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The Market Tabloid: The Indiana Senate Has Approved a Necessary Change in the Renewable Energy Bill

Posted by Andrzej Kowalski on Apr 8, 2021

The Market Tabloid quoted AEE’s Caryl Auslander on amendments to an Indiana bill that will provide more local autonomy through renewable energy incentives. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

The Indiana Senate altered some parts of renewable energy that were problematic. The House version of the energy bill was outlining requirements for the wind and solar projects while sidelining the local government from making an impact in the projects. The amendment proposed by Sen. Mark Messmer assumes a different procedure that is inclusive of the local government…

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Washington Examiner: Biden Infrastructure Plan Proposes 'Cash for Clunkers'-Style Rebate Program. Would it Work?

Posted by Josh Siegel on Apr 7, 2021

Washington Examiner outlines Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer’s plans for electric vehicle rebate programs, quoting AEE’s Ryan Gallentine on the potential for expanding consumer demographics. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal promises to give consumers point-of-sale rebates to buy American-made electric vehicles in order to help battery-powered cars become affordable for everybody.

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IndyStar: After Local Pushback, Indiana Bill on Wind, Solar Standards Takes a '180 Degree Turn'

Posted by Sarah Bowman and London Gibson on Apr 2, 2021

IndyStar outlined amendments to an Indiana bill that will provide incentives for less restrictive wind and solar ordinances, quoting AEE’s Caryl Auslander on industry prospects. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

A bill that would have overridden local ordinances that restrict or prohibit wind power in Indiana has taken a “180 degree turn” after pushback from local officials.

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Utility Dive: State of the Electric Utility 2021: Gas Doubts Rise, DER Focus Wanes, and 5 Other Key Takeaways

Posted by Larry Pearl on Apr 1, 2021

Utility Dive highlighted key takeaways from their 2021 SEU Survey Report, quoting AEE’s Lisa Frantzis and Ryan Katofsky on current market trends and referencing AEE Market Report data. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

Utility Dive today released its 8th annual State of the Electric Utility (SEU) Survey Report, which is chock full of data and insights about the power sector.

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New Analysis Shows How to Optimize Energy Efficiency Benefits in Wholesale Markets

Posted by Cayli Baker on Apr 1, 2021

Two new papers prepared for Advanced Energy Economy by The Brattle Group highlight the importance of energy efficiency participation as a supply-side resource in capacity markets generally and offer recommendations to make best use of energy efficiency for resource adequacy in the MISO market specifically.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2021 – Today, national business organization Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released two papers prepared by The Brattle Group that highlight opportunities to ensure that energy efficiency is able to compete fairly to meet resource adequacy needs in centralized markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators (RTOs/ISOs). The first paper, The Benefits of Energy Efficiency Participation in Capacity Markets, explains the importance of allowing energy efficiency to participate in capacity markets as a supply-side resource. The second, Enabling Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency in the Midcontinent ISO Resource Adequacy Construct, focuses on maximizing the benefits of energy efficiency in the MISO market in particular.

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