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S&P Global: 'Lots of work left to do' on US grid expansion as climate bill nears passage

Posted by Zack Hale on Aug 10, 2022

S&P Global discussed what a rise in clean energy development means for US electric transmission capacity, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis on what final rules FERC will need to issue for developers. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The U.S. Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act is projected to unleash a new wave of clean energy development that gets the nation close to achieving its 2030 climate goals. The measure will also raise the stakes for ongoing policy efforts to expand the U.S. electric transmission system and expedite environmental reviews, according to industry experts.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Jeff Dennis, FERC

S&P Global: Supreme Court ruling may lead to more limited FERC climate reviews for pipelines

Posted by Corey Paul and Zack Hale on Jul 7, 2022

S&P Global detailed how a Supreme Court's ruling will limit EPA's authority, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis on how the decision could also impact FERC's pipeline reviews. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision restricting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate planet-warming emissions could constrain efforts by the majority at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to elevate consideration of climate change in the agency's decisions.

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

AEE Statement on Supreme Court ruling to limit scope of Environmental Protection Agency

Posted by Adam Winer on Jun 30, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2022 – Today, national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) expressed disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. AEE General Counsel and Managing Director Jeff Dennis released the following statement:

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Topics: Federal Policy, EPA GHG Regs, Press Releases, Jeff Dennis

National Business Association Joins Utilities In Filing Motion to Defend California’s Clean Air Act Waiver For Vehicle Emissions

Posted by Adam Winer on Jun 14, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2022 – Today, national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) joined with public utilities and privately owned power generators in filing a motion to intervene in the U.S. Court of Appeals case Ohio v. EPA with the intent of defending the Biden Administration’s reinstatement of California’s long-standing Clean Air Act waiver. That waiver allows the state to set vehicle emissions standards that are more protective of public health than federal standards, and to implement zero-emissions standards for light-duty vehicles, both of which other states are allowed to adopt as well.

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Topics: Federal Policy, California Engagement, EPA GHG Regs, Press Releases, Jeff Dennis

AEE Applauds Renomination of FERC Chair Glick

Posted by Adam Winer on May 20, 2022

Maintaining steady leadership at FERC is important to helping guide nation through energy transition

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the announcement from President Joe Biden that he is renominating Chair Richard Glick to a seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). 

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Jeff Dennis, FERC

Canary Media: The US needs to build a bigger, stronger grid. FERC has a plan for that

Posted by Jeff St. John on Apr 25, 2022

Canary Media profiled FERC's transmission policy, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis on how modern infrastructure can better capture the benefits of clean energy. Read snippets below and the full story here.

Over the past nine months, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has been working on a major reform to U.S. transmission-grid policy, one that clean-energy advocates say could determine whether or not the country will be able to build the vast amount of solar and wind power needed to combat climate change.

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

AEE’s statement on FERC transmission planning announcement

Posted by Adam Winer on Apr 21, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reacted to the announcement by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it will be reforming regional transmission planning and cost allocation requirements.

Jeff Dennis, Managing Director and General Counsel at AEE, released the following statement on the benefits of the FERC announcement:

“Today’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is an important next step in building the resilient transmission grid the nation needs to meet its economic and clean energy goals and reap the benefits of the rapid expansion of advanced energy technologies. The Commission’s proposals rightly put focus on the need for comprehensive long-term transmission planning that meets the transmission needs of customers and transparently considers the benefits transmission investments can provide to customers over multiple decades.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Jeff Dennis, FERC

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

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