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Richmond Times-Dispatch (Opinion): Smart legislation will save money, point Va. toward EVs

Posted by Kim Jemaine on Jun 11, 2022

Richmond Times-Dispatch published a column by AEE's Kim Jemaine discussing the bipartisan passage of legislation in Virginia's Senate maximizing EVs in the state. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Thankfully, the passage of Senate Bull 575 - the so-called fleet optimization bill - proved that smart, fiscally responsible legislation still can get bipartisan support, and point the commonwealth toward a smarter transportation future.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Legislative, electric vehicles, Kim Jemaine

Indianapolis Business Journal (Opinion): IURC should say no to Duke’s planned gas-fired plants

Posted by Sarah Steinberg on Jun 10, 2022

Indiana Business Journal published an op-ed by AEE's Sarah Steinberg, explaining why IURC should invest in clean energy resources and reject Duke Energy Indiana's gas-fired plants. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Duke Energy is one of the nation’s largest utility companies, serving roughly 9 million people across six states. So when this Fortune 150 company announced plans to accelerate its energy transition and reach an entirely clean electricity generation portfolio by 2050, it received significant publicity, including here in Indiana. After all, with Duke Energy Indiana serving over 860,000 customers, this announcement should mean two things: good local jobs developing new energy resources and lower electricity rates from affordable wind, solar, energy storage, energy efficiency and demand management solutions.

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Topics: Utility, AEE In The News, Sarah Steinberg

Utility Dive: Arizona regulators again reject SRP’s proposed 820-MW gas plant expansion

Posted by Robert Walton on Jun 7, 2022

Utility Dive reported on the Arizona Corporation Commission's vote rejecting a proposed gas plant expansion, quoting AEE's Shelby Stults on clean energy solutions utility Salt River Project can pursue instead. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The Arizona Corporation Commission voted 3-2 on Monday to deny rehearing and reconsideration of Salt River Project’s proposed 820-MW expansion of the gas-fired Coolidge Generation Station. Community and clean energy advocates say the utility failed to present new evidence in favor of the project, which the regulators initially rejected in April.

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Topics: Utility, Regulatory, AEE In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Courier & Press (op-ed): CenterPoint’s power plant proposal a bad deal for businesses and consumers

Posted by Sarah Steinberg on May 26, 2022

Courier & Press published an op-ed by AEE's Sarah Steinberg explaining the concerns with CenterPoint's new natural gas power plant proposal. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Legally speaking, your electric utility is required to provide you service at the “lowest cost reasonably possible.”

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Topics: Utility, AEE In The News, indiana, Sarah Steinberg

Arizona Republic (op-ed): SRP doesn't need a bigger natural gas power plant to meet demand

Posted by Shelby Stults on May 22, 2022

Arizona Republic published Shelby Stults' op-ed on energy capacity solutions that Arizona utility Salt River Project should look to in place of a costly gas plant expansion. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Randolph residents breathed a sigh of relief last month after our state’s utility commissioners shot down a controversial gas-fired power plant expansion in Coolidge.

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Topics: Utility, AEE In The News, Shelby Stults

Utility Dive: California governor floats 5-GW, $5.2B ‘reliability reserve’ amid possible electricity shortfalls

Posted by Kavya Balaraman on May 17, 2022

Utility Dive examined Gov. Newsom's revised budget proposal earmarking funding for reliability, quoting AEE's Emilie Olson on what's next for negotiations. Read snippets below and the full article here.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Emilie Olson

Utility Dive: Arizona regulators again reject SRP’s proposed 820-MW gas plant expansion

Posted by Robert Walton on May 17, 2022

Utility Dive reported on the Arizona Corporation Commission's vote denying Salt River Project's proposed gas plant expansion, quoting AEE's Shelby Stults on cleaner energy options to consider. Read snippets below and the full article here.

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Topics: Utility, Regulatory, AEE In The News, Shelby Stults

The Washington Post: Big Oil investors reject calls for stricter climate goals — so far

Posted by Maxine Joselow on May 13, 2022

The Washington Post reported on federal clean energy tax credit negotiations, citing AEE-led meetings with Senator Joe Manchin and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to discuss the policy. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Clean energy executives on Thursday met separately with Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to discuss the clean energy tax credits in President Biden's stalled budget reconciliation bill.

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

Fox40 Sacramento: Governor Newsom requests funding to strengthen state electrical grid

Posted by Gurajpal Sangha on May 13, 2022

Fox40 Sacramento detailed California's proposal to improve grid reliability as the state continues to deal with potential blackouts, quoting AEE's Emilie Olson on how clean energy solutions can help . Read snippets below and watch the segment here.

In his revised budget proposal for the next fiscal year, Gov. Gavin Newsom is hoping to improve the electrical grid by spending more than $5 billion to increase the state’s production capacity by 5,000 megawatts over the next few years — or enough energy to power roughly 375,000 homes.

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Topics: California Engagement, 21st Century Electricity System, AEE In The News, Emilie Olson

Utility Dive: PJM releases road map for creating ‘grid of the future’ to handle coming renewables, storage wave

Posted by Ethan Howland on May 12, 2022

Utility Dive discussed the PJM plans for renewable energy  growth, quoting AEE's Kat Burnham on the grid operator's roadmap. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The report provides “guideposts” on the areas PJM and its stakeholders need to focus on to keep the grid reliable while meeting state clean energy goals, according to Katherine Burnham, Advanced Energy Economy policy principal.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Kat Burnham