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Las Vegas Review Journal: Nevada could net jobs joining West energy collective, study says

Posted by Sean Hemmersmeier on Aug 13, 2022

Las Vegas Review Journal detailed Nevada's progress toward a more interconnected power grid, featuring findings from AEE's Western RTO economic impact study. Read snippets below and the full article here.

A newly published study shows Nevada could get billions in benefits and thousands in jobs if the state joins a western energy collective.

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Topics: AEE In The News

S&P Global: 'Lots of work left to do' on US grid expansion as climate bill nears passage

Posted by Zack Hale on Aug 10, 2022

S&P Global discussed what a rise in clean energy development means for US electric transmission capacity, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis on what final rules FERC will need to issue for developers. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The U.S. Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act is projected to unleash a new wave of clean energy development that gets the nation close to achieving its 2030 climate goals. The measure will also raise the stakes for ongoing policy efforts to expand the U.S. electric transmission system and expedite environmental reviews, according to industry experts.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Jeff Dennis, FERC

Utility Dive: Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act with $369B in energy and climate spending

Posted by Ethan Howland on Aug 8, 2022

Utility Dive reported on the Senate approval of the IRA, quoting AEE's Nat Kreamer on how tax credits will benefit clean energy developers. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The Senate approved the Inflation Reduction Act on a party-line vote Sunday, sending the bill to the House of Representatives for a scheduled vote on Friday.

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

RTO Insider: Senate Passes Inflation Reduction Act

Posted by K. Kaufman on Aug 7, 2022

RTO Insider reported on the passage of the IRA in the Senate, quoting AEE's Nat Kreamer on the importance of this legislation for clean energy. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Following a marathon overnight session of debate and amendments, the U.S. Senate on Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act with all of its $369.75 billion in clean energy spending intact.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Nat Kreamer

Canary Media: Could the Inflation Reduction Act revive solar manufacturing in the US?

Posted by Eric Wesoff on Aug 5, 2022

Canary Media analyzed the IRA's impact on domestic industrial policy for solar power and other clean energy technologies, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey on how solar manufacturing credits will benefit American manufacturing. Read snippets below and the full article here.

If the Democrats’ major climate and tax bill becomes law, the United States might actually end up with an effective industrial policy for the clean energy and electrification sectors.

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

Virginia Business: SCC approves Dominion’s $9.8B offshore wind farm

Posted by Courtney Mabeus and Robyn Sidersky on Aug 5, 2022

Virginia Business reported on the SCC's approval of Virginia's offshore wind farm, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey the project's economic impact. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The State Corporation Commission has approved Dominion Energy Inc.’s application for the proposed $9.8 billion Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project (CVOW), which calls for the construction of 176 wind turbines 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

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

Houston Chronicle: Democrats seek to reshape global supply chains for clean energy through spending bill

Posted by James Osborne on Aug 4, 2022

Houston Chronicle discussed clean energy provisions in Senate budget reconciliation, quoting AEE's Harry Godfrey on the industrial policy impact. Read snippets below and the full article here.

For more than a decade, the United States has relied on cheap technology from abroad to fuel its shift towards clean energy. Now President Joe Biden and Democrats are looking to bring that practice to an end, as they seek to pass sweeping new climate legislation deterring clean energy developers from using foreign-made technology.

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

RTO Insider: Study Tallies Economy-wide Benefits of Western RTO

Posted by Robert Mullin on Aug 1, 2022

RTO Insider discussed AEE's Western RTO study, detailing the economic benefits and job creation. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Released last week by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the Western RTO Economic Impact Study was prepared by Energy Strategies and Peterson & Associates. It draws on analysis Energy Strategies performed for a state-led study published last year to quantify the electricity system benefits of a Western RTO.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Economic Impact

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