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More Workers in Florida Advanced Energy Than in Real Estate, Triple Those in Ag, With 5% Growth Expected

Posted by Monique Hanis on Oct 1, 2019

Sunshine State now boasts more than 174,000 advanced energy jobs, a significant sector that grew 5% last year, more than double Florida’s overall jobs growth

TALLAHASSEE, October 1, 2019 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a fact sheet showing that Florida has 174,100 people working in advanced energy across the state. This represents more workers than those in Real Estate Sales, Leasing & Management (143,068), and more than triple those working in Agriculture (56,711) across the state.

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Report: Virginia Would Gain from Transition to Clean Electricity

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 24, 2019

 A new report shows benefits in bill savings, jobs, and GDP would exceed costs for switch to
100% carbon-free energy, as called for by Gov. Northam

WARRENTON, Va., September 24, 2019 – Virginians would benefit in monthly electricity bills, jobs, income, and state GDP, as well as health and environment, by a transition to zero-carbon sources of electricity. That is the top finding of a new report released today by business group Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (Virginia AEE).

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Virginia AEE Reacts to Gov. Northam's call for 100% Clean Energy

Posted by Bob Keough on Sep 17, 2019

Virginia Advanced Energy Economy's Harry Godfrey Reacts to Governor's Call for 100% Clean Energy

Business group applauds Gov. Northam for issuing Executive Order for the Commonwealth to reach 100% clean energy sources by 2050

RICHMOND, September 17, 2019 — Today, business group Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (Virginia AEE) reacted to Governor Northam's Executive Order calling for the Commonwealth to use 100% clean energy to meet its electric power needs by 2050. The Governor's plan includes more immediate goals focused on the deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and battery storage over the next decade.

“We applaud the Governor for setting clear goals and driving Virginia's transition to 100% clean energy," said Harry Godfrey, Executive Director of Virginia AEE. “We are confident that, using an array of advanced energy technologies, we can readily meet the Governor's goal while helping to save money for Virginia families and businesses and grow our economy."image.gif

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Report: Five Case Studies Show DER Benefits Wholesale Electricity Markets

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 12, 2019

Five Case Studies Show How Distributed Energy Resources Can Participate in Wholesale Markets and Provide a Range of Benefits

New report from Advanced Energy Economy demonstrates the benefits of allowing DER participation in wholesale markets, and identifies remaining barriers

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 12, 2019 - Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy released a white paper outlining case studies of participation in both retail and wholesale markets by a range of distributed energy resources (DERs), including battery storage (both standalone and paired with distributed solar), electric vehicles (EVs), and microgrids. The five case studies explore business models and use cases across the country today, and explain how market rules have limited opportunities for participation.

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Colorado Advanced Energy Jobs Exceed Those in Hospitals, 9% Growth Expected

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 4, 2019

More Workers in Colorado Advanced Energy Than in Hospitals, Double Those in Mining, Oil & Gas — With Robust 9% Growth Expected in 2019

Colorado advanced energy employment increased to 65,400 workers, growing 4% last year
double the state’s overall jobs growth 

DENVER, September 4, 2019 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a fact sheet showing that Colorado has 65,400 people working in advanced energy across the state. This represents more workers than those in Hospitals (60,401), and double those working in Mining, Oil & Gas Extraction (28,410) across the state.

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Indiana Advanced Energy Employment Reaches 90,600 with Strong 4% Growth

Posted by Monique Hanis on Aug 26, 2019

More Indiana Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Auto Parts Manufacturing, Nearly Double Those Working at Schools and Colleges — Strong 4% Growth Expected in 2019

Latest employment data shows growth of advanced energy jobs was four times the state’s overall jobs growth in 2018, with a 4% increase expected by employers for 2019

INDIANAPOLIS, August 26, 2019 — Today, business group Indiana Advanced Energy Economy (Indiana AEE) reported the latest employment data, which shows that Indiana has 90,600 people working in advanced energy. This represents significantly more workers than those in Auto Parts Manufacturing (64,873), and nearly double those working at Schools, Colleges, and Training Programs (52,217) across the Hoosier state. The U.S. employs 3.5 million people in advanced energy jobs nationally.

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More Workers in Virginia Advanced Energy Than in Hospitals, Double Those in Real Estate

Posted by Monique Hanis on Aug 6, 2019

More than 100,000 workers, growth three times Virginia’s overall jobs growth rate, and advanced energy companies expecting to increase jobs by 7% in 2019 — yet obstacles remain

RICHMOND, August 6, 2019 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a fact sheet showing that Virginia has 101,400 people working in advanced energy. This represents more than those employed by hospitals (98,549), and twice as many as those in real estate (43,181) across the Commonwealth. The U.S. has a total of 3.5 million working in advanced energy jobs throughout the nation.

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Commercial Fleet Operators Eye Advantages of Electric Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jul 17, 2019

AEE industry fact sheet reveals compelling commercial and public benefits of electrifying buses and trucks, as adoption begins to take off

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2019 – Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy released a fact sheet outlining the benefits that private and public fleet operators see in electric vehicles (EVs), and why they are beginning to incorporate them into their medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MDV and HDV) portfolios. While much industry focus has been on the consumer auto and light-duty markets, new electric bus and truck models are gaining the attention of commercial, municipal, and state fleet operators for their cost and operational benefits.

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How Market Barriers Prevent Advanced Energy Participation in Wholesale Markets

Posted by Monique Hanis on May 23, 2019



New report provides 21 case studies of market rules that thwart new 
technologies — some that have been corrected, many that still stand in the way 
of technology-neutral competition on price and performance

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2019 — Wholesale electricity markets should be technology-neutral, allowing all resources to compete on price and performance. Many market rules are outdated, however, having been designed with older technologies in mind. Such rules can prevent new technologies from selling their services on the open market, which stifles innovation and keeps our electricity system from being modernized for higher performance.

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Ohio AEE Denounces Bill to Prop Up Failing Power Plants at Expense of Advanced Energy Resources that Support 112,000 Ohio Jobs

Posted by Monique Hanis on May 22, 2019

Ohio House Energy and Natural Resource Committee adopts Sub. HB 6, a bill that creates new “electricity tax” on all Ohioans for benefit of FirstEnergy Solutions and owners of old coal plants

COLUMBUS, May 22, 2018 — Today, Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Committee adopted, on a party line vote, substitute House Bill 6 for consideration, which would create a new “electricity tax” on all Ohioans to bankroll FirstEnergy Solutions’ failing nuclear facilities while gutting the state’s advanced energy standards and threatening the jobs of 112,000 Ohioans working in the advanced energy industry that will power Ohio in the future. A committee vote on the bill is expected tomorrow.

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