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Political Climate Podcast: Rolling out historic infrastructure funding

Posted by Julia Pyper on Apr 21, 2022

Political Climate spoke with Leah Rubin Shen about the IIJA rollout, Biden's climate goals, and clean energy tax credits. Listen to the episode here.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — a historic $1.2 trillion investment package passed by Congress on a bipartisan basis — has received little fanfare since President Biden signed it into law last November. The bill contains more than $80 billion to advance the clean energy transition and respond to climate change. But where exactly will those dollars go?

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

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

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

AEE CEO’s statement ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Posted by Adam Winer on Mar 1, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2022 – Today, ahead of the State of the Union address, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) urged President Joe Biden to look toward advanced energy for the sake of national security and to better protect Americans from future spikes in the prices of fossil fuels. 

AEE CEO Nat Kreamer, who is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan where he served in the Special Forces and was awarded the Bronze Star, released the following statement:  

“I returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2006 determined to help the United States free itself from fossil fuels. Now, with Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, we have even more reason to accelerate our country’s transition to clean energy.  

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Nat Kreamer

Clean energy trade associations urge FERC to act on near-term interconnection improvements

Posted by Adam Winer on Feb 14, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 14, 2022 Today, the American Clean Power Association, Advanced Energy Economy, and the Solar Energy Industries Association filed supplemental comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to emphasize the need and opportunity for near-term interconnection improvements.

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Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Jeff Dennis

AEE files appeal on proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market at U.S. Court of Appeals

Posted by Cayli Baker on Feb 8, 2022

AEE joins other clean energy groups in appealing the FERC decision to reject a rehearing of its approval of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2022 — Today, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) joined a coalition of clean energy, environmental, and community groups from across the Southeast in filing a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit seeking review of the approval of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Jeff Dennis

Politico: A Georgia solar factory shows the promise — and peril — of Biden's new industrial policy

Posted by Gavin Bade on Jan 2, 2022

Politico Pro outlined the manufacturing implications of Washington's latest energy plans, citing AEE's Nat Kreamer on domestic manufacturing growth. Read snippets below and the full article here

DALTON, Ga. — Tucked in the back of a nondescript industrial park in north Georgia, a factory sits as a symbol of what the Biden administration hopes will come from America’s new, bipartisan experiment with industrial policy.

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Topics: Federal Policy, PowerSuite in the News

Advanced Energy Industry Calls on Congress to Build Back Better in 2022

Posted by Adam Winer on Dec 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, December 21, 2021 – National business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) continues to advocate in favor of the federal budget reconciliation legislation commonly known as the Build Back Better Act, and today released the following statement on behalf of its federal policy director Leah Rubin Shen: 

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Topics: News Update, Federal Policy, Press Releases, Leah Rubin Shen

U.S. Electric Transportation Workforce Set to Double by 2024

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 11, 2021

New report finds U.S. electric transportation industry is projected to nearly double over five years, creating an additional 141,000 jobs, with additional 2 million workers able to quickly retrain to benefit from market growth

WASHINGTON, DC, August 11, 2021 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released an analysis quantifying the nationwide economic benefits of a growing electric transportation industry. As demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and investment in EV charging infrastructure grows, industry employment is expected to double from 2019 levels to nearly 300,000 jobs by 2024.

“Economic opportunities will ripple throughout the supply chain and maintenance sectors as the domestic electric vehicle industry grows quickly over the next few years,” said Ryan Gallentine, policy director at AEE. “The electric vehicle industry already employs people across all 50 states, and policymakers should expand those opportunities with incentive programs that make it easier for consumers and business fleets to fully electrify.”

The report, Building an Electric Transportation Economy in the United States," produced by BW Research Partnership for AEE, analyzes the current electric transportation industry across the U.S. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Advanced Energy Employment, Press Releases, Legislative, Manufacturing and Infrastructure

Federal Stimulus Investment in Advanced Energy Infrastructure Could Deliver Trillions to U.S. Economy, Millions of Domestic Jobs, and Billions in Consumer Savings

Posted by Jane Reynolds on Jun 24, 2021

Report shows that proposed $600 billion in federal stimulus investments for advanced energy infrastructure could create millions of jobs, save consumers billions in energy costs, and add $3.5 trillion to U.S. GDP.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2021 — Today, national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a report quantifying the benefits of proposed national stimulus infrastructure investment in the advanced energy sector. An investment of $600 billion would add $3.5 trillion to the national economy, create more than 28 million new jobs (in job years), generate over $600 billion in annual tax revenue at all levels of government, and save consumers over $74 billion annually on energy costs. The report was released in the midst of active negotiations on an infrastructure package to be considered by Congress. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases