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Statement in Support of Maria Robinson’s Nomination to Assistant Secretary in the Department of Energy

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 22, 2021

Robinson is a former policy director at AEE with a track record of supporting market competition and the expansion of clean energy choices

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2021 – Today, President Biden nominated Massachusetts legislator Maria Robinson to be Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity of the U.S. Department of Energy. National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) celebrates the choice of Rep. Robinson, who is a former policy director at AEE, a national association of advanced energy businesses and buyers.

AEE President Heather O’Neill released the following statement in support of Robinson’s nomination:

“Advanced Energy Economy is thrilled to support the nomination of Maria Robinson to serve the Department of Energy as an Assistant Secretary. Maria has long been a champion of policies that empower innovative technologies to improve our nation’s energy systems. We look forward to continuing our work with her and the rest of the Department in shaping a national energy system that is clean, reliable, and resilient.”

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Florida Electric Vehicle Road Map Sets Course to Infrastructure Investment and Jobs in the State

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 14, 2021

FDOT’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Road Map outlines opportunities for the state legislature and Public Service Commission to act on EV infrastructure, increasing transportation resilience.

TALLAHASSEE, September 14, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for finalizing its comprehensive Electric Vehicle Road Map. Required by SB 7018,* the long-term plan suggests a number of programs the Public Service Commission or state legislature could take up next session, such as providing funding to fill charging infrastructure gaps, establishing statewide electric vehicle (EV) adoption goals, implementing a competitive grant program to spur private investment, and electrifying the state’s fleets to increase resiliency.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases

AEE Lauds Domestic Manufacturing Provisions in Build Back Better Package Now Before House Committees

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 13, 2021

A host of measures included in draft legislation would boost domestic production and U.S. jobs in a growing clean energy economy

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2021 — National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), which represents clean energy companies and large clean energy buyers, expressed support for domestic manufacturing provisions in the Build Back Better (BBB) Act put forward by the House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees, which will mark up their sections of the legislation this week.  

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Illinois General Assembly Passes Historic Clean Energy Legislation

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 13, 2021

National business group applauds Illinois General Assembly for completing legislation that puts the state on path for 100 percent clean energy by 2050 and creating tens of thousands of jobs 

SPRINGFIELD, September 13, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the Illinois General Assembly for passing Senate Bill 2408, House Amendments #1, #2 and #4, a comprehensive bill that puts Illinois on a historic path for 100 percent clean energy by 2050 and will create tens of thousands of good high-paying jobs in the coming years. The Senate vote was 37-17 for SB2408, House Amendments #1, #2 and #4, the same bill passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 83-33 on September 9th.

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AEE Statement on Nomination of New FERC Commissioner

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 9, 2021

With a full complement of commissioners, FERC needs to remove market barriers to advanced energy, integrate distributed and renewable energy, and support new transmission to tap low-cost resources

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2021 – National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s announcement of his intent to nominate Chairman Willie L. Phillips of the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):

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New California poll shows majority support for Governor Newsom’s transportation electrification policies

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 8, 2021

Californians also support Congress passing an infrastructure bill to help electrify transportation and modernize California’s energy infrastructure

SACRAMENTO, September 8, 2021 – Efforts to electrify California’s transportation are welcomed by a majority of residents, according to a new statewide poll conducted by YouGov for Advanced Energy Economy Institute, a nonprofit educational affiliate of national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE).

51 percent of California residents say they approve of Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order that would require all new passenger cars and trucks sold in California to be zero-emission by 2035. Only 29 percent of California residents say they disapprove of the order, and 20 percent remain unsure.

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Topics: California Engagement, Advanced Transportation, Press Releases, electric vehicles

National Business Group AEE Celebrates Labor Day With Launch of New Career Portal to Connect People With Advanced Energy Jobs

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 7, 2021

WASHINGTON, September 7, 2021 – Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business organization working to expand market opportunities for companies leading the energy transition, is now making it easier to find career opportunities in the advanced energy industry. 

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AEE Joins Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Business Leaders to Say It's Time for Electric Vehicles

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 18, 2021

PHOENIX, August 17, 2021 – Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego today joined business leaders to call for modernizing the transportation sector by investing in advanced vehicles and transportation infrastructure, as well as expanding electric vehicle (EV) tax incentives.

At the press conference hosted by the Arizona Technology Council, Advanced Energy Economy, Ceres, Mayor Gallego and other clean vehicle advocates urged Congress to pass a budget that makes ambitious investments in EVs, creating jobs and spurring economic opportunity for all Arizonans. Speakers also urged U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to expand the EV market through tax credits and support ambitious investments in the infrastructure needed to support EVs.

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Topics: Press Releases, Arizona, electric vehicles

ACC-Commissioned Analysis Shows Clean Energy to be ‘Reliable and Cost-Effective’

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 17, 2021

Advanced energy business group urges ACC to finalize proposed energy rules to provide regulatory certainty to continue growth

PHOENIX, August 17, 2021 — A new analysis commissioned by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), while acknowledging that it is unable to project long-term costs to consumers, finds that transitioning to clean and advanced energy options is “reliable and cost-effective” in the near-term.

“The report shows that clean and advanced energy solutions in Arizona can be both reliable and cost-effective with today’s technology,” said Shelby Stults, a principal at Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business group representing companies working to make the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. “Arizona is full of potential when it comes to providing solar power, energy storage, and other advanced energy technologies. Businesses across the country are looking to Arizona’s utility commissioners to provide the regulatory certainty they need to invest in the state.”

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Topics: State Policy, PUCs, Press Releases, Arizona

Indiana’s Wind and EV Industries Growing Despite Pandemic Setbacks

Posted by Cayli Baker on Aug 17, 2021

At 83,000 jobs, the state’s advanced energy industry employs four times more Hoosiers than auto manufacturing.

INDIANAPOLIS, August 17, 2021 – Indiana Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released its Indiana jobs fact sheet, demonstrating the advanced energy industry’s economic promise across the state. Like all industries in Indiana, COVID-19 impacted advanced energy employment in the state, but the industry still supported a workforce of more than 83,300 at the end of 2020, with employers expecting strong job growth this year.

“In spite of economic downturns nationwide, advanced energy jobs in Indiana should see a strong rebound in 2021,” said Caryl Auslander, director at Indiana AEE. “The advanced energy industry has proven it is ready to lead our post-COVID recovery, with employers projecting 6 percent job growth for the state. Not only do these jobs offer quality employment for Hoosiers, they spur added cost savings for consumers and create overall economic growth for our state.”

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases, indiana