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Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 Washington D.C. As U.S. policymakers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tanks last week sent a letter encouraging PJM to continue its examination of the policy options and implications of carbon pricing in its market. The request comes at a time when many states in PJM either have, or are considering, policies that reduce carbon emissions in the electric sector and are grappling with how best to reconcile those policies with wholesale markets.

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Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 18, 2020

Federal Energy Regulator Kicks Off Conversation on How Carbon Pricing in Competitive Power Markets Could Spur Cost-Effective Emissions Reductions 

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2020 – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Wednesday seized a timely opportunity to facilitate a conversation on how competitive power markets can cost-effectively achieve carbon emissions reduction goals, says the Carbon Price Coalition, a diverse group of power generators, trade associations and think tank experts that in April called on FERC to explore the issue.

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Florida Gov. Signs Bill to Pave the Way for Electric Vehicles

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 9, 2020

AEE applauds Gov. DeSantis, Sen. Lee, and Rep. Ingoglia for leadership and vision in ensuring Florida is prepared for the growing EV market and economic growth opportunities 

TALLAHASSEE, June 9, 2020 — Today, Advanced Energy Economy reacted to Governor Ron DeSantis signing into law SB 7018*, a bill that directs the Florida Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Florida Public Service Commission, Office of Energy, and relevant stakeholders, to develop a plan for electric vehicle infrastructure in Florida. 

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Virginia AEE Applauds Gov. Northam's Appointment of Jehmal Hudson to State Corporation Commission

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 9, 2020

Hudson brings deep knowledge, experience and perspective on energy issues and markets from his roles at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the U.S. Congress

RICHMOND, June 9, 2020 — Today, business group Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (Virginia AEE) leader Harry Godfrey applauded the appointment of Jehmal Hudson by Governor Northam as commissioner of the State Corporation Commission.

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REPORT: Pennsylvania Could Leverage Electric Vehicle Supply Chain for Economic Growth

Posted by Monique Hanis on May 28, 2020

Electric transportation manufacturing, repair, and maintenance offer growth opportunities for sidelined industries, and could contribute to economic recovery for the state coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Dominion Energy Resource Plan Falls Short on Implementing Virginia’s New Clean Energy Law

Posted by Monique Hanis on May 5, 2020

Utility plan overstates costs and misses opportunity to deliver more savings for customers

RICHMOND, May 5, 2020 — Today, business group Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (Virginia AEE) reacted to the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP, Docket PUR 2020-00035)* filed by Dominion Energy (as Virginia Electric and Power Company) late Friday. The plan comes three weeks after Governor Northam signed the historic Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), legislation that requires Dominion Energy meet the Commonwealth’s energy demand it serves with 100% clean energy by 2045.

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Clean Energy Sector Disappointed in FERC’s MOPR Decision

Posted by Monique Hanis on Apr 16, 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2020 —  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today largely rejected the clean energy sector’s Request for Rehearing on its order to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market. While clarifying that voluntary RECs are not considered by the Commission to be a state subsidy, FERC otherwise affirmed its December 2019 decision.

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Impact of COVID-19 is Worsening and Relief Measures Have Not Helped, Advanced Energy Companies Say

Posted by Monique Hanis on Apr 16, 2020

Changing federal tax credits to direct payment would incur no added government cost, help advanced energy companies keep projects moving forward, and preserve jobs of workers needed to drive economic growth after the crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2020 – National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) today released a new fact sheet detailing the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on advanced energy companies across the country and calling for a shift of federal tax credits to direct payment as a no-cost solution to aid the industry. This fact sheet – a follow-up to an open letter sent to Congress and the White House on March 26 – is based on a new survey of AEE member companies that demonstrates worsening impact on the full range of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, grid services, and electric vehicle businesses that make up the broad advanced energy industry.

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Power Generators, Industry Groups, and Think Tanks Ask FERC to Examine Carbon Pricing to Reduce Emissions

Posted by Monique Hanis on Apr 14, 2020

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Broad coalition jointly requests FERC technical conference or workshop to discuss carbon pricing in wholesale electricity markets 

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2020 — As U.S. policy makers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tank experts this week asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to examine the policy options and implications of carbon pricing policies in competitive wholesale electricity markets. The request, submitted before FERC by a broad cross section of the electric industry and think tank voices, comes at a time when many states, utilities and electric markets are already considering policies that reduce carbon emissions in the electric sector and grappling with whether to integrate carbon pricing directly into the markets.

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Governor Northam Signs Virginia Clean Economy Act

Posted by Monique Hanis on Apr 13, 2020

New law puts Commonwealth on the path to economic recovery and healthy communities; to put tens of thousands of Virginians to work while reaching 100% Clean Energy by 2045

RICHMOND, April 13, 2020 - Gov. Ralph Northam's signature of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) makes the Commonwealth the first among Southern states to set a goal of 100 percent low-cost and efficient clean energy by 2045. The Act provides incentives for wind and solar power development, consumer ownership of rooftop solar systems, and steps to make old buildings and new construction more energy efficient. Among the goals set in the Act is a target of 5.2 gigawatts of power to come from offshore wind - enough energy to power 1.5 million Virginia homes.

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