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Energy News Network: Q&A: Advanced energy advocate says Virginia governor's plan 'falls short'

Posted by Elizabeth McGowan on Oct 28, 2022

Energy News Network interviewed Kim Jemaine on Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's new energy plan. Read snippets below and the full article here

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin caused a stir early this month when he released an Energy Plan that doesn’t mention climate change in its 35 pages, an about-face from the carbon emissions-cutting pillars initiated by his Democratic predecessor.

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Topics: Virginia, AEE In The News, Kim Jemaine

AEE celebrates first projects funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand domestic battery manufacturing

Posted by Adam Winer on Oct 19, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2022 – Today, the Department of Energy announced it is awarding $2.8 billion to 20 companies using investments made in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The projects will go towards building and expanding commercial-scale facilities in 12 states to extract and process lithium, graphite, and other battery materials, manufacture components, and demonstrate manufacturing components from recycled materials. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Manufacturing

E&E News: Northeast embraces first-of-a-kind virtual power plant

Posted by Miranda Willson on Oct 13, 2022

E&E News reported on the announcement from AEE member company Sunrun that it had become the first company to provide power to customers through the use of a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in a regional energy market. AEE's Caitlin Marquis explained why the development was so important, and what still needs to happen in ISO-NE and in other regional energy markets to make VPP use more common. Read snippets below and the full article here.

New England became the first regional energy market to use a virtual power plant this summer, with thousands of home solar and battery storage projects exporting power to the grid.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Caitlin Marquis

New report identifies clean energy jobs for workers of all backgrounds that will grow dramatically with the Inflation Reduction Act

Posted by Adam Winer on Oct 13, 2022

Advanced energy industry jobs growing nearly twice as fast as the national average so far this year 

WASHINGTON, DC, October 13, 2022 – National business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) published an analysis of job opportunities in the advanced energy industry – which includes renewables, electrified transportation, and energy-saving technology solutions – and found that advertised positions grew nearly twice as fast as the national average (up 46% versus 27%) during the first eight months of 2022.

The study, produced in partnership with The Burning Glass Institute, a nonprofit labor market analytics center, also identified a wide range of high-growth occupations in the advanced energy industry for people with varying educational and training backgrounds, including a large percentage not requiring a bachelor’s degree. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Advanced Energy Employment, Press Releases

KUNR: A West-wide electricity market would be a boon for Nevada, study finds

Posted by Kaleb Roedel on Oct 11, 2022

NPR's Mountain West News Bureau featured AEE's Western RTO economic impact study, quoting Sarah Steinberg on how a regionally interconnected power grid can help tackle the region's reliability issues. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Linking the West’s electric utilities to form one organized market would create thousands of jobs and lower energy costs in Nevada, a new economic analysis suggests.

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Topics: 21st Century Electricity System, Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News, Sarah Steinberg

South Bend Tribune (Opinion): Viewpoint: Could Indiana be the Crossroads of an Electrified America?

Posted by Caryl Auslander on Oct 6, 2022

South Bend Tribune ran Caryl Auslander's opinion piece on how Indiana can solidify itself as a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles. Read snippets below and the full article here.

America is changing the way it drives, and Indiana is sitting in the driver’s seat. Our state will soon be home to thousands of new, good-paying jobs and record investment in electric vehicle and component production facilities at a moment when EVs are poised to take off.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Manufacturing, Electric Vehicles, Caryl Auslander

Inside Indiana Business: Study: Clean energy job growth outpacing other sectors

Posted by Alex Brown on Oct 5, 2022

Inside Indiana Business featured AEE's Indiana jobs fact sheet, quoting Caryl Auslander on how clean energy is outpacing other sectors. Read snippets below and the full article here

INDIANAPOLIS - A new report from Advanced Energy Economy says the increase in the number of clean energy jobs in Indiana more than doubled the state’s overall job growth in 2021. The national trade association says Indiana employed 89,000 Hoosiers last year in advanced energy jobs, representing a 6.9% increase over the previous year. “Advanced energy jobs are growing. They’re in-demand, high-paying jobs, and we’re just seeing a huge boom, especially in the electric vehicle space,” said Caryl Auslander, director of Indiana Advanced Energy Economy.

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Topics: State Policy, AEE In The News, Indiana, Caryl Auslander

RTO Insider: Gov. Youngkin Releases 2022 Energy Plan

Posted by Devin Leith-Yessian on Oct 4, 2022

RTO Insider examined Virginia's new energy plan, quoting Kim Jemaine on how it stifles the governor's goal of reliability, affordability, innovation, and competition. Read snippets below and the full article here

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on Monday released an energy plan that focuses on developing still-untested carbon-free resources while calling into question the ability of current renewable technology to make up for lost capacity as the state shifts away from fossil fuels.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, AEE In The News, Kim Jemaine

The Virginia Pilot: Youngkin describes his new energy plan as a flexible approach, but critics call it misguided

Posted by Katie King on Oct 3, 2022

The Virginia Pilot detailed Gov. Glenn Youngkin's new energy plan, quoting Kim Jemaine on how it takes the Commonwealth off course. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin unveiled a new energy plan on Monday that he said calls for a flexible approach.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, AEE In The News, Kim Jemaine

Loudoun Times Mirror: Virginia Governor seeks reliable power supply to meet future energy needs

Posted by Amena H. Saiyid on Oct 3, 2022

Loudoun Times Mirror detailed Virginia's new Energy Plan, quoting AEE's Kim Jemaine on how the updates run counter to the Governor's stated goals. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin is not ruling out any energy source including fossil fuels in his quest to provide the Commonwealth with a reliable and affordable supply of clean power. Instead, he is placing the Commonwealth’s energy future on a path towards more nuclear and natural gas generation as opposed to wind and solar.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, AEE In The News