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Washington Examiner: How Democrats Gave Virginia's Biggest Utility no Choice but to Commit to 100% Clean Energy

Posted by Josh Siegel & Abby Smith on Mar 19, 2020

Washington Examiner covered how Virginia became the first Southern state to target 100% clean energy with the passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act, noting AEE's engagement and study, and quoting key patron Senator McClellan. Read excerpts below and the entire Washington Examiner piece here. 

Dominion Energy, Virginia’s largest utility, didn’t have much of a choice but to sign onto a 100% clean electricity goal after Democrats took the state’s legislature in 2019. “It's a matter of, we are going to get there, and you can either be part of the conversation on how to get there or not,” Jennifer McClellan, a Virginia state senator representing the Richmond area who was the lead sponsor of the state’s recently passed 100% carbon-free electricity legislation.

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Washington Examiner: FERC Order Doesn't Doom Renewables One Company Says

Posted by Josh Siegel & Abby Smith on Jan 31, 2020

Washington Examiner covered a Competitive Power Ventures's official perspective of FERC's proposed pricing rule, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire Washington Examiner piece here. 

A competitive power company developing renewable energy projects is insisting it won’t be forced to shift away from wind and solar because of FERC’s recent move to boost fossil fuels.

“We are very bullish on renewables,” said Tom Rumsey, senior vice president of external and regulatory affairs for Competitive Power Ventures. “Renewables aren’t dead,” he told Josh. 

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Washington Examiner: FERC Pressured to Revisit Order Targeting Renewables

Posted by Josh Siegel & Abby Smith on Jan 22, 2020

Washington Examiner featured AEE's coalition filing with AWEA, SEIA, and ACORE asking FERC to revisit its December 'MOPR' order in its Daily on Energy column. Read excerpts below and the entire Washington Examiner piece here.
 
A coalition of clean energy groups called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Wednesday to revisit its controversial December order to raise payments to fossil fuel plants in the PJM power market to combat state policies that subsidize renewables and nuclear. The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), American Wind Energy Association, Solar Energy Industries Association, and Advanced Energy Economy filed a joint request for rehearing and suggested they would sue if FERC does not change course...

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Washington Examiner: Wondering What Trump's Latest Nominee Would Mean for the Electric Grid

Posted by Josh Siegel & Abby Smith on Oct 2, 2019

Washington Examiner's 'Daily on Energy' covered Trump's Republican nominee for FERC, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire Washington Examiner piece here.

Clean energy groups worry that President Trump’s new Republican nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, James Danly, would take a hands-off approach to the role, meaning he could be reluctant to push through changes to modernize the electric grid.

Not much is known in utility industry circles about Danly, the FERC general counsel since 2017 and a former lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, but he did hint at his view of the role of FERC members in a speech in April at Skadden's Energy Regulation and Litigation Group's 14th Annual Energy Conference in which he espoused a “humble regulator approach.”

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