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Nevada gives green light to collaborative bus and truck electrification efforts

Posted by Cayli Baker on Mar 31, 2022

Governor Sisolak’s announcement that Nevada is joining the multi-state MOU puts Nevada on the fast track to transportation electrification and the economic benefits that come with it.  

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Topics: Press Releases, electric vehicles

New York PSC order could reduce costs, increase value of distributed energy resources

Posted by Bob Keough on Mar 28, 2022

New cost allocation methodology for standby and buyback service rates would benefit DERs like energy storage, electric vehicles, and demand management.

Washington, D.C. – March 28, 2022 – The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an Order adopting a new cost allocation methodology for standby and buyback service rates that will improve the value proposition of distributed energy resources. The long-awaited Order,* issued on March 16, referenced comments submitted by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) multiple times and accepted many of AEE’s recommendations.   

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Topics: Regulatory, Press Releases

Restoration of Clean Air Act waiver will accelerate transition to cleaner transportation for consumers and businesses

Posted by Adam Winer on Mar 9, 2022

EPA reinstatement of California’s waiver affirms states’ authority to adopt stronger clean vehicle standards; will drive new jobs to America’s electrified transportation and manufacturing sectors 

Washington, D.C., March 9, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) celebrated the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to restore California’s Clean Air Act waiver to regulate vehicle emissions, which led to California’s Advanced Clean Cars (ACC), a long-standing program adopted by 16 states and the District of Columbia, which has helped create a market for vehicles that are more efficient and less polluting.

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Topics: Press Releases, electric vehicles

AEE’s statement on White House remarks on electrifying heavy-duty vehicles

Posted by Cayli Baker on Mar 7, 2022

White House clean transit actions will drive jobs to America’s electrified transportation sector and pave a faster route to meeting EV adoption.

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) praised Vice President Kamala Harris’ remarks announcing federal action to accelerate clean transit and heavy-duty electric vehicle adoption. The announcement comes after the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed “Clean Trucks Rule,” which outlines standards for heavy-duty vehicle emissions that would reduce truck pollutants 90% below current EPA standards for model year 2031 vehicles, the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which included $5 billion in electric school bus funds, and the White House’s goal late last year to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030. These vehicles, which include school buses, trucks, and government fleets, account for nearly a quarter of the country’s transportation emissions.

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Topics: Press Releases, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, electric vehicles

Governor Polis and advanced energy industry celebrate latest steps toward a resilient, interconnected western grid

Posted by Cayli Baker on Mar 3, 2022

Colorado continues to lay the foundation for a Western regional grid and significant economic development with CETA formation.
 

DENVER, March 3, 2022 – Today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis joined Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) in celebrating the formation of the Colorado Electric Transmission Authority (CETA), which is the state’s latest step toward a resilient Western regional power grid. With the Governor’s final appointments announced this week, CETA can begin working to modernize and streamline Colorado’s electric transmission planning process, remove long-standing barriers to clean energy projects, and lead to significant economic development and revenue generation for communities across the state.

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Topics: Press Releases, AEE In The News, Colorado

Indiana AEE celebrates passage of electric vehicle charging bill

Posted by Adam Winer on Mar 3, 2022

House Bill 1221 will support the build-out of electric vehicle public charging stations 

INDIANAPOLIS, March 3, 2022 – Indiana Advanced Energy Economy (Indiana AEE) celebrates the legislative passage of House Bill 1221, which will support the build-out of electric vehicle public charging infrastructure. The concurrence vote (66-25 in favor) taken this week in the House of Representatives sends the final bill to Governor Holcomb’s desk for his signature. The bill follows on the heels of Gov. Holcomb joining with other Midwest Governors in signing the Regional Electric Vehicle for the Midwest Memorandum of Understanding last fall to advance electric vehicles in the region.

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Topics: Press Releases, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, indiana, electric vehicles

New joint paper on the regulatory treatment of cloud computing services for utilities identifies paths to regulatory modernization

Posted by Adam Winer on Mar 3, 2022

AEE and EEI report identifies regulatory roadblocks and offers solutions to transitioning to cloud computing.

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2022 – Today, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) released a new paper about the regulatory reforms needed to modernize the information technology (IT) systems that utilities depend on to provide safe, reliable, and efficient operations. “Reaching for the Cloud: Solutions for Regulatory Parity for Cloud Services for Utilities” details how regulations in place for nearly a century are delaying utilities’ transition from on-premises systems to cloud computing services, which is happening across other industries. The impacts are far-reaching and affect all regulated utilities, including electric, water, and natural gas companies. “Reaching for the Cloud” explores avenues for placing all IT solutions on a more similar regulatory footing, with the goal of unlocking cost savings and greater benefits for customers while supporting utility efforts to meet higher expectations for reliability, resilience, and clean energy.

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Topics: Utility, Regulatory, Press Releases

AEE CEO’s statement ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Posted by Adam Winer on Mar 1, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2022 – Today, ahead of the State of the Union address, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) urged President Joe Biden to look toward advanced energy for the sake of national security and to better protect Americans from future spikes in the prices of fossil fuels. 

AEE CEO Nat Kreamer, who is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan where he served in the Special Forces and was awarded the Bronze Star, released the following statement:  

“I returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2006 determined to help the United States free itself from fossil fuels. Now, with Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, we have even more reason to accelerate our country’s transition to clean energy.  

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Nat Kreamer

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

AEE files appeal on proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market at U.S. Court of Appeals

Posted by Cayli Baker on Feb 8, 2022

AEE joins other clean energy groups in appealing the FERC decision to reject a rehearing of its approval of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2022 — Today, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) joined a coalition of clean energy, environmental, and community groups from across the Southeast in filing a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit seeking review of the approval of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Jeff Dennis