[San Francisco, January 21, 2016] – Today, Advanced Energy Economy released the following statement on the occasion of California Governor Brown’s State of the State address.
“Under Governor Brown’s leadership, we can say that the state of California’s advanced energy industry is strong and leading the charge as we work to build a prosperous economy for California running on secure, clean, affordable energy,” said Steve Chadima, Senior Vice President and Director of California Initiatives at Advanced Energy Economy, a national business group. “AEE and our member companies look forward to working with the Governor and legislative leaders on maintaining market certainty as we reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, deploying the cost-effective use of cap-and-trade funds, and providing advanced energy transportation options for all."
Last year, California’s advanced energy industry grew to employ an estimated 500,000 people across the state deploying a number of technologies and services that are detailed in a new compendium, This Is Advanced Energy, available for download here. This new catalogue profiles 52 distinct technologies and services that make up advanced energy today: how they work, how they are currently deployed, and how they are changing our energy system. From building efficiency to wind and solar power, and from demand response to electric vehicles, advanced energy is being used to lower costs for consumers, improve reliability and resiliency, offer more customer choice and control, and increase market competition.
About Advanced Energy Economy
Advanced Energy Economy is a national association of businesses that are making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. AEE and its State and Regional Partner organizations are active in 26 states across the country, representing more than 1,000 companies and organizations in the advanced energy industry. Learn more at https://www.aee.net.
- See the statement online [HERE].
- AEE’s new directory of 52 technologies and services, This Is Advanced Energy.
- California Advanced Energy Employment Survey, Dec. 2014