Advanced Energy Perspectives

Gov. Brown's New ZEV Goal Puts Calif. in the Lead for Advanced Transportation

Posted by Amisha Rai and Matt Stanberry

Feb 1, 2018 1:32:00 PM

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Last Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown set another ambitious and significant marker for California: 5 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2030. As previewed in the governor’s final State of the State speech the day before, his Executive Order calls for substantial investments in electric and fuel cell vehicles, along with the necessary infrastructure to fuel and charge them. Transportation is the next frontier in building California’s advanced energy economy, and with this action, Gov. Brown has taken a big step forward.

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Topics: California Engagement, Advanced Transportation

Make or Break Opportunities for Advanced Energy in the New Year

Posted by Malcolm Woolf

Jan 3, 2018 5:11:09 PM

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What does 2018 hold for advanced energy? Plenty, when it comes to federal and state policy issues that could make or break business prospects for advanced energy companies. I hope all you advanced energy advocates are well rested, as the new year is going to be a busy one! Here is what we at AEE see on the policy horizon, with some opportunities – and battles – coming sooner than you’d think.

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Topics: State Policy Update, Federal Policy Update, California Engagement

Republican John Cox is Latest California Gubernatorial Hopeful to Sit Down with AEE Member Companies

Posted by Emilie Olson and Amisha Rai

Dec 14, 2017 8:41:38 PM

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On December 7, Advanced Energy Economy Institute hosted California gubernatorial hopeful John Cox for a 90-minute roundtable session with AEE member companies in San Francisco. Cox, a Republican from San Diego, spoke about his plans to limit the impact of special interests in Sacramento and attract more businesses and investment to the state.

The roundtable was the third in a series of meetings with the leading candidates for governor. Through these roundtables, we hope to learn more about each candidate's vision for the state, and we hope they will learn more about the advanced energy industry that’s growing in California.

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Topics: California Engagement

AEE Members Hear from Calif. Gubernatorial Candidate Villaraigosa

Posted by Emilie Olson and Amisha Rai

Nov 16, 2017 11:40:16 AM

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On Nov. 9, Advanced Energy Economy Institute hosted California gubernatorial hopeful Antonio Villaraigosa for an engaging roundtable with AEE member companies in San Francisco. Coming fresh off a speaking appearance at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator the day before, Villaraigosa was energized, and spoke about the opportunity and need to expand advanced energy business growth in all parts of the state. 

The roundtable was the second in a series of meetings with all the leading candidates for governor over the next few months. Through these roundtables, we hope to learn more about each candidate's vision for the state, and we hope they will learn more about the advanced energy industry growing in California.

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Topics: State Policy Update, California Engagement

AEE Kicks Off Roundtable Series with Calif. Governor Hopefuls

Posted by Amisha Rai

Oct 12, 2017 12:30:00 PM

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On Sept. 22, AEE hosted a California Gubernatorial Roundtable featuring Treasurer John Chiang. Treasurer Chiang joined AEE staff and our member companies for a lively session focused on the state’s leadership in advanced energy and how the industry is expanding economic development opportunity throughout the state. The roundtable was the first in a series of meetings with all the leading candidates for governor over the next few months. Through these roundtables, we hope to learn more about the candidates’ visions for the state, and we hope they will learn more about the advanced energy industry growing in California.

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Topics: State Policy Update, California Engagement

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