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Florida Electric Vehicle Road Map Sets Course to Infrastructure Investment and Jobs in the State

Posted by Cayli Baker on Sep 14, 2021

FDOT’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Road Map outlines opportunities for the state legislature and Public Service Commission to act on EV infrastructure, increasing transportation resilience.

TALLAHASSEE, September 14, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for finalizing its comprehensive Electric Vehicle Road Map. Required by SB 7018,* the long-term plan suggests a number of programs the Public Service Commission or state legislature could take up next session, such as providing funding to fill charging infrastructure gaps, establishing statewide electric vehicle (EV) adoption goals, implementing a competitive grant program to spur private investment, and electrifying the state’s fleets to increase resiliency.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases

ACC-Commissioned Analysis Shows Clean Energy to be ‘Reliable and Cost-Effective’

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 17, 2021

Advanced energy business group urges ACC to finalize proposed energy rules to provide regulatory certainty to continue growth

PHOENIX, August 17, 2021 — A new analysis commissioned by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), while acknowledging that it is unable to project long-term costs to consumers, finds that transitioning to clean and advanced energy options is “reliable and cost-effective” in the near-term.

“The report shows that clean and advanced energy solutions in Arizona can be both reliable and cost-effective with today’s technology,” said Shelby Stults, a principal at Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business group representing companies working to make the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. “Arizona is full of potential when it comes to providing solar power, energy storage, and other advanced energy technologies. Businesses across the country are looking to Arizona’s utility commissioners to provide the regulatory certainty they need to invest in the state.”

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Topics: State Policy, PUCs, Press Releases, Arizona

Indiana’s Wind and EV Industries Growing Despite Pandemic Setbacks

Posted by Cayli Baker on Aug 17, 2021

At 83,000 jobs, the state’s advanced energy industry employs four times more Hoosiers than auto manufacturing.

INDIANAPOLIS, August 17, 2021 – Indiana Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released its Indiana jobs fact sheet, demonstrating the advanced energy industry’s economic promise across the state. Like all industries in Indiana, COVID-19 impacted advanced energy employment in the state, but the industry still supported a workforce of more than 83,300 at the end of 2020, with employers expecting strong job growth this year.

“In spite of economic downturns nationwide, advanced energy jobs in Indiana should see a strong rebound in 2021,” said Caryl Auslander, director at Indiana AEE. “The advanced energy industry has proven it is ready to lead our post-COVID recovery, with employers projecting 6 percent job growth for the state. Not only do these jobs offer quality employment for Hoosiers, they spur added cost savings for consumers and create overall economic growth for our state.”

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases, indiana

Stimulus Investments in Advanced Energy Would Deliver More Than $117 Billion to New Mexico’s Economy

Posted by Jane Reynolds on Jul 28, 2021

New report from AEE finds investing in cleaner energy technologies in New Mexico would create nearly 800,000 jobs and save New Mexicans almost $6 billion annually on energy costs

SANTA FE, July 28, 2021 – National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a new report today that adds up the benefits of a potential federal stimulus package for New Mexico’s advanced energy sector. According to the report, a federal investment of $20 billion would deliver a nearly six-fold return for the state, adding $117 billion to the GSP (gross state product). The investment would also save consumers, municipalities, and businesses almost $6 billion on energy costs every year for decades to come and create 796,000 industry jobs (measured in job-years) for New Mexicans.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Energy Employment, Press Releases, Economic Impact, New Mexico

Advanced Energy Stimulus Would Bolster Ohio Economy and Create 1.7 Million New Jobs

Posted by Jane Reynolds on Jul 21, 2021

A new economic analysis finds a targeted $25 billion stimulus in Ohio's advanced energy sector would create nearly 1.7 million jobs for Ohioans and add $260 billion to the state economy—a 10-fold return on investment.

COLUMBUS, July 21, 2021 – Today, national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a report quantifying the benefits of advanced energy investment for Ohio. The report found that investing $25 billion from potential federal stimulus in advanced energy technologies* would create 1.7 million new jobs for Ohioans (measured in job-years), save Ohio consumers $13 billion annually, generate $14 billion in annual tax revenue, and add $264 billion to GSP (gross state product).

“Federal investment in advanced energy could reset Ohio’s energy pathway by spurring new investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and energy storage. These investments would benefit families and businesses, as well as the state’s economy overall,” said J.R. Tolbert, a managing director at Advanced Energy Economy. “Targeted stimulus applied to advanced energy has the potential to produce a 10-fold return on investment, while creating good paying local jobs.”

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Topics: State Policy, Ohio, Advanced Energy Employment, Press Releases, Economic Impact

Targeted Stimulus Investment in Advanced Energy Would Deliver Nearly $134 Billion to Virginia’s Economy

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jul 14, 2021

Economic analysis finds $20 billion in targeted stimulus investment would have a seven-fold impact, increasing Virginia’s gross state product and adding nearly 840,000 new jobs.

RICHMOND, June 14, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released an economic assessment that found $20 billion in public investments across a range of advanced energy technologies* would increase Virginia's gross state product (GSP) by nearly $134 billion. This level of targeted stimulus would attract $49 billion in complementary private investment, save customers $6.4 billion annually, and add 838,000 jobs, measured in job-years, for Virginians.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, Advanced Energy Employment, Press Releases

California Legislature’s Budget to Accelerate Economic Recovery and Clean Transportation

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 29, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the California legislature’s approval of advanced energy and clean transportation investment in its votes on the proposed budget for the state. This “budget bill junior” provides much-needed funding for critical programs that have accelerated California’s leadership in EV policy, including $525 million for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, $150 million for equity transportation programs, $124 million for in-state ZEV manufacturing grants and over $500 million for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure.

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Governor Sisolak Signs Nevada’s ‘New Energy Economy’ Bill to Drive Electric Transportation Growth, Regional Power Market

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 10, 2021

Senate Bill 448 assures new investment in transportation electrification infrastructure and sets up Nevada to lead a regionally interconnected electricity system in the West.

CARSON CITY, June 10, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded Governor Sisolak’s signing of Senate Bill 448,* which jumpstarts investment in electric transportation infrastructure and requires state utilities to join a regional transmission organization (RTO) by 2030. The bipartisan bill was passed by the Assembly on May 31 (vote 32-10), following unanimous approval in the Senate.

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Virginia and U.S. Lawmakers Convene for Powhatan County School Solar Energy Unveiling, Highlight Expected 8% Growth in Clean Energy Jobs Across Commonwealth

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jun 8, 2021

Virginia AEE, Sun Tribe, and BrightSuite host U.S. Representative Spanberger, State Senator Hashmi, and State Delegate Ware to tour new school solar rooftop array, illustrating significant energy cost savings, benefits of Virginia Clean Economy Act, employment growth for the Commonwealth.

POWHATAN, VIRGINIA, June 8, 2021 — Today, business group Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (Virginia AEE), its member, Virginia-based solar developer Sun Tribe, and BrightSuite Solar, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, hosted Virginia and U.S. congressional lawmakers for the unveiling of Powhatan Elementary School’s recently completed solar energy rooftop array. The project illustrates the impact of Virginia’s Clean Economy Act and growing advanced energy employment across the Commonwealth, expected to increase by 8% according to AEE’s latest jobs fact sheet. The solar arrays at Powhatan County Public Schools were developed through a partnership between BrightSuite and Sun Tribe.

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Topics: State Policy, Virginia, Press Releases

Targeted Stimulus Investment in Advanced Energy Would Deliver More than $70 Billion to West Virginia’s Economy

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 3, 2021

Economic analysis finds $10 billion in targeted stimulus investment would have a seven-fold impact, increasing West Virginia’s gross state product, adding over 433,000 new jobs.

CHARLESTON, June 3 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released an economic assessment that found $10 billion in public investments across a range of advanced energy technologies would increase West Virginia's gross state product (GSP) by $70 billion. This level of targeted stimulus would attract $23 billion in complementary private investment, save customers $4.1 billion annually, and add 433,000 jobs, measured in job-years, for West Virginians.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases