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REPORT: Stimulus Investments in Advanced Energy Sector Would Deliver > $700 Billion to California’s Economy

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Sep 29, 2020

Analysis shows $100 billion in stimulus investment would add $727 billion to California’s gross state product, increase tax revenues, create millions of jobs, and deliver savings to consumers

SAN FRANCISCO, September 29, 2020 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released results of a report that quantified significant economic benefits associated with investments in advanced clean energy deployment for the state of California. The report, which was produced by international economics consultant Analysis Group for AEE, used an industry-standard modeling tool to estimate the impact of investing state or federal stimulus funds in advanced energy technologies, products, and services to boost economic activity in the wake of the COVID-19 slowdown.

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Inside INdiana Business: Job Growth Continues in Indiana Clean Energy Sector

Posted by Alex Brown on Sep 28, 2020

Inside INdiana Business covered significant growth of jobs in Indiana's clean energy sector, quoting AEE's Caryl Auslander. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

A new report from a national public policy advocacy group for the energy sector says clean energy jobs are outpacing auto parts manufacturing jobs in Indiana. Advanced Energy Economy says Indiana had nearly 91,000 advanced energy jobs in 2019, which is a 0.3% increase over the previous year.

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Daily Energy Insider: Indiana Weighs How to Best Manage Transition from Coal to Renewable Energy

Posted by Jaclyn Brandt on Sep 28, 2020

Daily Energy Insider reported on Indiana's recent policy decisions to prevent coal plant shutdowns, quoting AEE's Caryl Auslander. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

Indiana is confronting a complicated choice faced by a number of U.S. states: whether to close coal plants in favor of advancing renewable energy or to keep them open to support jobs. The electricity generation portfolios of Indiana electric utilities are becoming more diversified as they shift toward including more renewables and gas-fired generation facilities and less on coal-fired generation.

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E&E News: How the Pandemic is Delivering the Electric Truck

Posted by David Ferris on Sep 25, 2020

E&E News reports how COVID-19 has impacted electric truck transition in the delivery industry with example of AEE member Amazon, quoting AEE's Matt Stanberry. Read excerpts below and the full piece here (sub. req.).

Call it a coronavirus side effect. As millions of homebound customers turn to e-commerce for shopping, a new kind of vehicle is starting to appear on the manifest: the electric delivery truck...

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InsideClimate News: Federal Ruling Is a Big Step Toward a Decentralized Grid

Posted by Dan Gearino on Sep 24, 2020

InsideClimate News reported on FERC ruling to open wholesale markets to distributed energy resources, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave us this kind of news last week with a ruling that says grid operators must open up wholesale markets to "distributed energy resources," like rooftop solar and battery storage.

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More Arizona Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Schools and Colleges, Double Those in Agriculture and Mining

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Sep 24, 2020

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

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 24, 2020 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that Arizona had 69,000 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Schools, Colleges & Training Programs (68,055) and double those in Agriculture & Mining (33,070). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.

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AEE Applauds Governor Newsom's Executive Order to Accelerate California’s Clean Transportation Efforts

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 23, 2020

Governor sets 2035 target to transition to electric vehicles and redouble efforts to meet the state’s climate targets

SAN FRANCISCO, September 23, 2020 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded California Governor Gavin Newsom's new Executive Order putting the state on a path toward a zero-emission future by 2035 and ensuring clean transportation for all Californians. The Executive Order calls for transitioning vehicles to zero-emission by 2035 while continuing its strong progress to electrify heavy-duty trucks and address emissions related to the transportation sector statewide. In addition, the order provides agencies with direction to accelerate the state’s critical infrastructure efforts to align with the newly stated goal.

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More Florida Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Real Estate, Triple Those in Agriculture

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Sep 23, 2020

Advanced energy jobs increased 5% last year, soundly beating state’s overall jobs growth rate

TALLAHASSEE, September 23, 2020 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that Florida had 182,100 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than in Real Estate (148,084) and triple those working in Agriculture (57,336). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.

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NJ Spotlight: Fierce Debate Over NJ’s Clean-Energy Goals Centers on Possible Abandonment of Regional Power Grid

Posted by Tom Johnson on Sep 22, 2020

NJ Spotlight News reported on the New Jersey debate over leaving the PJM wholesale market as it seeks to meet clean energy goals, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the whole piece here (the story was also reposted by New Jersey's NPR affiliate WHYY here). 

Will the state’s clean-energy goals be more readily achieved by remaining in the regional power grid or by bolting it out of fear that staying — along with certain federal policies — could undermine efforts to combat climate change?

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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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Energy News Network: Despite Grim Outlook, Advanced Energy Could Help Lead Economic Recovery, Experts Say

Posted by Kari Lydersen on Sep 21, 2020

Energy News Network covered advanced energy's role in revitalizing economies after the pandemic, featuring AEE's Illinois jobs data example, quoting AEE's Daniel Bloom. Read excerpts below and the entire Energy News Network piece here

Advanced energy — including energy efficiency and renewable power  — provide far more jobs than hotels and motels or the retail industry, according to a recent analysis by the business group Advanced Energy Economy.

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Houston Chronicle: In Oil Capital Houston, Leaders Are Pushing For a Renewable Future. What Will It Look Like?

Posted by Erin Douglas on Sep 21, 2020

The Houston Chronicle reported on the debate about what the energy transition means for Houston's identity, referencing TAEBA's Texas jobs analysis. Read excerpts below and the entire Houston Chronicle piece here.

Houston wants to be the renewable capital of the world. Or, the clean tech capital. Or the energy transition capital. Or maybe the Energy 2.0 capital. It depends on whom you ask...

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E&E News: 'Game-changer': FERC Order Opens Door for Renewables

Posted by Arianna Skibell on Sep 18, 2020

E&E News reported on a new FERC Order 2222 to remove barriers for distributed energy resources in wholesale markets, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and read the entire E&E News piece here (sub. req.).

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday voted 2-1 to remove market barriers for rooftop solar and other distributed energy resources in a long-awaited move that could boost technologies including electric vehicles to "smart" appliances.

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Greentech Media: ‘Game-Changer’ FERC Order Opens Up Wholesale Grid Markets to Distributed Energy Resources

Posted by Jeff St. John on Sep 17, 2020

Greentech Media covered the recent FERC order requiring wholesale markets to embrace DERs, noting AEE's approval. Read excerpts below and the entire Greentech Media piece here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has passed a long-awaited order to open up the country’s wholesale energy markets to distributed energy resources (DERs) like rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries and electric vehicles. Now comes the hard part: creating market rules that allow these DERs to play in bulk energy markets while retaining the role of state regulators and utilities to maintain the soundness of their distribution grid operations and retail DER programs. 

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Power Magazine: FERC Order Backs Grid Market for DERs

Posted by Darrell Proctor on Sep 17, 2020

Power Magazine reported on the historic FERC vote directing RTOs and ISOs to embrace DERs, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire Power Magazine piece here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order that advocates for distributed energy resources (DERs) say will enable DERs, including renewable energy such as solar, wind, and battery storage, to compete on a more-level playing field in the organized capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets run by regional grid operators.

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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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North American Clean Energy: More Illinois Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Supermarkets & Groceries, Twice Those in Real Estate

Posted by NACE Staff on Sep 17, 2020

North American Clean Energy reported on AEE's recent Illinois job report, quoting Daniel Bloom. Read excerpts below and the entire North American Clean Energy piece here.

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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The Free Lance-Star: Column: Virginia Can Lead on Clean Energy and Maintain a Reliable Grid

Posted by Harrison Godfrey on Sep 17, 2020

Fredericksburg's Free Lance-Star published AEE's Harrison Godfrey's correction to an editorial that asserted rolling blackouts in California are the future for Virginia as it transitions to clean energy. Read excerpts below and the entire The Free Lance-Star piece here.

As a record heat wave struck California in recent weeks, and grid operators were forced to institute rolling blackouts, Free Lance-Star editors jumped too quickly to blame clean energy resources [“A cautionary energy tale from California, Editorial, Aug. 30]... In a letter to the governor, the heads of California’s energy agencies have stated point-blank: “Renewable energy did not cause the rotating outages.” Instead, a complicated series of system and planning failures, which are detailed in the letter, led to the blackouts...

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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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