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Utility Dive: Clean energy sector eyes window for passing federal tax breaks amid challenge of high energy prices

Posted by Larry Pearl on Apr 8, 2022

Utility Dive outlined Congress' reconciliation window, citing AEE's Leah Rubin Shen on a the importance of passing clean energy tax credits. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Clean energy stakeholders see a window in the next few months for Congress to pass broad clean energy tax breaks amid high energy prices and an ever-narrowing legislative calendar.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Leah Rubin Shen

Politico Pro: New York set to mandate zero-emissions school buses by 2035

Posted by Marie French on Apr 7, 2022

Politico Pro summarized New York's landmark electric school bus adoption measures, citing AEE's Ryan Gallentine on the benefits. Read snippets below and the full article here (sub. req.).
 
The electric bus mandate targets the state's roughly 50,000 school buses that shuttle children every day.
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Topics: AEE In The News, electric vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

The Hill: EV leaders want Biden to be more aggressive with Defense Production Act

Posted by Zack Budryk on Apr 3, 2022

The Hill outlined Biden's use of the Defense Production Act, quoting Harry Godfrey and Nat Kreamer expanding its use to encompass battery storage, heat pumps, and more. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Industry figures and environmental groups are urging President Biden to go beyond his initial use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) and seize the opportunity to build out supply chains and infrastructure to accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels.  

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

Utility Dive: Biden invokes Defense Production Act to bolster domestic battery manufacturing for EVs, energy storage

Posted by Ethan Howland on Apr 1, 2022

Utility Dive cited AEE's Harry Godfrey on Biden's decision to invoke the Defense Production Act and spur domestic production of minerals. Read snippets below and the full article here.

In an effort to increase U.S. energy independence, President Joe Biden on Thursday invoked the Defense Production Act to spur domestic mining and processing of minerals used to make batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage facilities.

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

amNY (Opinion): New York poised to lead the ‘charge’ on electric school buses

Posted by Leah Meredith on Mar 29, 2022

amNY published Leah Meredith's op-ed on the budget provisions need to accelerate electric school bus adoption in New York. Read snippets below and the full article here.

With more than 45,000 traditional school buses on the road, New York has the largest school bus fleet in the country. That makes the Empire State the perfect candidate to make the jump from diesel to emissions-free school buses. Earlier this year, Governor Kathy Hochul committed to fully electrifying New York’s school buses by 2035. Now, with the state budget due April 1, New York is poised to become the first state in the nation to deliver the resources schools need to provide 100 percent clean rides for kids. 

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Topics: State Policy, AEE In The News, Leah Meredith

Utility Dive: New York adjusts standby, buyback rate methodologies, sweetening value proposition for NYC storage

Posted by Robert Walton on Mar 24, 2022

Utility Dive detailed New York's new standby and buyback rate methodologies, quoting AEE's Danny Waggoner on the benefits for energy storage. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The New York Public Service Commission on March 16 issued an order adopting a new cost allocation methodology for standby and buyback service rates that advanced energy solutions providers say will improve the value proposition for distributed energy resources like electric vehicles, storage and demand management...

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Topics: Regulatory, AEE In The News, Danny Waggoner

Politico Pro: Glick’s climate focus at FERC puts a target on his back

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Mar 23, 2022

Politico Pro outlined what's at stake for federal energy policy as Glick's term nears its end, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis on the need for a fully staffed commission. Read snippets below and the full story here.
 
The FERC chair may see his efforts to put climate change at the forefront of federal energy policy cost him his job.
 
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Topics: Regulatory, Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News, Jeff Dennis

Canary Media: FERC Order 2222: Experts offer cheers and jeers for first round of filings

Posted by Jeff St. John on Mar 14, 2022

Canary Media detailed how U.S. grid operators are planning to open up their energy markets to distributed energy, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis on FERC Order 2222 and initial implementation plans and Caitlin Marquis on baseline erosion. Read snippets below and the full article here

The future of the power grid lies in tapping the gigawatts of capacity coming from distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar, home batteries, electric vehicles and energy-smart devices — DERs for short. Ultimately, this will radically reconfigure how the U.S. electricity grid works. But getting there will be a long and complicated process...

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News, Caitlin Marquis, Jeff Dennis

Washington Examiner: Environmentalists on their heels say green energy needed now more than ever

Posted by Jeremy Beaman on Mar 10, 2022

Washington Examiner highlighted advocate calls to phase out America's fossil fuel reliance, quoting AEE's Nat Kreamer on the national security impacts. Read snippets below and the full article here.

IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN: High and rising costs for oil are compounding the price of gasoline to record national averages, and the pressure is on President Joe Biden to bring short term relief by encouraging more extraction of fossil fuels.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Nat Kreamer

Governor Polis and advanced energy industry celebrate latest steps toward a resilient, interconnected western grid

Posted by Cayli Baker on Mar 3, 2022

Colorado continues to lay the foundation for a Western regional grid and significant economic development with CETA formation.
 

DENVER, March 3, 2022 – Today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis joined Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) in celebrating the formation of the Colorado Electric Transmission Authority (CETA), which is the state’s latest step toward a resilient Western regional power grid. With the Governor’s final appointments announced this week, CETA can begin working to modernize and streamline Colorado’s electric transmission planning process, remove long-standing barriers to clean energy projects, and lead to significant economic development and revenue generation for communities across the state.

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Topics: Press Releases, AEE In The News, Colorado