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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

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

Bloomberg: Manchin-Schumer Climate Deal Would Boost US Cleantech Makers

Posted by Brian Eckhouse on Jul 28, 2022

Bloomberg reported on the IRA and its impact on cleantech, quoting AEE's Nat Kreamer on what reconciliation means for the clean energy industry. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The landmark US Senate climate deal announced late Wednesday would boost cleantech manufacturing, a sector that’s struggled to compete with China.

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

AEE Applauds Inflation-Fighting Agreement Made By Senate Leaders

Posted by Adam Winer on Jul 27, 2022

Clean energy investments will reduce electricity costs and create good jobs in America 

WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2022 – Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national trade association of clean energy buyers and businesses, celebrated the federal budget agreement announced today by Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin, and released the following statement on behalf of its CEO, Nat Kreamer:

“At a time of acute inflation, this agreement represents a truly historic step towards lowering the energy bills of Americans and creating real energy independence. It is likewise a smart investment in our domestic advanced energy industry, creating tens of thousands of good jobs. We applaud Senator Schumer, Senator Manchin, and all of those involved in bringing this agreement to fruition. We look forward to reviewing the details of the bill and urge Congress to move swiftly towards passage.”

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Economic Impact, Manufacturing, Nat Kreamer

AEE applauds Biden administration actions to pause solar tariffs and grow advanced energy domestic manufacturing

Posted by Adam Winer on Jun 6, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2022 – Today national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) celebrated the announcement from the Biden Administration that it will expand use of the Defense Production Act to include solar panels and component parts, as well as building insulation, heat pumps, electrolyzers, platinum group metals, fuel cells, and transformers. The White House also announced a pause on solar trade tariffs to allow clean energy projects across the country to be built while the country scales up domestic manufacturing of supply chain components. 

“This is a needed stay in a more than decade-long tariff war that has been a loser for all parties,” said AEE CEO Nat Kreamer. “Tariffs only raise costs for consumers and don’t create domestic demand for clean energy. These announcements today provide much-needed stability to the solar industry and the clean energy transition at large, and send the message to Congress that now is the time to act urgently to build the clean energy domestic manufacturing industry this country needs to protect consumers and become energy independent.

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

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

National business group AEE delivers sign-on letter to Senate, White House on growing domestic manufacturing of advanced energy industry

Posted by Adam Winer on May 13, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2022— National business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) delivered a sign-on letter to the U.S. Senate and White House Administration stressing the importance of production-based manufacturing credits as a means of growing the industry domestically. 

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Topics: Press Releases, Manufacturing, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Harrison Godfrey, Nat Kreamer