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E&E News: How the Pandemic is Delivering the Electric Truck

Posted by David Ferris on Sep 25, 2020

E&E News reports how COVID-19 has impacted electric truck transition in the delivery industry with example of AEE member Amazon, quoting AEE's Matt Stanberry. Read excerpts below and the full piece here (sub. req.).

Call it a coronavirus side effect. As millions of homebound customers turn to e-commerce for shopping, a new kind of vehicle is starting to appear on the manifest: the electric delivery truck...

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NJ Spotlight: Fierce Debate Over NJ’s Clean-Energy Goals Centers on Possible Abandonment of Regional Power Grid

Posted by Tom Johnson on Sep 22, 2020

NJ Spotlight News reported on the New Jersey debate over leaving the PJM wholesale market as it seeks to meet clean energy goals, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the whole piece here (the story was also reposted by New Jersey's NPR affiliate WHYY here). 

Will the state’s clean-energy goals be more readily achieved by remaining in the regional power grid or by bolting it out of fear that staying — along with certain federal policies — could undermine efforts to combat climate change?

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E&E News: How a Trump Appointment Could Shape Energy Policy

Posted by Niina H. Farah and Lesley Clark on Sep 21, 2020

E&E News covered the impact of Trump's Supreme Court appointment on energy law given the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire E&E News piece here (sub. req.). 

A new Supreme Court appointment at the twilight of President Trump's first term could shift how justices respond to regulatory challenges and dull Chief Justice John Roberts' swing vote in cases with important energy and environmental consequences. And if Trump loses in November, it could complicate Biden administration efforts to address climate change and make it tougher to roll back Trump's deregulatory agenda.

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Energy News Network: Despite Grim Outlook, Advanced Energy Could Help Lead Economic Recovery, Experts Say

Posted by Kari Lydersen on Sep 21, 2020

Energy News Network covered advanced energy's role in revitalizing economies after the pandemic, featuring AEE's Illinois jobs data example, quoting AEE's Daniel Bloom. Read excerpts below and the entire Energy News Network piece here

Advanced energy — including energy efficiency and renewable power  — provide far more jobs than hotels and motels or the retail industry, according to a recent analysis by the business group Advanced Energy Economy.

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Houston Chronicle: In Oil Capital Houston, Leaders Are Pushing For a Renewable Future. What Will It Look Like?

Posted by Erin Douglas on Sep 21, 2020

The Houston Chronicle reported on the debate about what the energy transition means for Houston's identity, referencing TAEBA's Texas jobs analysis. Read excerpts below and the entire Houston Chronicle piece here.

Houston wants to be the renewable capital of the world. Or, the clean tech capital. Or the energy transition capital. Or maybe the Energy 2.0 capital. It depends on whom you ask...

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The Free Lance-Star: Column: Virginia Can Lead on Clean Energy and Maintain a Reliable Grid

Posted by Harrison Godfrey on Sep 17, 2020

Fredericksburg's Free Lance-Star published AEE's Harrison Godfrey's correction to an editorial that asserted rolling blackouts in California are the future for Virginia as it transitions to clean energy. Read excerpts below and the entire The Free Lance-Star piece here.

As a record heat wave struck California in recent weeks, and grid operators were forced to institute rolling blackouts, Free Lance-Star editors jumped too quickly to blame clean energy resources [“A cautionary energy tale from California, Editorial, Aug. 30]... In a letter to the governor, the heads of California’s energy agencies have stated point-blank: “Renewable energy did not cause the rotating outages.” Instead, a complicated series of system and planning failures, which are detailed in the letter, led to the blackouts...

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Inside INdiana Business: Clean Energy Jobs Continue Growth in Indiana

Posted by Alex Brown on Sep 16, 2020

Inside INdiana Business covered AEE's 2020 Indiana Advanced Energy Jobs fact sheet, quoting Indiana AEE's Caryl Auslander. Read excerpts below and the entire Inside INdiana Business piece here. 

A new report from Indiana Advanced Energy Economy suggests the number of jobs in the advanced energy sector continues to grow in the Hoosier state. The report shows Indiana had nearly 91,000 people working in advanced energy in 2019, with significant growth in solar and energy storage jobs. The number of advanced energy jobs is about 25,000 more than the number of jobs in auto parts manufacturing in Indiana...

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E&E News: Chatterjee Promises to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy

Posted by Arianna Skibell on Sep 11, 2020

E&E News covered FERC chair Chatterjee's announcement to decrease barriers to clean energy, including quotes from AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts and the entire E&E News piece here (sub. req.).

Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is turning his attention to breaking down barriers for distributed energy resources like rooftop solar to participate in wholesale power markets. The long-anticipated move could deliver a boost to budding energy technologies and help the industry compete as a larger-scale resource for the electric grid...

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Utility Dive: FERC Rejection of NYISO Renewables Plan Could Prompt State-Managed Capacity Market, Advocates Say

Posted by Robert Walton on Sep 10, 2020

Utility Dive reported FERC rejected NYISO's proposal for capacity market rules to accommodate renewable energy, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts and the entire Utility Dive piece here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday rejected the New York Independent System Operator's (NYISO) proposal to alter its capacity market in order to accommodate the renewable energy required for the state to reach 70% renewable energy by 2030...

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Greentech Media: FERC Order May Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York's Capacity Markets

Posted by Jeff St. John on Sep 9, 2020

Greentech Media covered FERCs rejection of the latest proposal from New York's grid operator to allow renewable energy and battery resources to compete against fossil fuels in its wholesale capacity market, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire GTM piece here. 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected the latest proposal from New York's grid operator to allow renewable energy and batteries to compete against fossil fuels in its wholesale capacity market. That may give the state's regulators and policymakers more reason to consider alternatives to federally regulated energy markets. In a Friday order, FERC’s Republican majority denied grid operator NYISO’s proposal to restructure what it terms its “buyer-side market power mitigation rules” to allow wind, solar, batteries and other carbon-free resources to compete against fossil-fueled power plants in its Installed Capacity Market...

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