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Meeting Corporate Demand for Renewable Energy Is Economic Boon for Indiana

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jan 22, 2020

Analysis shows meeting significant demand from commercial and industrial customers would result in $5.8 billion in investment and create nearly 25,000 jobs through 2030 from solar and wind energy development in Indiana 

INDIANAPOLIS, January 22, 2019 – Today national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a new report concluding that Indiana could benefit from $5.78 billion dollars in investment and nearly 25,000 jobs if commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses had more options to procure renewable energy through their electric utilities. 

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Clean Energy Groups Ask for Rehearing of FERC’s PJM MOPR Order

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jan 21, 2020

Joint filing says FERC erred on multiple areas, will force customers to pay more for fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, four national organizations representing the range of clean energy companies in the United States filed a request for rehearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its order to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market.

In their joint request for rehearing, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said they strongly oppose instituting the MOPR, as it would block new clean energy resources from participating in wholesale capacity markets.

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AEE Applauds Ambitious, Achievable U.S. House Dem Committee Leaders' Proposal for 100% Clean Energy

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jan 8, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 8, 2020 – National business group Advanced Energy Economy reacted the release of a legislative framework by U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders to expand clean energy adoption to 100% by 2050 and ensure fairness of competitive wholesale electricity markets.

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AEE Statement on FERC’s Order on PJM ‘Minimum Offer Price Rule’

Posted by Monique Hanis on Dec 19, 2019

National business group sees FERC order as misapplication of rule, which would price renewable energy facilities out of capacity market, undermining state policies and market competition

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 19, 2019 – National business group Advanced Energy Economy reacted to an order issued today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requiring grid operator PJM Interconnection to extend a rule that sets an artificial floor price on offers into PJM’s capacity market to all new renewable generating facilities and other new advanced energy technologies (including energy storage) that receive any form of state support, along with (in some cases) new and existing nuclear power facilities.

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Lawmakers, Advocates, Unveil Historic Clean Energy Legislation in Virginia

Posted by Monique Hanis on Dec 19, 2019

Bill Will Bring Virginia to 100% Carbon Free Electricity by 2050

RICHMOND, December 19, 2019 — Today, Senator Jennifer McClellan, Del. Rip Sullivan, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, and Del. Alfonso Lopez joined representatives from a broad coalition of advocacy groups to announce the introduction of the Virginia Clean Economy Act. The bill will give Virginia a 100% carbon-free electricity grid and eliminate carbon pollution by Virginia’s utilities by 2050. The act will lower monthly utility bills, create tens of thousands of new clean energy jobs, and give us cleaner air, while tackling climate change and making our energy economy more just and equitable for all Virginians.

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Report: Meeting Corporate Demand for Renewables Energy Would Be Economic Boon for Florida

Posted by Monique Hanis on Dec 12, 2019

Analysis shows significant demand from commercial and industrial customers for renewable energy could result in investment of up to $1 billion per year and create nearly 60,000 jobs through 2030 from solar energy development in Florida 

TALLAHASSEE, December 12, 2019 – Today national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a new report showing that Florida could benefit from $1 billion dollars in investment and tens of thousands of jobs if commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses had more options to procure renewable energy through their electric utilities. 

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More Workers in Nevada Advanced Energy than in Real Estate

Posted by Monique Hanis on Dec 5, 2019

More Workers in Nevada Advanced Energy than in Real Estate,
More than Double in Mining, with 7% Growth Expected in 2019

The Silver State now boasts nearly 34,000 advanced energy jobs, up 31% last year, 10 times overall job growth in the state

CARSON CITY, December 5, 2019 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a fact sheet reporting that Nevada has 33,900 people working in advanced energy across the state. This represents more workers than those in Real Estate (27,591), and more than double those working in Mining (12,906) across the Silver State.

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AEE Files Comments on FERC's Proposed PURPA Revisions

Posted by Monique Hanis on Dec 3, 2019

National business group raises concerns about competitive market access for smaller electric power generation resources in FERC proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2019 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy filed comments in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC's) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) issued Sept. 19 (Docket Nos. RM19-15 and AD16-16) that proposes revisions to regulations implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).  

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AEE Applauds Governor Sisolak for Executive Order to Strengthen Nevada’s Clean Energy Leadership

Posted by Monique Hanis on Nov 22, 2019

Governor signs directive to align state agencies in pursuit of commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand advanced energy

CARSON CITY, NV, November 22, 2019 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded Governor Steve Sisolak for signing Executive Order 2019-22. The executive order directs state agencies to develop a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the highest emitting sectors. It also seeks to better align existing agency efforts under the state’s clean energy and climate commitments, including newly increased renewable energy requirements and efforts to bolster in-state energy production and advanced energy deployment.

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AEE Applauds Pennsylvania Senate for Passage of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Bill

Posted by Monique Hanis on Nov 19, 2019

SB 596 encourages deployment of electric vehicles, sets up processes for charging infrastructure development and utility EV programs.

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2019 – Today, national business organization Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the state Senate for passing SB 596*, the Pennsylvania Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act. The vote was 43-6. The bipartisan bill sets a 2030 goal for electric vehicle (EV) deployment in the state that is at least 50% higher than current market forecasts, establishes a system for determining the charging infrastructure required to support those goals, and lays out a process for utility EV programs to be evaluated by the Public Utility Commission. Today, Pennsylvania is the seventh largest vehicle market in the nation**.   

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