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New York’s Electric Transportation Sector Offers Booming Job Opportunities

Posted by Cayli Baker on Apr 29, 2021

Report shows New York-based jobs in electric transportation (ET) projected to grow 32% by 2024; with 882 businesses already employing 4,200 ET-related jobs in 61 counties, ET industry delivers diverse employment across the value chain and expands opportunities for workers in adjacent and supporting industries.

ALBANY, April 29 2021 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a report examining the economic and workforce potential as New York State’s Electric Transportation (ET) industry expands. The report reveals that 882 businesses in 61 of New York’s 62 counties employ an estimated 4,200 electric transportation-related workers. This figure is expected to increase by 32% by 2024 to an estimated 5,500 workers.

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Utility Dive: New York Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring All New Vehicle Sales be Zero-Emissions by 2035

Posted by Robert Walton on Apr 29, 2021

Utility Dive outlined the New York legislature’s measure to adopt a 100% ZEV target, citing AEE’s Electrifying New York Report and quoting Ryan Gallentine on how the state can meet its ambitious new goal. Read snippets below and the full story here.

New York lawmakers on April 26 passed legislation to require all sales of new passenger cars and trucks in the state be zero emission by 2035. The measure now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, to sign or veto…

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Arizona Legislature Confuses Oversight of ACC, Creating Regulatory Uncertainty

Posted by Cayli Baker on Apr 28, 2021

PHOENIX, April 28, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) condemned Arizona legislators’ passage of Senate Bill 1459*. The bill is now headed to Governor Ducey’s desk. If signed, it will create duplicative oversight that will delay decisions from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), the body that regulates the state’s energy system and utilities. This policy will hurt Arizona ratepayers and the business community by eliminating the regulatory certainty needed for reliable and affordable energy. After being amended on the floor, the bill passed out of the House of Representatives on Monday April 25 with a vote of 31 to 28 and one abstention. It was sent back to the Senate for a final reading, where it passed 16 to 14. 

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Capital News Illinois: Illinois Invests $15 Million to Fuel Two New Manufacturing Programs

Posted by Grace Barbic on Apr 28, 2021

Capital News Illinois highlighted two new manufacturing programs in Illinois, referencing AEE’s “Electrifying Illinois” report. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday the state is distributing funds to two downstate Illinois community colleges for electric vehicle manufacturing and renewable energy generation training programs.

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Utility Dive: New York Regulators Address Data Access Issues in Bid to Grow Clean Energy Development

Posted by Robert Walton on Apr 27, 2021

Utility Dive quoted AEE’s Danny Waggoner on improving data access to increase clean energy progress. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

Dive Brief:

  • The New York Public Service Commission on April 15 adopted a new framework governing access to energy data, aiming to better enable energy service entities (ESEs) to develop new clean energy resources, products and technologies…
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Public News Service: Clean-Energy Experts Predict Federal Dollars Will Spur NV Job Boom

Posted by Suzanne Potter on Apr 27, 2021

Public News Service quoted AEE’s Sarah Steinberg on the prospect for jobs growth in Nevada with federal investments in clean energy resources. The story was picked up by Patch. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Experts forecast up to 400,000 new jobs in Nevada as a result of the Biden administration's climate-change goals and infrastructure plan…

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CT Mirror: A Battle to Get More Clean Energy into New England’s Electric Grid is Underway

Posted by Jan Ellen Spiegel on Apr 26, 2021

CT Mirror examined the ISO-New England market, quoting AEE’s Caitlin Marquis on the benefits of a regional competitive wholesale market. Read snippets below and the full story here.

In January 2020, Katie Dykes, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection — speaking to environmental advocates attending the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters annual environmental summit — leveled this broadside at the independent system operator that runs the six-state New England electricity grid and the federal authorities that govern it:

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NBC-TV (KCRA-3): Why California's Electric Vehicle Workforce is Expected to Double by 2024

Posted by Ty Steele on Apr 22, 2021

NBC KCRA-3s Ty Steele interviewed AEE’s Amisha Rai on California’s electric transportation workforce and industry, connected to AEE's new related report . Read snippets below and watch the 3.5 minute interview here.

California's electric vehicle workforce is expected to double by 2024. It's a result of the state policies promoting zero-emission technologies.

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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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Microgrid Knowledge: Advanced Energy Jobs on the Rebound After COVID-19 Hit

Posted by Ethan Howland on Apr 22, 2021

Microgrid Knowledge covered AEE’s 2021 National Jobs Fact Sheet and the Advanced Energy Now 2021 Market Report, highlighting employment and microgrid market prospects. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

After getting slammed by COVID-19 last spring, jobs at advanced energy companies are rebounding but remain below prepandemic levels, according to Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a trade group. The report found that the segment that includes microgrids also experienced a downturn.

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