SolarWakeup: Hey Politicians: Clean Energy Jobs – Which Are Booming – Can Be An Electoral Winner If You Play It Right

Posted by Frank Andorka on Jul 30, 2018

This SolarWakeup article looks at Ohio AEE's recently released Ohio Advanced Energy Jobs Fact Sheet and comments made by Ray Fakhoury, legislative affairs director for OAEE, on the state of advanced energy jobs in Ohio. Link to the Ohio Jobs Fact Sheet here. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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Utility Dive (opinion): Can a 'DER Authority' fix the utility information problem to boost clean energy?

Posted by Mike O'Boyle on Jul 30, 2018

This in-depth Utility Dive opinion explores how an independent DER Authority, like the first being considered by the city of Washington, D.C., might better manage system optimization of distributed energy resources. AEE's reports, blog, data, and graphics were cited throughout the piece. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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San Antonio Express-News (editorial): No reason to bail out coal industry

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jul 27, 2018

This San Antonio Express-News editorial looks at the recently released The Brattle Group Report, which estimates the costs of the current administration's coal bailout at $34 billion. AEE with funding from a coalition commissioned the report. Link to the full article here. Link to the Brattle Group Report here. Excerpts below:
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GreentechMedia: Top 10 Utility Regulation Trends of 2018—So Far

Posted by Coley Girouard on Jul 27, 2018

In this Greentech Media article (reposted from the AEE blog), AEE's Coley Girouard, Associate, Public Utility Commission Program, looks at the top 10 utility regulation trends of 2018—so far. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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GreenBiz: 6 essential elements of successful utility renewable programs

Posted by Caitlin Marquis on Jul 26, 2018

Corporate demand for renewable energy is no longer a fringe issue talked about on the sidelines of the clean energy industry — it is a mainstream phenomenon, and growing quickly.As of 2016, 71 companies out of the Fortune 100 had set a clean energy or sustainability target, and these companies aren’t just talking the talk. By mid-2018, corporate buyers had signed contracts for over 11 gigawatts (GW) of projects since 2014, and put in hundreds of installations onsite.
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Ohio Has More Advanced Energy Jobs than in Education, Double Those at Auto Dealers

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jul 26, 2018

More Ohio Jobs in Advanced Energy than in Education, Double Those at Auto Dealers
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The Washington Examiner (opinion): As large energy consumers, we oppose power plant bailouts

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jul 25, 2018

Before the Trump administration issues any orders to bail out uneconomic power plants across the country, as the president has called for, let’s tally the winners and losers.
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New Mexico Has More Advanced Energy Workers than in Ag or Call Centers

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jul 24, 2018

New Mexico Has More Workers in Advanced Energy than in Agriculture or Call Centers 
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Politico: Auto rule rollback could hinge on highway deaths


— The president also jolted markets on Friday when he said he’s prepared to impose penalties on some $500 billion in Chinese goods regardless of the consequences. “Look, I’m not doing this for politics,” Trump said on CNBC. “I’m doing this to do the right thing for our country.” More on that here.
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Houston Chronicle (column): Pity Rick Perry, President Donald Trump wants him to blow up electricity markets he pioneered

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jul 20, 2018

The former Texas governor built his political career on the slogan, “Texas, open for business.” His conservative philosophy was simple: wipe away regulations, lower taxes and promote free enterprise.
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Energy News Network: ‘Virginia is changing fast’ when it comes to clean energy

Posted by Elizabeth McGowan on Jul 19, 2018

This Energy News Network Q&A with Virginia AEE's Harry Godfrey, Executive Director, looks at Virginia's rapidly changing energy landscape and how the state can best succeed. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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Bloomberg News: Trump’s Power Plan Could Cost $35 Billion, Opponents’ Report Says

Posted by Ari Natter on Jul 19, 2018

In this Bloomberg News article, Ari Natter looks at the newly released The Brattle Group Report, which estimates the costs of the current administration's coal bailout at $35 billion. AEE with funding from a coalition commissioned the report. Link to the full article here. Link to the Brattle Group Report here. Excerpts below:
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Washington Examiner: Trump's coal bailout could cost $17.2 billion per year

Posted by John Siciliano on Jul 19, 2018

This Washington Examiner article looks at the newly released The Brattle Group Report, which estimates the costs of the current administration's coal bailout at $17.2 billion per year. AEE with funding from a coalition commissioned the report. Link to the full article here. Link to the Brattle Group Report here. Excerpts below:
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Power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jul 19, 2018

 Proposed coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion Annual cost of $16.7 billion to support all coal and nuclear plants could rise to $35 billion annually if owners are granted return on investment, raising total cost to $70 billion over two years, according to Brattle Group analysis, for no discernible improvement to nation's electric grid
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Houston Chronicle: Perry's bailout plan could cost more than $34 billion, study says

Posted by James Osborne on Jul 18, 2018

This Houston Chronicle article looks at the newly released Brattle Group Report, which estimates the costs of the current administration's coal bailout at $34 billion. AEE with funding from a coalition commissioned the report. Link to the full article here. Link to The Brattle Group Report here. Excerpts below:
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Nevada Has More Clean Energy Jobs than in Mining, Nearly Twice those in Education

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jul 18, 2018

Nevada has more than 25,000 working in advanced energy, companies expect to add 7% more in 2018
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Nevada Independent: 'Advanced' energy jobs growing in Nevada, new report states

Posted by Riley Snyder on Jul 18, 2018

This Nevada Independent article takes a look at the Clean Energy Project and AEE's newly released Nevada Advanced Energy Jobs Fact Sheet. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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Utility Dive: Arizona regulators open first U.S. transactive energy docket

Posted by Gavin Bade on Jul 17, 2018

This Utility Dive article discusses the Arizona Corporation Commission's decision on Monday to open the nation's first state regulatory docket expressly focused on transactive energy. National Grid and Southern California Edison both have small transactive energy pilots, and California, New York and Arizona have addressed some aspects of the concept in general utility reform proceedings. AEE's Coley Girouard, Senior Associate, is quoted. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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Utility Dive (opinion): Make or buy for utilities: Putting services and capital investments on a level playing field

Posted by Danny Waggoner on Jul 16, 2018

This Utility Dive Opinion by AEE's Danny Waggoner, senior manager, regulatory transformation, addresses how the power sector can successfully transition to a 21st Century Electricity System.  Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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Arkansas Business: PSC Sets New Efficiency Targets For Investor-Owned Power Utilities

Posted by Kyle Massey on Jul 16, 2018

This Arkansas Business article discusses the recent vote by the Arkansas Public Service Commission to implement new energy efficiency goals for the state's electric utilities. Katie Laning Niebaum, executive director of AEE state partner Arkansas Advanced Energy Association is quoted. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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Morning Consult (opinion): Elevating Clean Energy Policy and Advocacy During Midterm Elections

Posted by Dylan Reed, Charles Hernick, Lisa Jacobson on Jul 13, 2018

This Morning Consult op-ed highlights the start of National Clean Energy Week this September. The piece was written by Charles Hernick, Lisa Jacobson, and AEE's Head of Congressional Affairs Dylan Reed. Link to the full piece here. Excerpts Below:
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