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Arizona legislature passes bill to save schools time and money when purchasing electric school buses

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 24, 2022

Legislation to make it easier for school districts to evaluate electric school bus options moves to the Governor’s desk with overwhelming bipartisan support.

PHOENIX, June 24, 2022 — National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended the Arizona legislature’s passage of SB 1246, which will improve the ability of Arizona schools to access cost-saving transportation services. The bill, proposed by Senator Paul Boyer (R-Glendale) and sponsored by AEE, was passed unopposed by the Senate late last night and approved by the House with bipartisan support and is poised to make it easier for school districts to evaluate electric vehicle school buses and charging options.

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Topics: Press Releases, electric vehicles, Shelby Stults, Electric school buses

California's May revised budget sets the stage for much needed conversation around grid reliability

Posted by Cayli Baker on May 13, 2022

Governor Newsom’s updated budget proposal presents an opportunity to boost the state’s efforts toward a 100% clean grid, but should focus on clean energy reliability strategies to address short-term and long- term needs.

SACRAMENTO, May 13, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) responded to Governor Newsom’s proposed $8 billion in clean energy and $10 billion in clean transportation investments in his revised budget. 

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases

Colorado’s clean air investment package offers affordable path to electric school bus adoption

Posted by Cayli Baker on May 10, 2022

The $65 million grant program sets Colorado on track to electrify its school bus fleet and drive new electrification funding to the state.

DENVER, CO, May 10, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded Colorado’s new electric school bus grant program, which provides an initial $65 million investment for schools to more quickly make the switch to clean bus rides for kids. The program passed out of Legislature today as a part of Senate Bill 193, a broader air quality investment package. 

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Topics: Press Releases, electric vehicles, Colorado, Emilie Olson

Arizona legislature falls for phony energy reliability claims behind legislation that props up utilities, at cost to ratepayers

Posted by Cayli Baker on Apr 20, 2022

Clean energy business group expresses disappointment over newly passed bill that limits Arizona customers’ access to affordable advanced energy options. 

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Topics: Press Releases, Arizona, Shelby Stults

New York passes historic budget to lead the “charge” on electric school buses

Posted by Cayli Baker on Apr 8, 2022

Newly approved funding sets the state on the fastest timeline in the nation to electrify its 47,000 school buses. 

ALBANY, April 8, 2022 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended Governor Hochul and the New York legislature for committing to electrify 100% of the state’s 47,000 diesel school buses by 2035. The New York State operating budget solidifies a 2027 target of 100% electric sales for all new school buses, provides funding for charging infrastructure needed to power the transition, and extends lease terms to 12 years from five, offering school districts more flexibility and greater access to the long-term savings these vehicles generate. 

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Topics: Press Releases, AEE In The News, electric vehicles

Nevada gives green light to collaborative bus and truck electrification efforts

Posted by Cayli Baker on Mar 31, 2022

Governor Sisolak’s announcement that Nevada is joining the multi-state MOU puts Nevada on the fast track to transportation electrification and the economic benefits that come with it.  

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Topics: Press Releases, electric vehicles

AEE’s statement on White House remarks on electrifying heavy-duty vehicles

Posted by Cayli Baker on Mar 7, 2022

White House clean transit actions will drive jobs to America’s electrified transportation sector and pave a faster route to meeting EV adoption.

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) praised Vice President Kamala Harris’ remarks announcing federal action to accelerate clean transit and heavy-duty electric vehicle adoption. The announcement comes after the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed “Clean Trucks Rule,” which outlines standards for heavy-duty vehicle emissions that would reduce truck pollutants 90% below current EPA standards for model year 2031 vehicles, the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which included $5 billion in electric school bus funds, and the White House’s goal late last year to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030. These vehicles, which include school buses, trucks, and government fleets, account for nearly a quarter of the country’s transportation emissions.

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Topics: Press Releases, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, electric vehicles

Governor Polis and advanced energy industry celebrate latest steps toward a resilient, interconnected western grid

Posted by Cayli Baker on Mar 3, 2022

Colorado continues to lay the foundation for a Western regional grid and significant economic development with CETA formation.
 

DENVER, March 3, 2022 – Today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis joined Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) in celebrating the formation of the Colorado Electric Transmission Authority (CETA), which is the state’s latest step toward a resilient Western regional power grid. With the Governor’s final appointments announced this week, CETA can begin working to modernize and streamline Colorado’s electric transmission planning process, remove long-standing barriers to clean energy projects, and lead to significant economic development and revenue generation for communities across the state.

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Topics: Press Releases, AEE In The News, Colorado

AEE files appeal on proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market at U.S. Court of Appeals

Posted by Cayli Baker on Feb 8, 2022

AEE joins other clean energy groups in appealing the FERC decision to reject a rehearing of its approval of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2022 — Today, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) joined a coalition of clean energy, environmental, and community groups from across the Southeast in filing a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit seeking review of the approval of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Jeff Dennis

Arizona regulators reject fully vetted clean energy rules

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 26, 2022

After more than three years of stakeholder engagement, ACC turns its back on affordable pathway to 100% advanced energy resources.

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Topics: State Policy, Regulatory, Press Releases, Arizona