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AEE Responds to FERC Split Vote on PJM’s MOPR Changes

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 29, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29 — National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released the following statement in response to FERC’s split vote on PJM Interconnection’s proposed changes to the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR):

“Today’s notice from FERC that PJM’s proposal to establish a more narrowly focused MOPR was approved by operation of law is good news for consumers and advanced energy businesses,” said Jeff Dennis, AEE’s managing director and general counsel. “By targeting capacity resources built pursuant to legitimate state policies for mitigation, the expanded MOPR imposed on PJM by FERC in 2019 threatened to increase costs for consumers, unjustifiably exclude advanced energy technologies from the PJM capacity market, and interfere with the achievement of state and customer clean energy goals. The narrowly-tailored MOPR that will now be in effect returns this market rule to its original purpose of addressing the narrow circumstances where it has been shown that capacity buyers have the actual incentive and ability to manipulate market prices. 

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Clean energy businesses call for passage of the Build Back Better Act

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 27, 2021

The message to Washington: “The technology, and workforce, for a clean energy economy are ready to go. Now it’s time to invest.”
 

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2021 — In an open letter to Congress and the White House, business leaders from across the advanced energy industry are calling for the passage of the Build Back Better Act. The call to action was organized by national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), in partnership with its affiliate organization Advanced Energy Works, which published the open letter online and in a full page ad in the Washington Post. 

“Our companies are ready to invest in the manufacturing, development, installation, and use of the technologies that will support our nation’s transition to 100 percent clean energy and transportation. But we need Congress’ help to do it,” says the letter, which is signed by the CEOs of over two dozen advanced energy companies. The businesses that signed the letter include developers and installers of renewable energy, technology innovators that are making our nation’s electric grid smarter and more efficient, and suppliers of zero-emission vehicles and charging infrastructure.

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Utility Dive: FERC Chair Glick wants mandatory winterization standards for power plants following Texas grid failure

Posted by Robert Walton on Sep 24, 2021

Utility Dive outlined FERC and NERC's move for stronger weatherization standards, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The February 2021 cold snap was not the first time U.S. power plants and gas transportation systems failed under extreme cold conditions, the joint report makes clear. Rather, it was the fourth time in the last decade that cold weather "jeopardized bulk-power system reliability due to unplanned cold weather-related generation outages."

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Statement in Support of Maria Robinson’s Nomination to Assistant Secretary in the Department of Energy

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 22, 2021

Robinson is a former policy director at AEE with a track record of supporting market competition and the expansion of clean energy choices

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2021 – Today, President Biden nominated Massachusetts legislator Maria Robinson to be Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity of the U.S. Department of Energy. National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) celebrates the choice of Rep. Robinson, who is a former policy director at AEE, a national association of advanced energy businesses and buyers.

AEE President Heather O’Neill released the following statement in support of Robinson’s nomination:

“Advanced Energy Economy is thrilled to support the nomination of Maria Robinson to serve the Department of Energy as an Assistant Secretary. Maria has long been a champion of policies that empower innovative technologies to improve our nation’s energy systems. We look forward to continuing our work with her and the rest of the Department in shaping a national energy system that is clean, reliable, and resilient.”

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Colorado Sun (Opinion): The Technology, and Workforce, For Clean Energy Already are in Place. Now it’s Time to Invest

Posted by Emilie Olson on Sep 20, 2021

Colorado Sun published AEE Emilie Olson's op-ed on the state's clean energy workforce. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The payback would be 6-to-1, and would save Coloradans billions in energy costs.

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Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois Now Boasts the ‘Most Equitable’ Climate Law in America. What Will That Mean?

Posted by Brett Chase and Dan Gearino on Sep 17, 2021

Chicago Sun Times and Inside Climate News covered Illinois's new climate and energy law, quoting AEE's Daniel Bloom on the social and economic benefits of embracing clean energy. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Besides setting targets for a switchover to clean energy, it comes with promises of equitable job creation and an emphasis on helping communities hit hardest by fossil-fuel pollution...

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Utility Dive: House Committee to Vote on Expanded EV and Clean Energy Tax Credits, Including Storage, Hydrogen

Posted by Jason Plautz on Sep 14, 2021

Utility Dive quoted AEE's Leah Rubin Shen on aspects of the House reconciliation bill. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The House Ways and Means Committee will meet Tuesday to vote on tax incentives for clean energy and electric vehicles as part of the committee’s portion of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation spending plan. 

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Florida Electric Vehicle Road Map Sets Course to Infrastructure Investment and Jobs in the State

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 14, 2021

FDOT’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Road Map outlines opportunities for the state legislature and Public Service Commission to act on EV infrastructure, increasing transportation resilience.

TALLAHASSEE, September 14, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for finalizing its comprehensive Electric Vehicle Road Map. Required by SB 7018,* the long-term plan suggests a number of programs the Public Service Commission or state legislature could take up next session, such as providing funding to fill charging infrastructure gaps, establishing statewide electric vehicle (EV) adoption goals, implementing a competitive grant program to spur private investment, and electrifying the state’s fleets to increase resiliency.

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AEE Lauds Domestic Manufacturing Provisions in Build Back Better Package Now Before House Committees

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 13, 2021

A host of measures included in draft legislation would boost domestic production and U.S. jobs in a growing clean energy economy

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2021 — National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), which represents clean energy companies and large clean energy buyers, expressed support for domestic manufacturing provisions in the Build Back Better (BBB) Act put forward by the House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees, which will mark up their sections of the legislation this week.  

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Illinois General Assembly Passes Historic Clean Energy Legislation

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 13, 2021

National business group applauds Illinois General Assembly for completing legislation that puts the state on path for 100 percent clean energy by 2050 and creating tens of thousands of jobs 

SPRINGFIELD, September 13, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the Illinois General Assembly for passing Senate Bill 2408, House Amendments #1, #2 and #4, a comprehensive bill that puts Illinois on a historic path for 100 percent clean energy by 2050 and will create tens of thousands of good high-paying jobs in the coming years. The Senate vote was 37-17 for SB2408, House Amendments #1, #2 and #4, the same bill passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 83-33 on September 9th.

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