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E&E News: Ariz. Study Renews Debate Over 100% Clean Electricity

Posted by Edward Klump on Aug 23, 2021

E&E News covered a study on clean energy out of Arizona, citing AEE's Shelby Stults on a cost-effective energy transition. Read the full story here.

A new report on the costs of possible clean energy mandates has reignited a skirmish over how fast — and at what price — major Arizona utilities should slash carbon emissions from the electricity sector.

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Topics: Regulatory, AEE In The News

Renewable Energy World: The Latest on SEEM, FERC, and the Impact on Renewable Energy

Posted by John Engel on Aug 20, 2021

Renewable Energy World spoke to AEE's Jeff Dennis on SEEM, FERC, and the coalition's potential impact on renewables. View the segment here.

The coalition of Southern utilities petitioning to form a new market exchange has responded to a second deficiency letter from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Topics: AEE In The News

KJZZ: Arizona Sees Increased Push For Adoption Of Electric Vehicles

Posted by Mark Brodie on Aug 19, 2021

KJZZ spoke to AEE's Shelby Stults on EV adoption across Arizona. Listen to the segment here.

A group of Arizona business and political leaders is calling on the federal government to make a “bold investment” in clean transportation, including electric vehicles, also known as EVs.

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Topics: AEE In The News

AEE Joins Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Business Leaders to Say It's Time for Electric Vehicles

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 18, 2021

PHOENIX, August 17, 2021 – Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego today joined business leaders to call for modernizing the transportation sector by investing in advanced vehicles and transportation infrastructure, as well as expanding electric vehicle (EV) tax incentives.

At the press conference hosted by the Arizona Technology Council, Advanced Energy Economy, Ceres, Mayor Gallego and other clean vehicle advocates urged Congress to pass a budget that makes ambitious investments in EVs, creating jobs and spurring economic opportunity for all Arizonans. Speakers also urged U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to expand the EV market through tax credits and support ambitious investments in the infrastructure needed to support EVs.

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Topics: Press Releases, Arizona, electric vehicles

Phoenix Business Journal: Gallego, Business Leaders Call on Congress to Make 'Bold Investments' in Electric Vehicles

Posted by Andy Blye on Aug 17, 2021

Phoenix Business Journal detailed Arizona's efforts to increase spending for electric vehicles, citing AEE's Shelby Stults on EV job growth. Read snippets below and the full story here

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, as well as a chorus of Arizona business leaders, called on the federal government to increase spending for electric vehicles, including a boost in tax incentives which would make EVs more affordable.

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Topics: AEE In The News

ACC-Commissioned Analysis Shows Clean Energy to be ‘Reliable and Cost-Effective’

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 17, 2021

Advanced energy business group urges ACC to finalize proposed energy rules to provide regulatory certainty to continue growth

PHOENIX, August 17, 2021 — A new analysis commissioned by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), while acknowledging that it is unable to project long-term costs to consumers, finds that transitioning to clean and advanced energy options is “reliable and cost-effective” in the near-term.

“The report shows that clean and advanced energy solutions in Arizona can be both reliable and cost-effective with today’s technology,” said Shelby Stults, a principal at Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business group representing companies working to make the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. “Arizona is full of potential when it comes to providing solar power, energy storage, and other advanced energy technologies. Businesses across the country are looking to Arizona’s utility commissioners to provide the regulatory certainty they need to invest in the state.”

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Topics: State Policy, PUCs, Press Releases, Arizona

Indiana’s Wind and EV Industries Growing Despite Pandemic Setbacks

Posted by Cayli Baker on Aug 17, 2021

At 83,000 jobs, the state’s advanced energy industry employs four times more Hoosiers than auto manufacturing.

INDIANAPOLIS, August 17, 2021 – Indiana Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released its Indiana jobs fact sheet, demonstrating the advanced energy industry’s economic promise across the state. Like all industries in Indiana, COVID-19 impacted advanced energy employment in the state, but the industry still supported a workforce of more than 83,300 at the end of 2020, with employers expecting strong job growth this year.

“In spite of economic downturns nationwide, advanced energy jobs in Indiana should see a strong rebound in 2021,” said Caryl Auslander, director at Indiana AEE. “The advanced energy industry has proven it is ready to lead our post-COVID recovery, with employers projecting 6 percent job growth for the state. Not only do these jobs offer quality employment for Hoosiers, they spur added cost savings for consumers and create overall economic growth for our state.”

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases, indiana

RTO Insider: Studies Present Case for Domestic Cleantech Boosting US Economy

Posted by John Funk on Aug 11, 2021

RTO Insider summarized AEE's "Made in America" webinar, outlining domestic supply chain opportunities in the advanced energy sector. Read snippets below and the full story here.

The “Made in America” stamp that once appeared on myriad industrial and consumer products could resurrect the U.S. manufacturing economy if it accompanies the shift toward renewable energy and electrification, two new studies conclude.

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Topics: AEE In The News

U.S. Electric Transportation Workforce Set to Double by 2024

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 11, 2021

New report finds U.S. electric transportation industry is projected to nearly double over five years, creating an additional 141,000 jobs, with additional 2 million workers able to quickly retrain to benefit from market growth

WASHINGTON, DC, August 11, 2021 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released an analysis quantifying the nationwide economic benefits of a growing electric transportation industry. As demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and investment in EV charging infrastructure grows, industry employment is expected to double from 2019 levels to nearly 300,000 jobs by 2024.

“Economic opportunities will ripple throughout the supply chain and maintenance sectors as the domestic electric vehicle industry grows quickly over the next few years,” said Ryan Gallentine, policy director at AEE. “The electric vehicle industry already employs people across all 50 states, and policymakers should expand those opportunities with incentive programs that make it easier for consumers and business fleets to fully electrify.”

The report, Building an Electric Transportation Economy in the United States," produced by BW Research Partnership for AEE, analyzes the current electric transportation industry across the U.S. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Advanced Energy Employment, Press Releases, Legislative, Manufacturing and Infrastructure

Proposed Auto Emissions Standards are “Easily Met and Exceeded,” Calls on Congress to Accelerate Transition to Electric Transportation

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2021 – Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business group representing companies working to make the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable, released the following statement today in response to a new Executive Order from the White House, and newly proposed vehicle emissions standards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

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Topics: Press Releases

Washington Examiner: Biden Has Automakers on Board With Electric Vehicle Goals, But Will Need Buyers

Posted by Josh Siegel on Aug 5, 2021

Washington Examiner detailed the Biden administration's EV sales goals, quoting AEE's Ryan Gallentine on the voluntary targets. Read snippets below and the full story here.

President Joe Biden’s new target for 50% electric vehicle sales follows the direction automakers were already going on their own, but it will likely push them farther and faster.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Domestic Manufacturing Would Prosper from Pivot to Advanced Energy Technology

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 5, 2021

Report findings to be presented during AEE’s ‘Made in America’ webinar, with appearance by U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2021 – Federal policies proposed by President Biden and under consideration by Congress to invest in a decarbonized grid and electrified transportation would grow the U.S. advanced energy manufacturing sector by 365% in five years and create nearly 1 million additional jobs.

That’s the conclusion of a new analysis prepared by Guidehouse Insights for Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), which represents companies working to make the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. The findings quantify U.S. manufacturing and jobs growth potential should Congress move forward with a Clean Energy Standard (CES) and many of the policies in the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan. The findings will be the focus of an online panel discussion today featuring an appearance by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.

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Topics: Event, Advanced Energy Employment, Press Releases, manufacturing

Pinal Central (Opinion): Advanced Energy and Electric Vehicles Can Turbocharge Arizona’s Economy in the 2020s

Posted by Shelby Stults on Aug 3, 2021

Pinal Central featured Shelby Stults' op-ed outlining how an investment in advanced energy technology could spur dramatic improvements to Arizona’s employment picture. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Arizona lost 331,000 jobs in the COVID-19 recession, but as of this month, we have gained most of those jobs back. However, Arizona is not out of the desert yet. The state is still down tens of thousands of jobs since last year, and with a median income for individuals hovering around $30,000 per year, there is a persistent need for better-paying jobs that can support families.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Carlsbad Current Argus: Federal Stimulus Could Boost New Mexico Renewable Energy, Create Jobs, Study Says

Posted by Adrian Hedden on Aug 3, 2021

CarIsbad Current Argus highlighted the benefits of a clean energy stimulus for New Mexico, citing AEE's Leah Rubin Shen on the report. Read snippets below and the full article here

Renewable energy sectors could bring a multi-billion-dollar boost to New Mexico’s economy along with thousands of jobs, per a recent study, if supported by federal stimulus money.

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Topics: AEE In The News