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USPS Delivery Vehicle Fleet Decision Squanders True Next-Gen Opportunity

Posted by Monique Hanis on Feb 24, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2021— Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reacted to the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) decision to procure internal combustion engine fleets rather than all electric vehicles for its next-gen strategy.

"The decision by USPS to start off its next-generation delivery vehicles with last-generation technology is a missed opportunity," said Leah Rubin Shen, federal policy director at national business group Advanced Energy Economy

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Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools to Procure Largest Electric Bus Fleet in Nation with Budget-Neutral Contract

Posted by Monique Hanis on Feb 24, 2021

Montgomery County School Board’s 16-year contract with Highland Electric Transportation for 1,400 electric school buses demonstrates simplified transportation electrification at scale

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 24, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy applauded the news that Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) board approved a 1,400 electric school bus fleet contract, the largest in the nation by a municipality. MCPS awarded the 16-year contract to Mass.-based Highland Electric Transportation (an AEE member) which will deliver, own, and charge the fleet. MCPS, located outside of Washington, D.C., serves over 200 public schools with more than 1,400 school buses, making it one of the Top 10 largest school bus fleets in the country.

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AEE Applauds President Biden's Appointment of Richard Glick as FERC Chairman

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jan 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reacted to the news that President Biden appointed Richard Glick to be Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

"We are thrilled that President Biden has selected Richard Glick to be Chairman of FERC. Chairman Glick is an advanced energy champion who, in his time at the Commission, has worked tirelessly to put a focus on removing the barriers that prevent advanced energy technologies from competing on a level playing field in wholesale power markets," said Jeff Dennis, managing director and general counsel at AEE.

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AEE Applauds Federal Court Decision to Reject Trump EPA's Clean Power Plan Roll Back

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jan 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reacted to the news that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) argument under the Trump administration that the Clean Air Act constrains EPA to only regulate improvements that can be made onsite at coal-fired power plants. The court essentially directed EPA to start over with a new regulatory approach after finding that the Trump EPA's so-called Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule failed to provide adequate environmental and public health protections.

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Why Organized Competitive Wholesale Markets are Better for Advanced Energy Buyers in Meeting Sustainability Targets, How to Make Them Better

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jan 19, 2021

Expanding competitive markets to Southeast and Western states and improving existing markets would enable corporations to boost investment and accelerate the clean energy transition

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2021 — A new report from the Advanced Energy Buyers Group, a business-led coalition of large energy users, explains why organized competitive wholesale markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (RTOs/ISOs) are foundational to many of the strategies that large energy buyers rely on to increase their use of advanced energy and meet their sustainability targets. The report also explains why expanding these markets to new regions and improving the design and operation of existing RTOs/ISOs would create more opportunities for corporate advanced energy procurement.

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Governor's Proposed Budget Will Accelerate California's Economic Recovery, Supported by Advanced Energy and Clean Transportation

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jan 8, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, January 8, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released the following reaction to Governor Gavin Newsom's proposed budget for the state of California. The remarks come from Amisha Rai, managing director at Advanced Energy Economy:

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REPORT: Potential for Federal Stimulus Investment Offers Hope for Nevada Economy Despite Grim Budget Projections

Posted by Monique Hanis on Dec 3, 2020

Analysis shows $10 billion in federal stimulus, invested in advanced energy technologies, would add $60 billion to Nevada’s gross state product, a six-fold return on investment; increase tax revenues; create jobs; and deliver annual savings to consumers

CARSON CITY, December 3, 2020 – This week, decision makers in Nevada are facing a grim reality, as the Economic Forum delivers its General Fund revenue forecast today. As Gov. Sisolak and state legislators prepare the biennial budget for FY 2021-2023, hope for a federal stimulus package has revived, with the incoming Biden administration making COVID-19 relief and rebuilding the economy among its top priorities.

With any federal dollars, Nevadans must make certain to invest in sectors that can leverage the stimulus for the greatest long-term impact. A report from national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) quantifies significant economic benefits associated with investments in advanced clean energy deployment for the state of Nevada.

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AEE Calls Indiana Task Force Report "Divorced from Reality" of Advanced Energy Benefits

Posted by Monique Hanis on Nov 23, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, November 23, 2020 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released the statement below in response to the final report released by the Indiana General Assembly’s 21st Century Energy Policy Task Force, referencing our Nov. 17 written testimony to the task force, and our 2021 policy priorities.

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Clean Energy Groups Call for Swift Action From U.S. Congress on Advanced Energy, Transportation Electrification

Posted by Monique Hanis on Nov 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 17, 2020 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy released this statement as a broad range of clean energy groups delivered a letter to leaders of the U.S. Congress calling for swift action to support deployment of advanced energy technologies and transportation electrification in must-pass legislation before yearend.

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AEE's Nat Kreamer on Delivering the Economic Value of  Advanced Energy Post-Election

Posted by Monique Hanis on Nov 4, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 4, 2020 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a statement as votes continued to be counted from yesterday's election.

"On this day after Election Day, the ballots are still being tallied, and it’s a fundamental principle of American democracy that every vote be counted. As we await final results, AEE pledges to work with the next administration and new Congress, as well as states across the nation, to deliver the value of advanced energy for jobs, economic growth, and consumer savings," said Nat Kreamer, AEE's CEO.

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