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KRON4: Energy Experts Explain Why California has So Many Power Alerts Lately

Posted by Jonathan Taraya and Eric Rucker on Jul 13, 2021

KRON4 summarized the reasons for power supply issues in the west, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen. Read snippets below and the full article here. Read Fox40’s coverage here.

(KTXL) – With California’s electric grid operator issuing more frequent Power Alerts lately, local energy experts are offering insight as to why the state is facing power supply issues.

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Transition Virginia: Dive Into the Virginia Clean Economy Act

Posted by Michael Lee Pope and Thomas Bowman on Jul 12, 2021

Transition Virginia interviewed AEE’s Harry Godfrey on the Virginia Clean Economy Act and its effect on the renewable energy market. Listen to the segment here.

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Utility Dive: As Chatterjee’s Tenure Ends, FERC Could Be ‘Single Most Impactful Agency’ on Climate: Rep. Casten

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jul 12, 2021

Utility Dive summarized FERC’s search for a replacement for outgoing Commissioner Chatterjee (former AEE staffer Maria Duaime Robinson among top picks), quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

As the clock ticks down on Commissioner Neil Chatterjee's time at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the task of finding a replacement commissioner is growing more urgent for industry and environmental groups. But in Congress, the appointment is being less closely watched than by the industry, despite its potential to accelerate Democratic priorities on renewables integration, fossil fuel infrastructure and more, according to one Democratic representative.

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S&P Global: Biden Order Could Prompt FERC to Act on Utility-Sector Competition, Experts Say

Posted by Zack Hale on Jul 12, 2021

S&P Global summarized the potential effects of Biden’s executive order making regulations from federal agencies like FERC more competitive, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

A new executive order issued by U.S. President Joe Biden could serve as an impetus for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to crack down on anti-competitive behavior while encouraging more wholesale power market expansion, according to industry experts.

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E&E News: Largest Grid Operator Advances Overhaul of FERC Market Rule

Posted by Jeffrey Tomich on Jul 9, 2021

E&E News summarized a potential revamp of grid operation rules in parts of the U.S., quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The operator of the bulk power grid across parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest is proposing to revamp controversial market rules — a change that could empower states to reshape energy policies to address climate goals.

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E&E News: 4 State Trends Remaking U.S. Electricity


E&E News summarized four trends in energy law, quoting AEE’s Sarah Steinberg and Ryan Gallentine. Read snippets below and the full article here.

From Oregon to Massachusetts, lawmakers this year pushed through measures boosting electric vehicles, promoting environmental justice and setting targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But as this year's legislative sessions show, clean energy plans can also face uphill battles — and in some states, fossil fuels are getting a boost.

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LA Times: Pandemic Caused Many Boomers to Retire. What That Means for the Economy—And Everyone Else

Posted by Don Lee on Jul 8, 2021

LA Times summarized trends of older workers retiring earlier in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, quoting AEE’s former senior communications director Monique Hanis. Read the full article here. Finger Lakes Times covered the story here.

When the health crisis struck early last year, workers of all ages were laid off by the tens of millions. But the result of the pandemic-induced recession is turning out to be vastly different for older workers than for their younger counterparts.

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Riverbender: Illinois Ranks #1 In Site Selection Magazine’s Annual Sustainability Rankings

Posted by Riverbender Staff on Jul 3, 2021

Riverbender summarized Illinois’ plans for sustainable energy development and their ranking as a top location by Site Selection Magazine, citing an AEE report. Read snippets below and the full article here.

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois tops the nation in Site Selection magazine’s annual ranking of the top locations for sustainable development, released today. The state moves up from the third spot in the 2021 report, which combines standard green metrics such as LEED-certified buildings, renewable energy use and green building incentives with measures such as the areas’ corporate social responsibility profiles in order to identify the best locations in the world for sustainable development. Illinois has bested California, Michigan, New York and Minnesota for the top spot in 2021.

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E&E News: Western U.S. Grid Plan Could Remake Renewables

Posted by Edward Klump on Jul 2, 2021

E&E News summarized potential plans for RTO expansion in the west, quoting AEE’s Amisha Rai. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Stronger grid collaboration may finally be within reach for the western U.S., offering to reshape how wind and solar power is shuttled from state to state in the era of decarbonization.

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Times of San Diego: Opinion: California Needs Senate Bill 551 to Make a Zero-Emissions Future Happen

Posted by Jason Anderson and Eddie Price on Jun 29, 2021

Times of San Diego published an opinion piece advocating for the passage of California SB 551, citing an AEE's Electrifying California supply chain report.. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The political battles in Congress over the size of an infrastructure package that will accelerate our transition to a greener economy and zero-emission transportation future do not reflect the urgency needed to ensure that all San Diegans can benefit from increased adoption of electric vehicles.

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