Advanced Energy Perspectives

STATE: Business Leaders, Regulators, Lawmakers Explore ‘Pathway to 2050’

Posted by Bob Keough

Aug 14, 2014 5:27:00 PM

pathway-to-2050“We will not grow our economy in spite of our climate goals, but because of our climate goals.” That was the message from Kish Rajan, director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, to the nearly 300 business and government leaders gathered in Sacramento August 6 to discuss the “Pathway to 2050” for energy and climate in California.


With the subtitle “delivering on the promise,” the second annual Pathway to 2050 event featured speakers and panels addressing subjects ranging from financing options for disruptive technologies to utility business model and regulatory reform, all geared toward accelerating advanced energy business growth to meet California’s goal of 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


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Topics: State Policy Update, California Engagement

Expansion of California Energy Finance Programs Offers Opportunity for Greater Coordination and Leverage

Posted by Dan Scripps

Feb 27, 2014 11:25:00 AM

California_Advanced_EnergyLater today, the California Senate Select Committee on Energy Efficiency will hold a special hearing to consider ways to improve the various energy finance programs administered by California state agencies. Chaired by State Senator Kevin de León, the Select Committee will hear from California government officials, as well as leaders from other states and the private sector.


As part of AEE’s testimony to the Select Committee, we are today releasing an update to a whitepaper originally released last summer that maps the various agencies responsible for program implementation and asks whether opportunities exist to better coordinate the different programs and align the financing options around a comprehensive state energy strategy.


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Topics: California Engagement

STATE: Advanced Energy Racks Up More Legislative Wins in California

Posted by Amisha Rai

Sep 19, 2013 2:53:00 PM

California_Legislature_Advanced_EnergyThe California State Legislature adjourned last week, sending a number of bills to the Governor’s desk that are supported by AEE. Lawmakers showed their support for a variety of proposals ranging from incentives for advanced vehicles and fuels to community solar to rate reform. With three wins in California, the state legislation victories for advanced energy continue to pile up: 59 total!

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Topics: California Engagement

AEE Brings Industry, Officials Together to Pave ‘Pathway’

Posted by Niklas Lollo

Aug 27, 2013 4:45:00 PM

PanelSac2050“We stand at the threshold of an enormous economic opportunity,” declared Graham Richard, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), as he opened the “Pathway to 2050” Conference in Sacramento on August 20. “We can’t wait for Washington to provide the answers. California must lead the way.”

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Topics: California Engagement, Event

Leveraging Private Capital to Boost Prop 39 Energy Savings

Posted by Dan Scripps

Jun 4, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Prop 39 Private CaptialIn November 2012, California voters approved Proposition 39, which is anticipated to generate approximately $1 billion per year in corporate tax revenue, with approximately half of this revenue over the first five years dedicated to energy efficiency and advanced energy projects in schools and public buildings.

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Topics: California Engagement, Energy Finance


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