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Utility Dive: Election 2020: States accelerated renewables under Trump. Could a Biden win slow that?

Posted by Emma Penrod on Oct 29, 2020

Utility Dive reported on impacts of a Biden presidency on the renewable energy sector on the state level, quoting AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

The bipartisan push in favor of more renewable energy deployment at the state level could evaporate under a Biden administration that may lean toward federal mandates, experts say. In 2018, Colorado was among a handful of states where energy and climate policy headlined state elections and led to Democrats seizing control of the state house, senate and governor's office. This year will be different.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Biden win could double annual solar deployments, increase financial impacts to utility customers — S&P

Posted by Emma Penrod on Oct 28, 2020

Utility Dive covered a recent S&P report on the impact of a Biden presidency on clean energy in the U.S., quoting AEE's J.R. Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here.

A victory by the Biden administration could nearly double the annual rate of solar deployment in the U.S., according to a new report by S&P Global Ratings, but the presidential candidate's pragmatic approach to the nation's ongoing energy transition could result in a more gradual implementation to minimize financial impacts to customers.

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Topics: AEE In The News