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Business Group AEE's Reaction to CPP Oral Arguments today

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Sep 27, 2016





[Washington, D.C., September 27, 2016] — Today, the case against EPA’s Clean Power Plan was heard by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. As national business group Advanced Energy Economy was an intervenor in the case, AEE's Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs Malcolm Woolf was there to hear oral arguments for and against. He had this reaction:

“Today’s oral arguments will help federal policy catch up to the market. 

“The Clean Power Plan is consistent with the direction that the market is already taking the U.S. electric power system. Because of that, states like North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota have already met their early targets and others like Arkansas have achieved their final 2030 requirement. Despite the stay while the case makes its way through the courts, nearly half the states are preparing to meet their EPA goals because it is needed for utility planning.

The Clean Power Plan will only accelerate changes in the electric power system already under way, and provide market certainty for the growth of advanced energy products and services. In the end, the Clean Power Plan’s goals will be neither costly nor difficult to achieve.”

About Advanced Energy Economy
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of businesses making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. AEE works with member companies located and doing business in California to help the state reach its energy and climate goals. Visit AEE online at 

Background Materials:

  • Additional comments from Malcolm before oral arguments (9/23) are here.
  • Map Graphic: Status of State CPP planning and litigation response for all 50 states—illustrated state maps are here.
  • Integrating Renewable Energy into the Electricity Grid, The Brattle Group report (with case studies from ERCOT and Xcel Energy Colorado) is here.
  • EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Reliability - Assessing NERC’s Initial Reliability Review, by The Battle Group is here.
  • Impacts of the Clean Power Plan on U.S. Natural Gas Markets and Pipeline Infrastructure is here.
  • Competitiveness of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in U.S. Markets report here.
  • State CPP compliance modeling shows for various states analyzed, most can comply and reduce electric costs for customers by incorporating energy efficiency, renewables and natural gas. See analysis and access model tools for Arkansas, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
  • This is Advanced Energy, a directory of 52 technologies, is here.
  • NERC’s Clean Power Plan “Phase I” Reliability Assessment: A Critique (of the April 21, 2016 report) is here.
  • Markets Drive Innovation: Why history shows that Clean Power Plan will stimulate a robust industry response report is here.

Media Contact: 

Monique Hanis
Director, Media Relations & Publications
Advanced Energy Economy
The business voice of advanced energy
202-391-0884 | | | @AEEnet @GreenerMonique

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