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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

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

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

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

National Business Group AEE Urges Senate to Address America’s Aging Electric Grid with Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Posted by Adam Winer on Jul 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2021 – National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released the following statement after the United States Senate voted to proceed with a bipartisan infrastructure bill:

“The advanced energy industry applauds today’s forward progress on investments in our nation’s infrastructure, including investments in advanced energy infrastructure,” said Leah Rubin Shen, director at AEE. “The inclusion in today’s bipartisan agreement of funding to modernize our electric grid, build new transmission, and electrify our transportation system is a critical first step that sends a clear signal that policymakers recognize that advanced energy is a core component of our nation’s infrastructure and future economic prosperity.”

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Topics: Press Releases