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California’s Dominance of U.S. Electric Transportation Supply Chain Puts State in Position for Further Workforce Gains

Posted by Monique Hanis on Apr 22, 2021

New report shows California’s electric transportation-related workforce expected to nearly double by 2024; already 3,900 companies across the state  are involved in electric transportation, while related industries with more than half a million workers have an opportunity to quickly retool and retrain to meet market demand for business and job growth.

SACRAMENTO, CA, April 22, 2021 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a report that shows 3,900 electric transportation-related California businesses dispersed across 55 of its 58 counties as of 2019. Employment in electric transportation (ET) is expected to nearly double by 2024 to an estimated 68,000 workers as demand for electric vehicles (EV) and EV charging infrastructure grows.

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Report: Illinois Well-Positioned to Lead Growth of Electric Transportation Sector

Posted by Monique Hanis on Apr 12, 2021

New report shows electric transportation-related jobs expected to increase by 83% by 2024; 560 companies across the state already employ 5,200 workers; related industries have opportunity to quickly retool and retrain to meet market demand for business and job growth.

SPRINGFIELD, IL, April 12, 2021 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a report that shows Illinois employs an estimated 5,200 electric transportation-related workers at 560 businesses in 97 of its 102 counties. This figure is expected to increase by 83% by 2024 to an estimated 9,500 workers to meet growing market demand.

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Biden Infrastructure Plan Will Drive Economic Recovery While Accelerating Shift to 100% Clean Energy Future

Posted by Monique Hanis on Mar 31, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2021 – Today, national business organization Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded details released by the White House of President Biden's proposed infrastructure investment, The American Jobs Plan, expected to be formally presented by the President in Pennsylvania later today. Along with remarks by CEO Nat Kreamer, AEE shared its stimulus policy priorities and related recent industry reports demonstrating the economic gains of investment in advanced energy deployment, including the electric transportation supply-chain and latest U.S. industry growth data.
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Report: In 2020, Advanced Energy Revenue Reached $1.4 Trillion Worldwide; U.S. Market Totals $240 Billion

Posted by Monique Hanis on Mar 25, 2021

Revenue by Industry
Global advanced energy revenue exceeded pharmaceutical manufacturing and was double coal mining; U.S. market was nearly equal to food and beverage stores, nearly double electrical equipment and appliances.

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced that total revenue for advanced energy worldwide reached $1.4 trillion in 2020, growing by 2.5% over 2019, following 7% growth in the year prior. The U.S. advanced energy market hit $240 billion in revenue, down 2%, on par with the U.S. GDP decline, after growing 18% in 2019. Excluding the impact of volatility in ethanol (a subsegment of Advanced Fuels), U.S. advanced energy revenue grew about 8% in both 2020 and 2019.

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Business Group Applauds Unanimous Pennsylvania Senate Committee Passage of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Bill

Posted by Monique Hanis on Mar 23, 2021

SB 435 encourages deployment of electric vehicles, sets up processes for charging infrastructure development and utility EV programs.
 
HARRISBURG, March 23, 2021 – Today, national business organization Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the State Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee's unanimous passage of SB 435*, the Pennsylvania Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act.
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BREAKING: Arizona House, Senate Passed Bills Create Electric Power Market Uncertainty, Hurt Business

Posted by Monique Hanis on Mar 3, 2021

Arizona bill HB2248, passed by House, revokes the Arizona Corporation Commission’s authority over critical electrical generation rules and policies; SB1459 passed by Senate adds uncertainty in administrative review of ACC rule-making.

PHOENIX, March 3, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy reacted to Arizona House passage of HB2248* (31-28-1) and Senate passage of SB1459* (16-14 along party lines). HB2248 would revoke the authority to create or enforce rules and policies on “critical electrical generation” from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), the state’s elected regulatory body for utilities and electricity. SB1459 makes it easier for investigations brought forward by the legislature easier to apply to the ACC, disrupting and duplicating current admin review processes.

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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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