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HuffPost: GOP Crushes State Regulator Races And Strengthens Grip Over Nation’s Energy Future

Posted by Alexander C. Kaufman on Nov 17, 2022

HuffPost detailed how utility commissioner races will impact America's energy transition, quoting Leah Rubin Shen on how states can use the IRA to avoid rate hikes. Read snippets below and the full article here.

With Arizona’s votes finally tallied this week, Republicans won all but one of the 15 utility commissioner contests in this month’s midterm elections, securing the GOP’s control over critical energy decisions in nine states.

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Regulatory, AEE In The News, Leah Rubin Shen

Santa Fe New Mexican (Opinion): Opportunity for clean energy jobs grows

Posted by Gabriela Olmedo on Nov 12, 2022

The Santa Fe New Mexican published Gabriela Olmedo's article on how New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham can lower energy costs and boost clean energy jobs for New Mexicans following her reelection. Read snippets below and the full article here

After winning reelection, Michelle Lujan Grisham returns to the Governor’s Office with an enormous opportunity to lower energy costs and boost clean energy jobs for New Mexicans.

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Topics: State Policy, AEE In The News

Bloomberg: Midterms Move Climate Battle Beyond Washington

Posted by Liam Denning on Nov 3, 2022

Bloomberg detailed how the midterm election results could push climate issues to the states, quoting J.R. Tolbert on the role utilities and state regulators play in the energy transition. Read snippets below and the full article here.

In former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden, the US had a climate-change denier followed immediately by the greenest White House yet. Many states responded to the Washington whiplash with moves of their own. Under Trump, more than a dozen adopted ambitious decarbonization targets, while, under Biden, others have put anti-green laws on the books.

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, AEE In The News, JR Tolbert

Inside Indiana Business: Study: Clean energy job growth outpacing other sectors

Posted by Alex Brown on Oct 5, 2022

Inside Indiana Business featured AEE's Indiana jobs fact sheet, quoting Caryl Auslander on how clean energy is outpacing other sectors. Read snippets below and the full article here

INDIANAPOLIS - A new report from Advanced Energy Economy says the increase in the number of clean energy jobs in Indiana more than doubled the state’s overall job growth in 2021. The national trade association says Indiana employed 89,000 Hoosiers last year in advanced energy jobs, representing a 6.9% increase over the previous year. “Advanced energy jobs are growing. They’re in-demand, high-paying jobs, and we’re just seeing a huge boom, especially in the electric vehicle space,” said Caryl Auslander, director of Indiana Advanced Energy Economy.

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Topics: State Policy, AEE In The News, Indiana, Caryl Auslander

RTO Insider: Gov. Youngkin Releases 2022 Energy Plan

Posted by Devin Leith-Yessian on Oct 4, 2022

RTO Insider examined Virginia's new energy plan, quoting Kim Jemaine on how it stifles the governor's goal of reliability, affordability, innovation, and competition. Read snippets below and the full article here

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on Monday released an energy plan that focuses on developing still-untested carbon-free resources while calling into question the ability of current renewable technology to make up for lost capacity as the state shifts away from fossil fuels.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, AEE In The News, Kim Jemaine

The Virginia Pilot: Youngkin describes his new energy plan as a flexible approach, but critics call it misguided

Posted by Katie King on Oct 3, 2022

The Virginia Pilot detailed Gov. Glenn Youngkin's new energy plan, quoting Kim Jemaine on how it takes the Commonwealth off course. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin unveiled a new energy plan on Monday that he said calls for a flexible approach.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, AEE In The News, Kim Jemaine

Loudoun Times Mirror: Virginia Governor seeks reliable power supply to meet future energy needs

Posted by Amena H. Saiyid on Oct 3, 2022

Loudoun Times Mirror detailed Virginia's new Energy Plan, quoting AEE's Kim Jemaine on how the updates run counter to the Governor's stated goals. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin is not ruling out any energy source including fossil fuels in his quest to provide the Commonwealth with a reliable and affordable supply of clean power. Instead, he is placing the Commonwealth’s energy future on a path towards more nuclear and natural gas generation as opposed to wind and solar.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, AEE In The News

Business association Virginia AEE sets record straight on Clean Economy Act and Governor's new Energy Plan

Posted by Adam Winer on Oct 3, 2022

Plan calls for U-turn away from cleaner, cheaper energy future in Virginia, says business group

RICHMOND, VA, October 3, 2022 – Today, business association Virginia Advanced Energy Economy reviewed the new Energy Plan proposed by the Governor Youngkin Administration, and Kim Jemaine, Director at Virginia AEE, released the following statement:

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, Press Releases, Kim Jemaine

AEE, Rivian applaud New York plans to adopt new clean car regulation

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 29, 2022

Standard will ensure 100% of new cars sold in state will be zero-emission or plug-in hybrid by 2035 

ALBANY, NY, September 29, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), and electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian, commended Governor Kathy Hochul for committing New York to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) rule. Building upon the original 2012 ACC program, ACC II establishes a year-by-year roadmap to ensure 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in New York will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by 2035.

“Adopting this program sends a loud and clear message to carmakers that New Yorkers want electric vehicles,” said Leah Meredith, Principal at AEE. “With electric vehicles in high demand but currently in short supply, carmakers are prioritizing the states that speak up, and the Governor’s announcement helps ensure that New Yorkers will have the full range of electric vehicle models to choose from. And by increasing the number of new electric vehicles in New York, this program will also quicken the development of a robust market for used electric vehicles.”

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Topics: State Policy, Regulatory, Advanced Transportation, Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Leah Meredith

Clean energy business group celebrates passage of California’s budget and climate deal

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 1, 2022

Multibillion-dollar budget investments set to help California deliver on new 2045 carbon-neutrality law, among other clean energy targets  

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Topics: State Policy, California Engagement, Press Releases, Emilie Olson