AEE-Sponsored EV Charging Infrastructure Bill in California is On Its Way

Posted by Amisha Rai on Apr 19, 2018 11:57:00 AM


In his State of the State address in January, Gov. Jerry Brown set a new goal of 5 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road in California by 2030. Just a day later, the Governor formalized this goal through an Executive Order, which identified an expansion of charging infrastructure – specifically, 250,000 installed chargers by 2025 – along with an expansion of vehicle rebates as the most critical needs in order for the state to hit the target. A new bill sponsored by AEE would address the charging infrastructure challenge and set the state on course toward having the charging capacity needed to support a mass market for EVs.

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Topics: State Policy Update, California Engagement, Advanced Transportation, Highlights

California Gubernatorial Hopeful Delaine Eastin Sits Down with Advanced Energy Businesses, Shares Her Vision for Smart, Nimble State Policy

Posted by Emilie Olson on Mar 28, 2018 2:16:48 PM


On March 23, Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) hosted California gubernatorial hopeful Delaine Eastin for a roundtable session with AEE member companies in San Francisco. The former State Superintendent of Public Instruction shared her vision for maintaining California’s leadership on climate and energy issues, nationally and globally. Eastin underscored the imperative for long-range planning, and reiterated her commitment to ensuring continuity for the state’s critical advanced energy investments and programs.

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Topics: California Engagement, Gubernatorial Engagement 2018

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

Posted by Amisha Rai and Matt Stanberry on Feb 1, 2018 1:32:00 PM


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 on Jan 3, 2018 2:04:28 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 on Dec 14, 2017 8:21:33 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, Gubernatorial Engagement 2018