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Canary Media: Arizona Rejects Plan for 100% Carbon-Free Electricity

Posted by Emma Foehringer Merchant on May 6, 2021

Canary Media summarized the Arizona Corporation Commission’s vote rejecting 100% clean energy rules, quoting AEE’s Shelby Stults on the outcome. Read snippets below and the full story here.

Arizona’s years-long effort to shift its electricity generation to entirely carbon-free sources hit a significant roadblock on Wednesday when state regulators voted against rules requiring 100 percent clean energy by midcentury.

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Topics: Regulatory, AEE In The News, Arizona

Greentech Media: Trump’s Reversal of Clean Power Plan Won’t Hurt Renewables, but It May Boost Coal

Posted by Emma Foehringer Merchant on Aug 21, 2018

This Greentech Media article looks at the newly released Trump EPA plan to regulate carbon emissions that replaces the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. AEE's Caitlin Marquis, manager of federal and state policy at Advanced Energy Economy is quoted multiple times throughout. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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Topics: AEE In The News

Greentech Media: PG&E Reflects on ‘Huge Uncertainty’ Created by California’s Wildfires

Posted by Emma Foehringer Merchant on Aug 9, 2018

Greentech Media's reporter filed this story about the financial challenges PG&E faces as a result of California's wildfires from AEE's Pathway to 2050 conference in Sacramento. While there, she covered remarks made by PG&E's Steve Malnight. See the entire story here and excerpts below:
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Topics: AEE In The News

GreentechMedia: Trump Signs Budget Bill With Relief for ‘Orphan’ Energy Technologies

Posted by Emma Foehringer Merchant on Feb 9, 2018

GreentechMedia reported on the congressional budget deal: "After a brief government shutdown, lawmakers passed a two-year budget deal that includes several key energy provisions... "The bill includes credits for fuel cells, energy efficiency, microturbines, combined heat and power, carbon capture, and nuclear power. The latter would extend nuclear benefits past 2020, allowing the country’s last large-scale nuclear project under construction, an expansion at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia, to benefit. "Clean energy advocates cheered the inclusion of the credits, even as lawmakers stared down the impending deadline... “'This legislation provides the market certainty that will support investment in technologies like fuel cells, combined heat and power, energy efficiency, geothermal and advanced nuclear,' said Malcolm Woolf, Advanced Energy Economy’s senior vice president for policy."   See the full GreentechMedia story here.  
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Topics: AEE In The News