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The Market Tabloid: The Indiana Senate Has Approved a Necessary Change in the Renewable Energy Bill

Posted by Andrzej Kowalski on Apr 8, 2021

The Market Tabloid quoted AEE’s Caryl Auslander on amendments to an Indiana bill that will provide more local autonomy through renewable energy incentives. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

The Indiana Senate altered some parts of renewable energy that were problematic. The House version of the energy bill was outlining requirements for the wind and solar projects while sidelining the local government from making an impact in the projects. The amendment proposed by Sen. Mark Messmer assumes a different procedure that is inclusive of the local government…

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Washington Examiner: Biden Infrastructure Plan Proposes 'Cash for Clunkers'-Style Rebate Program. Would it Work?

Posted by Josh Siegel on Apr 7, 2021

Washington Examiner outlines Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer’s plans for electric vehicle rebate programs, quoting AEE’s Ryan Gallentine on the potential for expanding consumer demographics. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal promises to give consumers point-of-sale rebates to buy American-made electric vehicles in order to help battery-powered cars become affordable for everybody.

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IndyStar: After Local Pushback, Indiana Bill on Wind, Solar Standards Takes a '180 Degree Turn'

Posted by Sarah Bowman and London Gibson on Apr 2, 2021

IndyStar outlined amendments to an Indiana bill that will provide incentives for less restrictive wind and solar ordinances, quoting AEE’s Caryl Auslander on industry prospects. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

A bill that would have overridden local ordinances that restrict or prohibit wind power in Indiana has taken a “180 degree turn” after pushback from local officials.

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Utility Dive: State of the Electric Utility 2021: Gas Doubts Rise, DER Focus Wanes, and 5 Other Key Takeaways

Posted by Larry Pearl on Apr 1, 2021

Utility Dive highlighted key takeaways from their 2021 SEU Survey Report, quoting AEE’s Lisa Frantzis and Ryan Katofsky on current market trends and referencing AEE Market Report data. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

Utility Dive today released its 8th annual State of the Electric Utility (SEU) Survey Report, which is chock full of data and insights about the power sector.

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Wall Street Journal: Biden's Big Infrastructure Plan Would Further Boost Renewable Energy

Posted by Russell Gold and Katherine Blunt on Mar 31, 2021

Wall Street Journal outlined Biden’s massive infrastructure plan which will support clean energy development and deployment, quoting AEE’s Nat Kreamer. Read excerpts below and the full story here (sub req).

President Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan would supercharge an already booming clean-power sector by expanding subsidies and addressing key bottlenecks impeding the shift to a greener grid.

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AZ Capital Times: Senate to Vote on Taking Power from Regulators

Posted by Howard Fischer on Mar 31, 2021

AZ Capitol Times quoted concerns from AEE’s Shelby Stults around a bill that would restrict the Arizona Corporation Commission’s ability to set energy policy for utilities. The story was also covered by AZ Central. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

Rejecting arguments about economic development, clean air and even constitutional issues, a Senate panel voted along party lines March 31 to strip the Arizona Corporation Commission of its power to set energy policy for utilities.

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PV Magazine: Senate Bill Would Give Clean Energy Companies Direct Access to Tax Credits

Posted by Tim Sylvia on Mar 26, 2021

PV Magazine highlights AEE's support of a Senate bill that would incentivize renewable energy development by allowing for direct pay of ITCs. The story was also covered by Solar Power World. Read excerpts below and the full article here.

The bill aims to thaw frozen tax-equity markets and help the solar and clean energy sectors recover from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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E&E News: 37 Groups Release Federal Road Map for EVs

Posted by David Ferris on Mar 26, 2021

E&E News outlined clean energy coalition, Charge’s, blueprint for federal support of electric vehicles, noting AEE’s involvement. Read excerpts below and the full story here (sub req).

A new coalition of transit, environmental justice and electrification groups yesterday gave the Biden administration a blueprint for bending the government's machinery to support electric vehicles…

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Politico Morning Energy: By the Numbers

Posted by Matthew Choi on Mar 25, 2021

Politico's Morning Energy news highlighted findings from AEE’s Advanced Energy Now 2021 Market Report. Read excerpt below and the full newsletter here.

Advanced energy revenue hit more than $1.4 trillion worldwide in 2020, up 2.5 percent over 2019 — greater than pharmaceutical manufacturing globally and double that of coal mining, according to Advanced Energy Economy's annual market report.

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S&P Global: Texas Blackouts May Bring Winterization Mandates from FERC, Shape Federal Spending Priorities

Posted by Jasmin Melvin on Mar 24, 2021

S&P Global covered a recent AEE webinar on February Texas blackouts quoting Jeff Dennis and Suzanne Bertin on potential responses from FERC and Congress. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

Policy activity on grid resilience has seen an uptick in the month since an Arctic blast left millions of Texans without power for days, and the federal policy response could bring new requirements for generator winterization and inform stimulus and infrastructure spending priorities, a Washington insider said March 24.

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