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Indianapolis Star: Biden puts climate change at center of his campaign. Here's what it could mean for Indiana.

Posted by Sarah Bowman on Oct 21, 2020

The Indy Star covered the positive effects of Biden's proposed climate plan on Indiana's economy, referencing AEE's Indiana Jobs report. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has made climate change an integral component throughout his platform, even closely tying his plan for economic recovery from the pandemic to combating the climate crisis...

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RTO Insider: Governors’ Call for ISO-NE Reforms Draws Support

Posted by Jason York on Oct 16, 2020

RTO Insider reported on New England governors calling for reforms to ISO-NE, quoting AEE's Caitlin Marquis. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here (sub. req.).

When the governors of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont released a joint statement Wednesday calling for reforms to ISO-NE, it read less like an olive branch and more like a precursor to a seismic shift in relations between the states and the RTO.

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Solar Power World: If Illinois Could Get Its Act Together, Clean Tech Investments Would Add $350 Billion to Economy

Posted by Kelly Pickerel on Oct 8, 2020

Solar Power World reported on the eight-fold return on a $45 billion investment into clean technology in Illinois, quoting AEE's Daniel Bloom. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here

National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released results of a report that quantified significant economic benefits associated with investments in advanced energy deployment for the state of Illinois. The report, which was produced by international economics consultant Analysis Group for AEE, used an industry-standard modeling tool to estimate the impact of investing state or federal stimulus funds in advanced energy technologies, products, and services to boost economic activity in the wake of the COVID-19 slowdown.

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Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa Wind Energy Jobs Could Double or Triple Over the Next Decade

Posted by John Steppe on Oct 7, 2020

The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported on the rapid job growth in the wind energy sector and its impact on the economy, quoting AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here.

As many industries simply look for a path to survive the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, one industry has its eyes on exponential growth in the next decade. The amount of wind energy jobs — already at 9,000 to 10,000 — could double or triple over 10 years, with the right conditions, experts say.

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Greentech Media: What’s It Like to Be an HVAC Installer or Technician?

Posted by Chloe Holden on Oct 7, 2020

Greentech Media described the work of HVAC technicians for its Clean Energy Careers series, this one coinciding with Energy Efficiency Day and quoting AEE's Ryan Katofsky. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here.

One of the biggest jobs in clean energy is also one that is sometimes overlooked... The HVAC field (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) is split between installation and technician work, with some professionals performing both. According to industry group Advanced Energy Economy, half a million people in the U.S. are employed in the high-efficiency HVAC sector, with another 600,000 spending at least some of their time on the job working with high-efficiency HVAC equipment...

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California Current: 100 Billion Greenbacks for a Green California Recovery

Posted by Herman Trabish on Oct 5, 2020

The California Current reported on the impact of a $100 billion stimulus investment in California's advanced energy sector, referencing AEE's economic impact report and quoting AEE's Amisha Rai and Matt Stanberry. Read excerpts below and the entire piece here (sub. req.).

California policymakers are talking about legislation to fund a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic-clobbered economy... A $100 billion stimulus investment in advanced energy technologies can pay big dividends for California, according to a September study from the Analysis Group for Advanced Energy Economy (AEE).

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Utility Dive: FERC Carbon Pricing Conference Shatters Attendance Records, but Where Were the State Voices?

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Oct 5, 2020

Utility Dive reported on the FERC carbon pricing technical conference, noting the lack of state involvement and quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire article here.

A historic nine and a half hour discussion on carbon pricing attracted at least 2,000 viewers and broke previous attendance records for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference, according to Chairman Neil Chatterjee.

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E&E News: FERC Urged to Make Way for Carbon Pricing

Posted by Arianna Skibell on Oct 1, 2020

E&E News reported on FERC's Carbon Pricing technical conference, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full piece here (sub. req.).

Carbon pricing in regional wholesale power markets is a good if not necessary step to combat climate change and ensure reasonable rates for electricity customers. That was the consensus yesterday among 30 energy sector panelists who discussed the pricing mechanism before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Inside INdiana Business: Job Growth Continues in Indiana Clean Energy Sector

Posted by Alex Brown on Sep 28, 2020

Inside INdiana Business covered significant growth of jobs in Indiana's clean energy sector, quoting AEE's Caryl Auslander. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

A new report from a national public policy advocacy group for the energy sector says clean energy jobs are outpacing auto parts manufacturing jobs in Indiana. Advanced Energy Economy says Indiana had nearly 91,000 advanced energy jobs in 2019, which is a 0.3% increase over the previous year.

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Daily Energy Insider: Indiana Weighs How to Best Manage Transition from Coal to Renewable Energy

Posted by Jaclyn Brandt on Sep 28, 2020

Daily Energy Insider reported on Indiana's recent policy decisions to prevent coal plant shutdowns, quoting AEE's Caryl Auslander. Read excerpts below and the full piece here.

Indiana is confronting a complicated choice faced by a number of U.S. states: whether to close coal plants in favor of advancing renewable energy or to keep them open to support jobs. The electricity generation portfolios of Indiana electric utilities are becoming more diversified as they shift toward including more renewables and gas-fired generation facilities and less on coal-fired generation.

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