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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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Business Group Applauds Pennsylvania Senate Committee Passage of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Bill

Posted by Monique Hanis on Oct 30, 2019

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

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2019 – Today, national business organization Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the State Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee's unanimous passage of SB 596, the Pennsylvania Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act*.

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Business Groups Applaud Michigan Plan to Modernize Power Grid

Posted by Monique Hanis on Oct 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., and LANSING, Mich., October 17, 2019 – Advanced energy business groups today applauded the announcement from Governor Gretchen Whitmer that the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) would launch a multi-year initiative to modernize Michigan’s electric power system to maximize the benefits of clean, distributed energy resources for Michigan residents and businesses. National business organization Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC), a state partner of AEE, see the benefits from the MI Power Grid initiative as including: 

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AEE Launches Policy Briefs on Wholesale Markets

Posted by Monique Hanis on Oct 9, 2019

 

First two in series provide overviews on how wholesale markets work and the barriers that keep advanced energy technologies from competing

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2019 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy released the first two policy briefs in a new series on how advanced energy technologies can and should be allowed to participate in wholesale electricity markets, for the benefit of customers and the grid itself. These two briefs, along with additional wholesale market briefs as they are developed, can be downloaded here

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