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E&E News: How a Trump Appointment Could Shape Energy Policy

Posted by Niina H. Farah and Lesley Clark on Sep 21, 2020

E&E News covered the impact of Trump's Supreme Court appointment on energy law given the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire E&E News piece here (sub. req.). 

A new Supreme Court appointment at the twilight of President Trump's first term could shift how justices respond to regulatory challenges and dull Chief Justice John Roberts' swing vote in cases with important energy and environmental consequences. And if Trump loses in November, it could complicate Biden administration efforts to address climate change and make it tougher to roll back Trump's deregulatory agenda.

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AEE Applauds FERC Order Opening Wholesale Energy Markets to Distributed Energy Resources

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 17, 2020

Today's announcement promises to reduce barriers to competition for solar, energy storage, demand response, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle technologies, which offer flexibility, reliability, and cost savings

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17, 2020 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy applauded approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of a long-awaited rule (FERC Order No. 2222) directing Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) to open their markets to participation by distributed energy resources (DERs). The vote was 2-1, with Commissioner Danly dissenting.

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More Illinois Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Supermarkets & Groceries, Twice Those in Real Estate

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Sep 17, 2020

Employers expected strong 6% growth for advanced energy jobs in 2020 prior to pandemic

CHICAGO, September 17, 2020 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that Illinois had 137,300 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Supermarkets & Grocery Stores (113,686) and more than twice those in Real Estate (58,810). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.

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More Pennsylvania Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Fabricated Metals, Twice Those in Hotels & Motels

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Sep 17, 2020

Employers expected strong 5% growth for advanced energy in 2020 before COVID-19 health crisis hit

HARRISBURG, September 17, 2020 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that Pennsylvania had 104,600 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Fabricated Metal Manufacturing (82,468) and more than twice those in Hotels & Motels (51,234). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.
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Inside INdiana Business: Clean Energy Jobs Continue Growth in Indiana

Posted by Alex Brown on Sep 16, 2020

Inside INdiana Business covered AEE's 2020 Indiana Advanced Energy Jobs fact sheet, quoting Indiana AEE's Caryl Auslander. Read excerpts below and the entire Inside INdiana Business piece here. 

A new report from Indiana Advanced Energy Economy suggests the number of jobs in the advanced energy sector continues to grow in the Hoosier state. The report shows Indiana had nearly 91,000 people working in advanced energy in 2019, with significant growth in solar and energy storage jobs. The number of advanced energy jobs is about 25,000 more than the number of jobs in auto parts manufacturing in Indiana...

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More Indiana Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Auto Parts Manufacturing

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Sep 16, 2020

Solar energy jobs grew 9%, energy storage up 4% as utilities transition away from coal power; employers expected 2% growth for advanced energy in 2020 before COVID-19 health crisis hit

INDIANAPOLIS, September 16, 2020 — Today, business group Indiana Advanced Energy Economy (Indiana AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that Indiana had 90,900 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Auto Parts Manufacturing (65,064). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.
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E&E News: Chatterjee Promises to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy

Posted by Arianna Skibell on Sep 11, 2020

E&E News covered FERC chair Chatterjee's announcement to decrease barriers to clean energy, including quotes from AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts and the entire E&E News piece here (sub. req.).

Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is turning his attention to breaking down barriers for distributed energy resources like rooftop solar to participate in wholesale power markets. The long-anticipated move could deliver a boost to budding energy technologies and help the industry compete as a larger-scale resource for the electric grid...

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Utility Dive: FERC Rejection of NYISO Renewables Plan Could Prompt State-Managed Capacity Market, Advocates Say

Posted by Robert Walton on Sep 10, 2020

Utility Dive reported FERC rejected NYISO's proposal for capacity market rules to accommodate renewable energy, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts and the entire Utility Dive piece here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday rejected the New York Independent System Operator's (NYISO) proposal to alter its capacity market in order to accommodate the renewable energy required for the state to reach 70% renewable energy by 2030...

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More New Jersey Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Hotels, Motels, and Casinos, Triple Those at Colleges and Universities

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 10, 2020

Advanced energy beat state job growth overall; employers expected strong 5% growth for advanced energy in 2020 before COVID-19 health crisis hit

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 10, 2020 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that New Jersey had 62,100 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Hotels, Motels & Casinos (53,740) and triple those in Colleges & Universities (20,012). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.

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Greentech Media: FERC Order May Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York's Capacity Markets

Posted by Jeff St. John on Sep 9, 2020

Greentech Media covered FERCs rejection of the latest proposal from New York's grid operator to allow renewable energy and battery resources to compete against fossil fuels in its wholesale capacity market, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire GTM piece here. 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected the latest proposal from New York's grid operator to allow renewable energy and batteries to compete against fossil fuels in its wholesale capacity market. That may give the state's regulators and policymakers more reason to consider alternatives to federally regulated energy markets. In a Friday order, FERC’s Republican majority denied grid operator NYISO’s proposal to restructure what it terms its “buyer-side market power mitigation rules” to allow wind, solar, batteries and other carbon-free resources to compete against fossil-fueled power plants in its Installed Capacity Market...

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Utility Dive: FERC Details Carbon Pricing Conference as Groups Blast Renewables, Consumer and Women Exclusions

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Sep 9, 2020

Utility Dive reported stakeholder concerns about FERC's agenda for Sept. 30 Carbon Pricing Technical Conference, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire UD piece here. 

Federal regulators on Friday announced details of a much-anticipated technical conference on carbon pricing, following a request from a broad group of renewable energy, gas and power groups for the commission to look at the issue more closely, but some stakeholders expressed disappointment with the lineup, decrying a lack of representation from renewable energy and consumer advocates, as well as lack of gender diversity...

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PV Magazine: Energy Jobs

Posted by PV Magazine on Sep 8, 2020

PV Magazine reported the latest clean energy jobs and boardroom appointments, including AEE Institute's recent board member appointments. Read excerpt below and the entire PV Magazine piece here. 

Executive, career and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC. Plus, a few select job openings... Advanced Energy Economy Institute added three industry luminaries to its board of directors: Suedeen Kelly, Partner, Jenner & Block; Melanie Nakagawa, director of climate strategy, Princeville Capital; and Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator...

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Leaving Regional Power Market is ‘No Quick Fix’ for States That Support Clean Energy

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 3, 2020

In new background paper, AEE argues that the “Fixed Resource Requirement” should not be first choice for states seeking to defend their clean energy commitments against FERC order they see as undermining state policies

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2020 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a background paper arguing that pulling out of regional capacity markets should be a last resort for states to defend their energy choices. In “No Quick Fix: Why Fixed Resource Requirement is Not the Best Way for States to Protect Their Energy Choices,” AEE details the ways that the so-called Fixed Resource Requirement (FRR), which some states are exploring in response to an order by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) they see as undermining their policy commitments to clean energy, carries with it risks and costs, and that they would be better off prioritizing other options which could bring them closer to achieving their clean energy goals. 

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Columbus Times-Dispatch: Column: House Bill 6 is an even bigger scam than Ohioans might think

Posted by JR Tolbert on Sep 1, 2020

Columbus Times-Dispatch published AEE's J.R. Tolbert's perspective on the Ohio bribery scandal that resulted in passage of HB 6, a bill that actually hurts ratepayers. Read excerpts below and the entire Columbus Times-Dispatch piece here. 

Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has been indicted for allegedly employing insidious tactics to jam through House Bill 6, the corrupt energy legislation that serves as his legacy, in order to reward his political benefactors at FirstEnergy with a $1.5 billion bailout. In the scandal’s aftermath, the bill’s sponsors, the new House speaker and even the governor who signed it into law have called for its repeal. They cite the corrupt and illegal activities leading to its passage...

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Energy Policy and Investment Leaders Join Advanced Energy Economy Institute Board

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 1, 2020 – Today, Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) announced that three prominent leaders have been elected to its board of directors to support the educational affiliate of national business group Advanced Energy Economy. The U.S. advanced energy market totals more than $238 billion in revenue and supports more than 3.6 million workers.

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