Advanced Energy Perspectives

Businesses Discuss Energy Priorities with Ohio Democratic Gubernatorial Hopeful Richard Cordray

Posted by Ray Fakhoury and Ted Ford

Oct 2, 2018 2:48:00 PM

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In September, AEE Members and our Ohio team met with Richard Cordray, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, to build support for policies that accelerate the adoption of advanced energy resources and growing the number of good paying jobs in Ohio. The business representatives discussed policy mechanisms and regulatory initiatives that a Cordray administration could utilize to ensure that Ohioans reap the economic benefits and cost savings of advanced energy technologies. Although the advanced energy sector employs 112,000 Ohioans, much more can be done to capture the rapid growth of the industry.

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Topics: Gubernatorial Engagement 2018

Gubernatorial Candidates Hear from Businesses about Advanced Energy Jobs and Potential in New Mexico

Posted by Pasquale DiFrancesco

Aug 29, 2018 2:40:02 PM

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On August 23, AEE and regional partner Interwest Energy Alliance held candidate roundtables in New Mexico with Democratic U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and staff of Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce. The businesses participating in the roundtable represented a diverse set of advanced energy technologies, including solar, wind, and storage. The group shared its vision to make New Mexico a more competitive and attractive state for advanced energy businesses.

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Topics: Gubernatorial Engagement 2018

In Roundtable with Levine, Advanced Energy Business Leaders Stress Economic Opportunity for Florida

Posted by Pasquale DiFrancesco

Aug 15, 2018 4:30:00 PM

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On August 8, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) held a second gubernatorial candidate roundtable in Florida with Democrat Philip Levine, a businessman and former Mayor of Miami Beach. The businesses participating in the roundtable represented a diverse set of advanced energy technologies, including renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs). The conversation was focused on strengthening the advanced energy industry in Florida, which now employs more than 160,000 people across the state. The group shared its vision to make Florida a more competitive state for attracting advanced energy businesses and provided insight on how the governor can work with stakeholders to make Florida’s grid more secure and resilient to natural disasters.

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Topics: Gubernatorial Engagement 2018

Florida Gubernatorial Hopeful DeSantis Hears from Advanced Energy Leaders

Posted by Pasquale DiFrancesco

Aug 14, 2018 5:17:58 PM

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On August 6, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) held its first gubernatorial candidate roundtable in Florida. Business leaders met with Republican candidate for governor U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis has served Florida’s 6th Congressional District since 2013. He is endorsed by President Donald Trump.

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Topics: Gubernatorial Engagement 2018

Campaigns Hear How Advanced Energy Can Continue to Grow in Colorado

Posted by JR Tolbert

Aug 13, 2018 4:30:00 PM

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On August 7, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and our state and regional partners, Interwest Energy Alliance and Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, held conversations with Colorado’s gubernatorial campaigns, meeting with Democratic nominee U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D) and policy advisor for State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, the Republican nominee, along with candidate for attorney general Phil Weiser. One message consistently reverberated throughout our meetings: Colorado is well positioned to take advantage of a significant advanced energy opportunity.

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Topics: Gubernatorial Engagement 2018

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