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California Governor doubles down on clean energy investments

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 10, 2022

Newsom’s proposed budget promises historic investments in clean transportation and clean energy, boosting the state’s efforts to get to a 100% clean energy and transportation system. 

SACRAMENTO, January 10, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended Governor Newsom for proposing over $6 billion in clean transportation and $2 billion in clean energy investments in today’s budget release. An investment of this scale will encourage additional zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) and advanced energy development in the state and put dollars to work in local communities to create new jobs and opportunities.  

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Topics: California Engagement, Press Releases

New York Governor green lights electric school buses

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 5, 2022

AEE applauds Gov. Hochul’s commitment in her State of the State address and stresses the need for robust, immediate, and equitable state incentives to help school districts cover upfront infrastructure costs and further accelerate progress toward New York’s clean energy goals.

ALBANY, January 5, 2022 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended New York Governor Hochul’s bold commitment to accelerate electric school bus deployment in this afternoon’s State of the State address. AEE has been a leading voice among a coalition of groups calling on New York to further invest in electric school buses, which would not only generate long-term savings for school districts, but also improve air quality for students, and help the state meet its clean transportation goals.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation, Press Releases, electric vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

Signing of bipartisan infrastructure package puts U.S. closer to achieving 100% clean energy

Posted by Cayli Baker on Nov 15, 2021

AEE delivering roadmap for states to implement new federal funding. 

WASHINGTON, November 15, 2021 – National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) congratulated President Biden today for signing the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and released a toolkit for state implementation of the advanced energy programs in the bill. AEE also continued to urge Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act to fully unlock the potential of these historic energy investments. 

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Topics: Press Releases

Business Group Applauds Senate Committee Vote Advancing FERC Nominee

Posted by Cayli Baker on Nov 2, 2021

With District of Columbia Public Service Commission Chairman Willie Phillips’ nomination moving forward, FERC moves toward having the full complement of commissioners needed to open wholesale markets to advanced energy technologies, support new transmission infrastructure, and bolster a clean energy economy.

WASHINGTON, November 2, 2021 – National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released the following statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ vote to favorably advance the nomination of District of Columbia Public Service Commission Chairman Willie Phillips to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to the Senate floor for confirmation:

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Topics: Press Releases

October 6 is Energy Efficiency Day

Posted by Cayli Baker on Oct 6, 2021

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AEE joins in sixth annual national campaign urging everyone to save money, cut pollution, create jobs

October 6, 2021, Washington, D.C. — Today, Advanced Energy Economy joins in the celebration of the 6th annual national Energy Efficiency Day (#EEDay2021) along with more than 8,800 regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, universities, and individuals. In a blog post published today, AEE notes that “less is more when it comes to energy,” as technologies and products that save energy also relieve stress on the nation’s power grid, improve resilience, and reduce costs for all consumers. With Congress currently considering landmark advanced energy investment in pending infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills, it’s more important than ever to recognize energy efficiency – the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut utility bills, and reduce pollution.

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Topics: Press Releases

Florida Electric Vehicle Road Map Sets Course to Infrastructure Investment and Jobs in the State

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 14, 2021

FDOT’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Road Map outlines opportunities for the state legislature and Public Service Commission to act on EV infrastructure, increasing transportation resilience.

TALLAHASSEE, September 14, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for finalizing its comprehensive Electric Vehicle Road Map. Required by SB 7018,* the long-term plan suggests a number of programs the Public Service Commission or state legislature could take up next session, such as providing funding to fill charging infrastructure gaps, establishing statewide electric vehicle (EV) adoption goals, implementing a competitive grant program to spur private investment, and electrifying the state’s fleets to increase resiliency.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases

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

Targeted Stimulus Investment in Advanced Energy Would Deliver Nearly $134 Billion to Virginia’s Economy

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jul 14, 2021

Economic analysis finds $20 billion in targeted stimulus investment would have a seven-fold impact, increasing Virginia’s gross state product and adding nearly 840,000 new jobs.

RICHMOND, June 14, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released an economic assessment that found $20 billion in public investments across a range of advanced energy technologies* would increase Virginia's gross state product (GSP) by nearly $134 billion. This level of targeted stimulus would attract $49 billion in complementary private investment, save customers $6.4 billion annually, and add 838,000 jobs, measured in job-years, for Virginians.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, Advanced Energy Employment, Press Releases

California Legislature’s Budget to Accelerate Economic Recovery and Clean Transportation

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 29, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the California legislature’s approval of advanced energy and clean transportation investment in its votes on the proposed budget for the state. This “budget bill junior” provides much-needed funding for critical programs that have accelerated California’s leadership in EV policy, including $525 million for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, $150 million for equity transportation programs, $124 million for in-state ZEV manufacturing grants and over $500 million for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases

AEE Joins Governor’s Signing Ceremony for Landmark Regional Electricity Grid and Transmission Bill

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 24, 2021

Governor Jared Polis signed bipartisan Senate Bill 72, calling for a multi-state, regionally interconnected electricity system to improve grid resilience, reliability, and reduce customers’ energy costs.

DENVER, June 24, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) participated in the signing ceremony for Senate Bill 72* (SB 21-072) by Governor Jared Polis. SB 72 enables critical investments in the electricity infrastructure needed to reliably transport clean energy across the state and region, and requires state utilities to join a regional transmission organization (RTO) by 2030. The bipartisan bill was passed by the House on June 3 (vote 49-15). 

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Topics: Press Releases