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Politico: Biden Gets his First Energy Crisis — and an Opening

Posted by Eric Wolff and Lorraine Woellert on Feb 16, 2021

Politico examined massive Texas grid failures resulting from extreme cold weather and quoted AEE’s Jeff Dennis on the case for scaling investment in advanced energy technologies.  Read excerpts below and the full story here.

The extreme weather that forced power outages from North Dakota to Texas on Tuesday triggered a bout of the usual finger-pointing about the causes. But it could also deliver a boost to President Joe Biden’s efforts to upgrade infrastructure, counter climate change and expand the reach of renewable energy.

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Washington Examiner: Biden Climate Goals Mean Conflict with Natural Gas, the Resource Behind Recent Emissions Reductions

Posted by Abby Smith on Feb 15, 2021

Washington Examiner analyzed President Biden’s progressive decarbonization plans, quoting AEE’s Nat Kreamer on current industry acceleration and actions the Biden administration should prioritize. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

President Biden's aggressive goal to completely decarbonize the power sector in the next 15 years brings him directly in conflict with natural gas, the resource that has largely driven U.S. emissions reductions to date…

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Public News Service: Four Pivotal Electric-Vehicle Bills Advance to Virginia Senate

Posted by Diane Bernard on Feb 10, 2021

Public News Service examined four bills moving through the Virginia General Assembly, quoting AEE’s Harry Godfrey on Virginia’s need for expanded electric vehicle markets. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Following Virginia's landmark passage of the Clean Economy Act last year, four bills advancing to the state Senate would help make the Commonwealth more environmentally friendly by electrifying its transportation sector.

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AEE Urges Biden Administration, Congress to Adopt Clean Energy Policies to Drive Economic Growth

Posted by Cayli Baker on Feb 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) urged the Biden administration and U.S. Congressional leaders to adopt stable, long-term tax policies for critical advanced energy and clean transportation incentives. AEE signed on a joint letter supported by 45 industry and environmental groups calling on the new administration to promote workforce development, support strong labor standards, and spur domestic manufacturing in the earliest possible legislative vehicle this Congress. Nat Kreamer, CEO of AEE, commented on how to add flexibility for advanced energy tax credits: 

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Houston Chronicle: Goodbye, Gas? The Era of Electric Cars is Coming Faster Than Anyone Thought

Posted by James Osborne on Feb 5, 2021

Houston Chronicle detailed the electric vehicle industry boom across the U.S., quoting is AEE’s Nat Kreamer. Read excerpts below and the full story here (sub req). The story appeared in three other Texas news outlets including LMTonline.

One of the questions that has long plagued automobile executives was whether motorists — after a century of pulling into gasoline stations for a near instant fill up — would be willing to switch to electric vehicles typically requiring hours-long charges.

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Florida Budget Would Allocate $165 Million for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

Posted by Cayli Baker on Feb 2, 2021

Governor DeSantis introduces new Resilient Florida program, investing in advanced energy technologies and climate-resilient infrastructure across the state.

TALLAHASSEE, February 2, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the provision in Governor Ron DeSantis’ proposed budget that would allocate $165 million for climate-resilient infrastructure development. The remarks come from Ebo Entsuah, principal at AEE:

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Greentech Media: Growing Energy Markets: Southwest Power Pool Expands Day-Ahead Trading to the West

Posted by Jeff St. John on Feb 1, 2021

Greentech Media profiled Southwest Power Pool’s Western Energy Imbalance Service Market, quoting AEE’s Amisha Rai on market integration. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

Interstate grid operator Southwest Power Pool has expanded its wholesale energy market, the latest step in a series of nationwide moves aimed at bringing more efficiency to parts of the country rich in renewable energy potential but lacking in the energy trading regimes to make the best use of it.

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Virginia Mercury: One Year After Clean Economy Act’s Passage, Solar Land Use Tensions Linger

Posted by Sarah Vogelsong on Feb 1, 2021

Virginia Mercury reported on proposed bills addressing land use issues as more solar projects are considered under the new Virginia Clean Economy Act, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

Spotsylvania County: 6,350. Fauquier County: 3,500. King William County: 1,262. Each number recited by Del. Charles Poindexter, R-Franklin, to a House panel during the second week of the 2021 General Assembly session represented the number of acres that local governments in Virginia have approved for solar projects to date. 

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Bloomberg: Biden’s Secret Weapon to Cleaning Up Energy Is Spelled FERC


Bloomberg detailed FERC’s role in achieving President Biden’s climate and energy ambitions, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full story here (sub req).

President Joe Biden outlined ambitious new plans for taking on climate change on Wednesday, but the most potent weapon may already be in his arsenal. The five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is poised to play a pivotal role fulfilling Biden’s clean-energy ambitions, including his vow to strip greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector over the next 14 years. FERC could help Biden deliver on those promises by fostering carbon prices on electricity, propelling a massive build-out of high-voltage power lines and making it harder to build natural gas pipelines… 

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Greentech Media: Biden Executive Orders Set Broad Federal Role in Clean Energy and Climate Change Mitigation

Posted by Jeff St. John on Jan 27, 2021

Greentech Media outlined President Biden’s executive climate actions, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on what federal purchasing power means for job growth. Read excerpts below and the full story here

President Joe Biden signed a sprawling set of executive orders on Wednesday ordering federal agencies to procure carbon-free energy and electric vehicles, spur commercialization of clean energy technologies, accelerate clean energy generation and transmission projects and ensure that disadvantaged communities get a fair share of the ensuing economic and environmental benefits. 

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