Advanced Energy Provides Job Opportunities for All

Posted by Bob Keough on Oct 24, 2022 2:15:00 PM

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Thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the advanced energy industry is about to take off. With the stage set for rapid industry expansion, it’s vital to know what jobs will become available and who will have access to them. Thanks to a new analysis of jobs advertised and filled in the past year and a half, we now know, at a granular level, that advanced energy growth offers job opportunities for workers with many different backgrounds – but could pose a challenge in filling the jobs needed to fulfill that growth.

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Topics: Advanced Energy Employment

With the Advanced Energy Transition Top of Mind This Election Cycle, AEE Engages with Candidates in Key Races

Posted by Gigi Olmedo and Nathan Willcox on Oct 20, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Blog Post 2022-10-19 2While much attention is focused on key Congressional races as we head into Election Day, the outcomes of contests for governor and state legislative seats could be just as consequential for the clean energy industry—if not more so. To ensure state policies help advanced energy and transportation make the necessary strides needed for the U.S. to reach net zero, AEE met with more than 130 candidates in key races to emphasize the value of clean energy.

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Topics: State Policy, Decision Maker Engagement

Enel Vice President Joins AEE’s Board of Directors

Posted by Cayli Baker on Oct 17, 2022 4:16:24 PM

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Megan Beauregard, a Vice President at Enel North America, has been named to AEE’s Board of Directors. At Enel, Beauregard is Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Secretary, and General Counsel, leading the legal department and advising the company on a wide range of business issues. A longtime Leader-level member, Enel North America is committed to tackling climate change by making 100% clean energy possible in the United States and Canada.

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Topics: AEE Updates

Here’s What a Regional Electricity Market Could Do For Nevada’s Economy

Posted by Sarah Steinberg on Oct 12, 2022 11:00:00 AM

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For the second time this year, Nevada’s energy leaders are convening to discuss the future of Nevada’s transmission system. Born from bipartisan (and AEE-supported) Senate Bill 448 (2021), the Regional Transmission Coordination (RTC) Task Force is charged with studying issues and policies related to transmission development and regional electricity markets for the Silver State. At the meeting today, the Task Force will hear about several competing efforts to create a more efficient and affordable western grid. There will be presentations from the California Independent System Operator, the Southwest Power Pool, and the Western Power Pool – each vying for Nevada’s attention and consideration. And while the exact contours of the West’s “Grid of the Future” remain to be determined, the benefits of a west-wide power system are becoming increasingly clear.

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Topics: State Policy, Wholesale Markets, Economic Impact, Transmission

On #EEDay2022, Even More Reason to Put Energy Efficiency to Work

Posted by Tom Lewis and Sarah Steinberg on Oct 5, 2022 9:00:00 AM

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Every year, on the first Wednesday of October, we celebrate the low-profile powerhouse of the advanced energy sector: energy efficiency. The annual Energy Efficiency Day (#EEDay2022 on social media) serves as a reminder that efficiency upgrades – however big or small – work year-round to lower bills, improve grid efficiency, enhance the resilience of our communities, reduce reliance on fossil fuel energy, and create local jobs. Energy efficiency touches everyone in their homes, at their jobs, and in their schools, and will become ever more important as we upgrade our transportation and buildings to high-performing, clean technologies like electric cars and heat pumps. Efficiency is also key for keeping us cool during extreme heat and warm during severe cold without straining the grid or our pocketbooks. Now, there’s more reason than ever to cash in on the value of energy efficiency, thanks to landmark legislation passed by Congress.

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Topics: Federal Policy, Energy Efficiency