reports:
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ORLANDO, FL GIVES RESIDENTS A SOLAR OPTION

Posted by Industry News on Mar 27, 2013

Orlando, Florida is offering its residents the opportunity to back a community solar project in return for rates locked in for the next quarter century. The typical electricity bill in Orlando currently stands somewhere between 10 and 12 cents per kilowatt-hour. The community solar project is offering a rate of 13 cents per kilowatt-hour that is locked in for the next 25 years and offers the option of solar power to communities that wouldn't otherwise be able to invest in solar-- people who rent their homes or simply live in an area with too many trees. The Orlando Utilities Commission expects its solar array to generate about 540,000 kilowatt-hours per year. 
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SOLAR SURGES IN STATES

Posted by Industry News on Mar 26, 2013

New Jersey and Arizona see surges in solar power generation. New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities announced that the state had generated 1 gigawatt of installed solar capacity. This makes New Jersey only the third state to reach 1 GW of solar, after California and Arizona. NJ.com reports:
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IOWA SETS WIND GENERATION RECORD

Posted by Industry News on Mar 25, 2013

Proving Texas isn't the only state with strong winds perfect for wind energy generation, Iowa set a wind generation record in 2012. Wind-generated electricity made up more than 24 percent of Iowa's total electricity generation in 2012. South Dakota generated 23.9 percent of its total electricity from wind, and other midwestern states like Kansas and Oklahoma weren't far behind. Fierce Energy reports on the overall wind power picture:
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OBAMA PROPOSES ENERGY TRUST

Posted by Industry News on Mar 22, 2013

President Obama reiterated his commitment to advanced energy, releasing specifics on a proposed energy security trust fund he first introduced in his February State of the Union address.  In a speech at Argonne National Laboratory last Friday and in hisweekly address, the President sized the trust at $2 billion in support for advanced energy over 10 years, with funds derived from a portion of federal oil and gas royalty revenues.  Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), ranking minority member of the Senate’s energy committee, has also proposed such a trust, funded by expansion of drilling in areas now considered off limits. AEE CEO Graham Richard responded in support of the President’s proposal as optimizing federal resources to drive innovation and commercialization of new energy technologies rather than subsidize mature technologies.  
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"PRINCIPLED ENERGY TAX REFORM": GRAHAM RICHARD WRITES FOR THE HILL

Posted by Industry News on Mar 20, 2013

The following op-ed written by AEE CEO Graham Richard was featured in The Hill’s Congress Blog. To find out more about AEE's Federal Budget and Tax Reform Program, click here.
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BRITAIN TO CONSTRUCT FIRST NEW POWER PLANT IN ALMOST TWO DECADES

Posted by Industry News on Mar 20, 2013

Britain's power generation capacity is aging, and the country expects to have to replace or update its nine aging nuclear plants over the next decade. One first step along that process is a new nuclear power plant, just approved for Hinkley Point in southwest England. The New York Times reports:
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AEE AND THE MIT-IPC CONVENE EXECUTIVE FORUM SERIES TO SPUR ADOPTION OF ADVANCED ENERGY

Posted by Industry News on Mar 18, 2013

First session brought together advanced energy and utility executives to address challenges to rapid adoption of innovative energy technologies
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CEO GRAHAM RICHARD RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PROPOSED ENERGY SECURITY TRUST

Posted by Industry News on Mar 15, 2013

Advanced Energy Economy CEO Graham Richard commented today on the release of more details around President Obama’s proposed energy security trust, which would provide $2 billion over 10 years for advanced energy research:
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THE NEWS GOES NUCLEAR

Posted by Industry News on Mar 15, 2013

This is an excerpt from our weekly newsletter. To receive it in your inbox every week, click here. 
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TRANSATOMIC IS DEVELOPING A NEW MOLTEN-SALT REACTOR PROMISING CHEAPER AND SAFER NUCLEAR POWER

Posted by Industry News on Mar 15, 2013

Transatomic Power is developing a nuclear reactor that could cut the cost of a nuclear power plant by as much as 50%. The reactor would be an "updated" molten-salt reactor, which are resistant to meltdowns. First demonstrated in the 1960s, the technology has never been widely used. The small reactor would be assembled in a factory rather than on-site. Technology Review points out its potential for cost-savings:
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SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: AEE ASKS "CAN WE HAVE AN INTEGRATED ENERGY VISION?"

Posted by Industry News on Mar 8, 2013

San Jose Mercury News // Mar 08, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE COVERS NEW REPORT FROM AEE

Posted by Industry News on Mar 7, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle // Mar 07, 2013
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ADVANCED ENERGY CEOS SEE OPPORTUNITIES, OBSTACLES IN FULFILLING CALIFORNIA'S NATION-LEADING POLICIES

Posted by Industry News on Mar 5, 2013

Executives Praise State’s Commitment to Advanced Energy, Recommend Strategies to Accelerate Growth and Economic Benefits  
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A NOTE FROM AEE CEO GRAHAM RICHARD ON CALIFORNIA’S ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY

Posted by Industry News on Mar 5, 2013

Advanced Energy Economy // Mar 05, 2013
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Offshore wind: America's next superproject?

Posted by Lexie Briggs on Mar 3, 2013

Offshore wind was in the news this week, as Massachusetts’ flagship project, Cape Wind, welcomed a Japanese bank as its lead lender. Also, development has begun on Cape Wind’s port facilities. Three bidders met the February 15thproposal deadline for the terminal, which will eventually be a 28-acre facility able to support both merchant shipping and offshore wind construction. The facility is being built larger than current needs dictate to prepare for future innovations in wind technology.
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