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Clean energy jobs bounce back from pandemic dip, poised to soar with new federal investments

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 6, 2022

The advanced energy industry employed 3.4 million workers at the end of 2021, and workforce growth outpaced overall U.S. job growth

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy released its annual U.S. advanced energy employment fact sheet highlighting job trends across the industry. Outpacing overall U.S. job growth, the advanced energy workforce took a strong upturn in 2021, employing 3.4 million workers at the end of 2021 and bouncing back from COVID-19 disruptions. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Nat Kreamer

Business Insider: The electric-truck game just got a huge boost from Biden's climate law, and players in these 3 white-hot markets are poised to cash in

Posted by Alexa St. John on Sep 1, 2022

Business Insider outlined how the electric vehicle space can cash in on the Inflation Reduction Act, quoting AEE's Ryan Gallentine on the tax credits and manufacturing incentives that will help the industry. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Consumer-focused electric-car startups might get pummeled by the Inflation Reduction Act's climate-focused electric-vehicle stipulations, but the commercial-truck space is looking at a huge boost.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

Arizona Republic: Arizona solar businesses, consumers expect to see huge benefits from Inflation Reduction Act

Posted by Gregory Svirnovskiy and Ryan Randazzo on Aug 27, 2022

Arizona Republic detailed how the Inflation Reduction Act will impact the state, citing Shelby Stults on the expected return on investment. Read snippets below and the full article here

With the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law, businesses are preparing for a rush of new opportunities for installing solar in Arizona, not to mention electric vehicles and chargers and other energy projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions...

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Utility Dive: What inflation – and the Inflation Reduction Act – mean for the clean energy sector

Posted by Kavya Balaraman on Aug 15, 2022

Utility Dive outlined how the Inflation Reduction Act is expected to impact the clean energy sector, citing AEE's Harry Godfrey on how support for clean energy projects can help curb current inflation rates. Read snippets below and the full article here.

High inflation in the U.S. could make things difficult for the clean energy sector, but the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act could more than make up for those impacts, experts say...

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

AEE celebrates passage of Inflation Reduction Act, a defining moment for clean energy in America

Posted by Cayli Baker on Aug 12, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act will transform the way America powers its homes and businesses while revitalizing domestic industry and making the nation more energy independent 

WASHINGTON, DC, August 12, 2022 – Today, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national trade association of clean energy businesses and large clean energy buyers, celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which could deliver a six-fold return on investment for the country, create millions of jobs, and save American households billions in annual energy costs.

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Nat Kreamer

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

Advanced energy industry applauds Senate passage of Inflation Reduction Act, landmark clean energy and industrial policy bill

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 7, 2022

Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act will create middle-class jobs, revitalize American manufacturing, and make our nation more energy independent   

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 7, 2022 – Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national trade association of clean energy buyers and businesses, celebrated Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes $369 billion for clean energy, advanced energy manufacturing, and electrified transportation, and released the following statement on behalf of its CEO, Nat Kreamer 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, 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

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