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River Bender: Sen. Durbin Takes Senate Floor To Discuss Rivian Plant In Normal, IL., Ahead As Leader With Electric Trucks

Posted by News Staff on May 11, 2021

River Bender highlighted Senator Durbin’s speech on EV infrastructure in Illinois, citing industry job numbers from AEE’s Electrifying Illinois report. Read snippets below and the full story here.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today took to the Senate floor to highlight the exciting progress in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in Illinois. On the Senate floor, Durbin spoke about his recent visit to the Rivian plant in Normal, Illinois, ahead of the manufacturing facility beginning production of its inaugural line of electric trucks, SUVs, and delivery vans. Durbin emphasized that Rivian’s new plant, which was redeveloped from an idle Mitsubishi plant, is a viable blueprint for bringing manufacturing and vehicle infrastructure into the 21st century.

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Green Car Congress: New Report Finds California’s Electric Transportation Workforce Will Nearly Double by 2024

Posted by News Staff on Apr 22, 2021

Green Car Congress highlighted AEE’s "Electrifying California: Economic Potential of Growing Electric Transportation" report, outlining key findings and policy recommendations. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

A new report commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) projects that California’s electric transportation (ET)-related workforce will nearly double by 2024. With an estimated 3,900 ET-related businesses in 2019, California is already the leading state in electric transportation.

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Oklahoma Energy Today: New Challenge to Net Metering is Filed with FERC

Posted by News Staff on Apr 21, 2020

Oklahoma Energy Today reported on a New England group's filing on net metering with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that could impact renewable energy, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire Oklahoma Energy Today piece here. Utility Dive also covered the story, quoting Dennis.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is being asked to make a decision on “net metering” and it could possibly affect how Oklahoma utilities handle rates for solar and wind powered electricity. Under Oklahoma law, utilities are not allowed to impose extra charges for customers signed up for net metering up to 100kw in size or 25,000 khw/year, which ever is less. Nor can the utilities require new liability insurance as a condition for interconnection. But a recent filing has some legal experts suggesting that if okayed by FERC, it will “end net metering as we know it,” according to a report by Utility Dive.

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