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The Washington Post: How Joe Manchin’s change of heart could revive the U.S. solar industry

Posted by Evan Halper on Jul 30, 2022

The Washington Post analyzed how the new climate package will benefit production of solar technologies, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey on the impact. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The bill, negotiated in part by Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), would deliver billions of dollars in tax and other incentives to U.S. solar manufacturers, equipping them with government support on a scale of those China used to corner the market.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Harrison Godfrey

E&E News: Cash, tech, speed: How the Senate bill boosts clean energy

Posted by Benjamin Storrow | E&E News on Jul 29, 2022

E&E News detailed the Senate climate bill, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey on incentives for clean energy in the Inflation Reduction Act. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The Senate budget reconciliation deal could open the door to a green power grid, a key ingredient in slashing emissions enough to meet the country’s near-term climate ambitions.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Harrison Godfrey

Canary Media: Clean energy would get big boost from new climate bill. Just how big?

Posted by Jeff St. John on Jul 28, 2022

Canary Media detailed how funding from the IRA would be allocated, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey on the massive impact the bill will have on US clean energy technologies. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Senator Joe Manchin has agreed to work with Democratic Senate colleagues to quickly pass a climate and health bill that could direct nearly $370 billion over 10 years toward clean energy, electric vehicles, pollution reduction and energy security — potentially the largest-ever single federal investment in fighting climate change. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Harrison Godfrey

UtilityDive: Nearly 20 states push ahead with truck electrification plan

Posted by Kate Magill on Jul 28, 2022

UtilityDive reported on expanding infrastructure for electric trucks, quoting AEE's Ryan Gallentine on the plan's creation of a consistent framework for states. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Nearly 20 states and jurisdictions have signed on to an action plan striving for 100% electric medium and heavy-duty vehicle sales by 2050.

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Topics: AEE In The News, electric vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

Bloomberg: Manchin-Schumer Climate Deal Would Boost US Cleantech Makers

Posted by Brian Eckhouse on Jul 28, 2022

Bloomberg reported on the IRA and its impact on cleantech, quoting AEE's Nat Kreamer on what reconciliation means for the clean energy industry. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The landmark US Senate climate deal announced late Wednesday would boost cleantech manufacturing, a sector that’s struggled to compete with China.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Nat Kreamer

UtilityDive: Western RTO could add up to $79.2 billion to regional economy, report finds

Posted by Kavya Balaraman on Jul 27, 2022

UtilityDive analyzed AEE's Western RTO Economic Impact Study, quoting AEE's Amisha Rai on RTO conversations with policymakers. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The creation of a West-wide regional transmission organization could generate between 159,000 and 657,000 permanent jobs through 2030, as well as up to $79.2 billion in additional gross regional product per year across the 11 Western states, according to a new report.

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Topics: 21st Century Electricity System, AEE In The News, Amisha Rai

Spectrum News1: Texas mulling decision to apply for federal funds to bolster power grid

Posted by Reena Diamante on Jul 26, 2022

Spectrum News1 explored the future of the Texas power grid in the wake of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, quoting AEE's Ignacio Guajardo on the best solutions for a clean grid. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The State of Texas faces a decision whether to seek some federal funding under the bipartisan infrastructure bill President Joe Biden pushed through Congress to help strengthen the state’s power grid. After a deadly winter storm left millions of Texans freezing and in the dark, all eyes are on the state’s power grid amid this summer’s extreme heat. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, 21st Century Electricity System, AEE In The News, Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance, Texas

Utility Dive: Upheaval in utility regulation emerging nationally as Hawaii proves a performance-based approach

Posted by Herman K. Trabish on Jul 12, 2022

Utility Dive compared reforms for utility performance, quoting AEE's Ryan Katofsky on how Hawaii's low-cost reforms are improving service. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Many states are working on regulatory reforms focused on utility performance, but some compromise approaches may be self-defeating, performance-based regulation, or PBR, consultants said.

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Topics: Utility, Regulatory, AEE In The News, Ryan Katofsky

Coloradans are concerned about air quality, support clean-trucks rule, poll finds

Posted by Chase Woodruff on Jul 11, 2022

Colorado Newsline detailed local air pollution concerns quantified in a new poll conducted by YouGov for AEE, quoting AEE's Emilie Olson on what solutions Coloradans support for a cleaner future. Read snippets below and the full article here

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Topics: AEE In The News, electric vehicles, Emilie Olson

S&P Global: Supreme Court ruling may lead to more limited FERC climate reviews for pipelines

Posted by Corey Paul and Zack Hale on Jul 7, 2022

S&P Global detailed how a Supreme Court's ruling will limit EPA's authority, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis on how the decision could also impact FERC's pipeline reviews. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision restricting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate planet-warming emissions could constrain efforts by the majority at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to elevate consideration of climate change in the agency's decisions.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News, Jeff Dennis