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Washington Examiner: Bloomberg spends big to tip Arizona utility commission to Democrats

Posted by Abby Smith on Oct 30, 2020

The Washington Examiner covered Arizona's public utility commission race, quoting AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

Clean energy groups are spending millions to elect Democrats to flip control of Arizona’s utility commission in hopes of speeding up the state’s adoption of renewable energy... This cycle, three seats are up for grabs on the Arizona Corporation Commission, which oversees electric and other utilities in the state, as well as pipeline and railroad systems...

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Washington Examiner: Trump appointee becomes leading climate problem solver

Posted by Josh Siegel on Oct 29, 2020

The Washington Examiner covered the record of the Trump-appointed FERC chairman Neil Chatterjee on climate and carbon pricing, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

Neil Chatterjee, a Kentucky Republican, used to be known as Mitch McConnell’s coal guy, eager to advance President Trump’s pro-fossil fuel agenda as chairman of an obscure but powerful regulatory agency. Now, as he nears the potential end of his chairmanship of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Chatterjee is staking a claim as one of the government’s leading problem solvers on addressing climate change.

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Utility Dive: Election 2020: States accelerated renewables under Trump. Could a Biden win slow that?

Posted by Emma Penrod on Oct 29, 2020

Utility Dive reported on impacts of a Biden presidency on the renewable energy sector on the state level, quoting AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

The bipartisan push in favor of more renewable energy deployment at the state level could evaporate under a Biden administration that may lean toward federal mandates, experts say. In 2018, Colorado was among a handful of states where energy and climate policy headlined state elections and led to Democrats seizing control of the state house, senate and governor's office. This year will be different.

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Washington Examiner: As Pennsylvania shale industry takes center stage in presidential campaign, report suggests state should look at alternative energy sources

Posted by Steven Lerner on Oct 28, 2020

The Washington Examiner covered the potential impact of advanced energy stimulus in Pennsylvania, quoting AEE's Daniel Bloom. Read excerpts below and the full piece here. The Center Square story was published by 9 other news outlets including WFMZ-TV News here.

Clean energy has the potential to be a leading driver of economic growth for Pennsylvania as it recovers from the pandemic, according to a new report from the national business group Advanced Energy Economy. Under a scenario where Pennsylvania receives a $50 billion stimulus investment, the report says the state would achieve an economic return of $400 billion. This scenario would also yield $20 billion in annual consumer savings and more than $20 billion in additional tax revenue.

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Utility Dive: Biden win could double annual solar deployments, increase financial impacts to utility customers — S&P

Posted by Emma Penrod on Oct 28, 2020

Utility Dive covered a recent S&P report on the impact of a Biden presidency on clean energy in the U.S., quoting AEE's J.R. Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here.

A victory by the Biden administration could nearly double the annual rate of solar deployment in the U.S., according to a new report by S&P Global Ratings, but the presidential candidate's pragmatic approach to the nation's ongoing energy transition could result in a more gradual implementation to minimize financial impacts to customers.

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Utility Dive: Election 2020: Trump's FERC may need to shift course on clean energy, though Biden's road will not be easy

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Oct 27, 2020

Utility Dive covered the impact of the coming presidential election on FERC, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

The rapid evolution of the power grid will require the attention of one critical agency —  the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. And observers say no matter what happens Nov. 3, the agency will have no choice but to address the industry's transition, even if it means backing away from some of its more controversial policies.

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GTM Squared: Arizona’s Shifting Approach to Distributed Energy: Reaching Across the Utility-Customer Divide

Posted by Jeff St. John on Oct 23, 2020

GTM Squared reported on how the changing role of distributed-level solar will help Arizona reach its climate targets, referencing AEE. Read excerpts below and the full piece here (sub. req.).

A state known for utility fights against rooftop solar is now taking steps to enlist customers in balancing a clean-powered grid. Arizona is one of the most solar-saturated states in the country, ranking fifth in overall solar capacity and third for residential rooftop solar. It’s also one of the hottest states in the country, with climate change pushing that heat to record levels this summer. This combination is pushing the Republican-dominated state’s energy policies in increasing alignment with its Democratic-controlled, solar-rich and climate-change-wracked neighbor to the west.

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REPORT: Stimulus Investments in Advanced Energy Would Deliver More Than $170 Billion to Florida’s Economy

Posted by Monique Hanis on Oct 22, 2020

Analysis shows $45 billion in stimulus investment would add $174 billion to Florida’s gross state product, a four-fold return on investment; increase tax revenues; create jobs; and deliver annual savings to consumers

TALLAHASSEE, October 22, 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 Florida. 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 potential 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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Indianapolis Star: Biden puts climate change at center of his campaign. Here's what it could mean for Indiana.

Posted by Sarah Bowman on Oct 21, 2020

The Indy Star covered the positive effects of Biden's proposed climate plan on Indiana's economy, referencing AEE's Indiana Jobs report. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has made climate change an integral component throughout his platform, even closely tying his plan for economic recovery from the pandemic to combating the climate crisis...

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Stimulus Investments in Advanced Energy Would Deliver More Than $200 Billion to Arizona’s Economy

Posted by Monique Hanis on Oct 21, 2020

Analysis shows $15 billion in stimulus investment would add $209 billion to Arizona’s gross state product, a 14-fold return on investment; increase tax revenues; create jobs; and deliver annual savings to consumers

PHOENIX, October 21, 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 Arizona. 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 potential 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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Dominion Plan Fails to Provide Energy Savings that Would Lower Costs to Virginia Customers

Posted by Monique Hanis on Oct 20, 2020

Utility’s resource plan fails to incorporate energy efficiency efforts similar to those of comparable utilities in other states and does not meet intent of the VCEA, resulting in $1 billion in higher electricity costs for Virginia customers

RICHMOND, October 20, 2020 — Today Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (Virginia AEE) submitted comments to the State Corporation Commission stating that Dominion Virginia’s 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) falls short in leveraging lower cost energy efficiency resources in its proposal to meet the Commonwealth’s projected energy needs. The utility's plan fails to incorporate energy efficiency efforts similar to those of comparable utilities and does not achieve the intent of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), resulting in $1 billion in higher electricity costs for Virginia customers.

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REPORT: Stimulus Investments in Advanced Energy Sector Would Deliver More Than $400 Billion to Pennsylvania’s Economy

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Oct 20, 2020

Analysis shows $50 billion in stimulus investment would add $400 billion to Pennsylvania’s gross state product, an eight-fold return on investment; increase tax revenues; create jobs; and deliver annual savings to consumers

HARRISBURG, October 20, 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 Pennsylvania. 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 potential 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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RTO Insider: Governors’ Call for ISO-NE Reforms Draws Support

Posted by Jason York on Oct 16, 2020

RTO Insider reported on New England governors calling for reforms to ISO-NE, quoting AEE's Caitlin Marquis. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here (sub. req.).

When the governors of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont released a joint statement Wednesday calling for reforms to ISO-NE, it read less like an olive branch and more like a precursor to a seismic shift in relations between the states and the RTO.

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REPORT: Stimulus Investments in Advanced Energy Sector Would Deliver More Than $60 Billion to Nevada’s Economy

Posted by Monique Hanis on Oct 15, 2020

Analysis shows $10 billion in stimulus investment would add $60 billion to Nevada’s gross state product, a six-fold return on investment; increase tax revenues; create jobs; and deliver annual savings to consumers

CARSON CITY, October 15, 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 Nevada. 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 potential 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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Solar Power World: If Illinois Could Get Its Act Together, Clean Tech Investments Would Add $350 Billion to Economy

Posted by Kelly Pickerel on Oct 8, 2020

Solar Power World reported on the eight-fold return on a $45 billion investment into clean technology in Illinois, quoting AEE's Daniel Bloom. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here

National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released results of a report that quantified significant economic benefits associated with investments in advanced energy deployment for the state of Illinois. 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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REPORT: Stimulus Investments in Advanced Energy Sector Would Deliver More Than $350 Billion to Illinois Economy

Posted by Monique Hanis on Oct 8, 2020

Analysis shows $45 billion in stimulus investment would add $357 billion to Illinois’ gross state product, an eight-fold return on investment, increase tax revenues, create millions of jobs, and deliver annual savings to consumers

CHICAGO, October 8, 2020 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released results of a report that quantified significant economic benefits associated with investments in advanced energy deployment for the state of Illinois. 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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Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa Wind Energy Jobs Could Double or Triple Over the Next Decade

Posted by John Steppe on Oct 7, 2020

The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported on the rapid job growth in the wind energy sector and its impact on the economy, quoting AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here.

As many industries simply look for a path to survive the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, one industry has its eyes on exponential growth in the next decade. The amount of wind energy jobs — already at 9,000 to 10,000 — could double or triple over 10 years, with the right conditions, experts say.

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Greentech Media: What’s It Like to Be an HVAC Installer or Technician?

Posted by Chloe Holden on Oct 7, 2020

Greentech Media described the work of HVAC technicians for its Clean Energy Careers series, this one coinciding with Energy Efficiency Day and quoting AEE's Ryan Katofsky. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here.

One of the biggest jobs in clean energy is also one that is sometimes overlooked... The HVAC field (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) is split between installation and technician work, with some professionals performing both. According to industry group Advanced Energy Economy, half a million people in the U.S. are employed in the high-efficiency HVAC sector, with another 600,000 spending at least some of their time on the job working with high-efficiency HVAC equipment...

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REPORT: Stimulus Investments in Advanced Energy Would Deliver More Than $150 Billion to Colorado’s Economy

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Oct 6, 2020

Analysis shows $25 billion in stimulus investment would add six-fold return to Colorado’s gross state product, increase tax revenues, create a million jobs, and deliver annual savings to consumers

DENVER, October 6, 2020 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a report that quantified significant economic benefits associated with investments in advanced clean energy deployment for the state of Colorado. 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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California Current: 100 Billion Greenbacks for a Green California Recovery

Posted by Herman Trabish on Oct 5, 2020

The California Current reported on the impact of a $100 billion stimulus investment in California's advanced energy sector, referencing AEE's economic impact report and quoting AEE's Amisha Rai and Matt Stanberry. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here (sub. req.).

California policymakers are talking about legislation to fund a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic-clobbered economy... A $100 billion stimulus investment in advanced energy technologies can pay big dividends for California, according to a September study from the Analysis Group for Advanced Energy Economy (AEE).

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Utility Dive: FERC Carbon Pricing Conference Shatters Attendance Records, but Where Were the State Voices?

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Oct 5, 2020

Utility Dive reported on the FERC carbon pricing technical conference, noting the lack of state involvement and quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire article here.

A historic nine and a half hour discussion on carbon pricing attracted at least 2,000 viewers and broke previous attendance records for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference, according to Chairman Neil Chatterjee.

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E&E News: FERC Urged to Make Way for Carbon Pricing

Posted by Arianna Skibell on Oct 1, 2020

E&E News reported on FERC's Carbon Pricing technical conference, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full piece here (sub. req.).

Carbon pricing in regional wholesale power markets is a good if not necessary step to combat climate change and ensure reasonable rates for electricity customers. That was the consensus yesterday among 30 energy sector panelists who discussed the pricing mechanism before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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