Advanced Energy Perspectives

At Halftime in the Virginia General Assembly, Advanced Energy Plays Offense and Defense

Posted by Harry Godfrey

Feb 11, 2019 4:00:00 PM

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Penalty flags litter the political gridiron in Virginia, as revelations and allegations involving the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General have rocked Richmond. But for the Commonwealth’s General Assembly, it’s halftime. Reaching the midpoint of the short, 46-day legislative session last week means we arrived at “crossover.” Crossover is the juncture at which legislation in one chamber must be voted out and sent to the other chamber or it is benched for the year. So here is a halftime report on advanced energy legislation in Virginia – what bills are still in the game, and which have been sent to the locker room.

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Topics: State Policy Update, Virginia

5 State Policy Issues to Watch in 2019

Posted by JR Tolbert

Jan 15, 2019 12:45:20 PM

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Those of us who follow energy policy likely spent a good portion of December looking at year-in-review articles. That period of reflection on what went well and what’s left to be done is important. So too is the process, beginning in January, of looking out toward the horizon to see where the road goes from here. We know that much of the action on advanced energy will be driven by state governments across the nation. So here is a look at the five issues we think will drive state policy for – or against – advanced energy in the year ahead.

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Topics: State Policy Update

Indiana AEE Gives Legislators ‘Energy 101’ Briefing featuring Utility, Regulators, Cummins

Posted by Caryl Auslander

Jan 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM

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Indiana AEE hosted an ‘Energy 101’ legislative briefing and breakfast January 8 to introduce AEE and advanced energy policy issues to legislators. The audience was newly elected legislators and members of the House and Senate Utility committees. Legislators heard from Claudia Earls, Chief Counsel, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO), on the utility’s recent IRP and announcement of plans to close its last two coal plants in the next 10 years, replacing that capacity with solar, wind, storage, and demand management resources.

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Topics: State Policy Update

Five Takeaways for Advanced Energy From Last Week’s Election

Posted by Dylan Reed and J.R. Tolbert

Nov 13, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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One week after the election, we can confidently say that Americans from all walks of the political spectrum were energized to vote. It was the largest turnout in a midterm election in 50 years, with over 110 million ballots cast across the country. As we look to what this means for the industry, it is clear that Americans want their elected leaders to prioritize advanced energy policy at both the state and federal level. New market and policy opportunities emerge at the state and federal level from the election results. Here are AEE’s top five takeaways on the election and what it means for advanced energy.

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Topics: State Policy Update, Federal Policy Update, Gubernatorial Engagement 2018

Massachusetts Moves Clean Energy Forward with RPS Increase, Solar Fix (in Part), Storage Target, Energy Efficiency Expansion, Offshore Wind Boost

Posted by Janet Gail Besser and Jamie Dickerson

Sep 11, 2018 12:30:00 PM

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This is a guest post from the Northeast Clean Energy Council, AEE’s regional partner. For more information on AEE’s State Coalition, click here.

It was a long and hard-fought two-year legislative session in Massachusetts, and the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), AEE’s regional partner, was in the trenches on behalf of its members throughout. On the heels of landmark energy legislation in 2016, and with numerous other high-priority items on the agenda for legislators, clean energy faced a real risk of falling by the wayside before the session ended on July 31. However, a final push by a broad coalition of clean energy, environmental, healthcare, and business advocates helped legislative champions propel a strong, though incomplete, package of clean energy provisions over the finish line on the final day.

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Topics: State Policy Update

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