Been a Challenge in 2017, Energy Policy Has: Federal Year in Review, Star Wars Edition

Posted by Dylan Reed and Maria Robinson on Dec 19, 2017 5:00:00 PM


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This year was a busy one for federal energy policy. That’s not surprising, given a new President with same-party control of the White House and Congress. But the flurry of activity has not been exactly as one might have predicted on January 1. Here are some of the biggest moves in energy made by Congress and the Trump Administration in 2017, as they might have been seen from a galaxy far, far away. (With apologies to George Lucas.)

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Topics: Federal Policy Update, Year in Review

Top 5 State Legislative Issues of 2017

Posted by JR Tolbert, Ray Fakhoury, and Amisha Rai on Dec 14, 2017 12:15:00 PM


With another year coming to a close, it is time to take a look in the rearview mirror at the year that was for the advanced energy industry. Our annual review of the top state legislative issues tells a story of policy progress for a myriad of advanced energy technologies, along with some familiar struggles. So, without further ado, here’s our countdown of the top five legislative battles of 2017.

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Topics: State Policy Update, Year in Review

Top 10 Utility Regulation Trends of 2017

Posted by Coley Girouard on Dec 12, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Back in July, Advanced Energy Economy published a list of the top utility regulation trends of 2017 – so far. With 2017 almost in the rearview mirror, we check in on the top public utility commission actions of the year. Not surprisingly, the challenges PUCs are grappling with are wide-ranging and diverse: utility business model reforms, distribution system planning, grid modernization, rate design changes, large investments in renewables, transportation electrification, energy storage, wholesale market changes, and data access, to name a few. Here is a roundup of the top 10 matters before PUCs in 2017.

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Topics: 21st Century Electricity System, Year in Review, utility, Regulatory

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top 10 Advanced Energy News Stories of 2016 (Part 2)

Posted by Lexie Briggs on Dec 23, 2016 10:36:39 AM


2016 was a big year for advanced energy, and advanced energy was big in 2016. According to our Advanced Energy Now 2016 Market Report, advanced energy represents a $1.4 trillion global industry, with $200 billion of that in the U.S. – and growing! Last week we brought you Part 1 of our Top 10 news stories, with everything from America’s first offshore wind farm to energy storage’s best year ever. Here’s Part 2!

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Topics: News Update, Year in Review

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Five State Policy Battles of 2016

Posted by JR Tolbert and Amisha Rai on Dec 22, 2016 10:18:50 AM


As 2016 barrels to a close and 2017 looms ahead of us, it is a time to take stock of the challenges faced and the progress made for the advanced energy industry over the past 12 months. While you’ll likely read top 10 lists that features the ups and downs of myriad issues in the coming week, when it comes to energy legislation in the states, the news was overwhelmingly positive in 2016. Here are the top five state policy battles of 2016 and how they turned out:

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Topics: State Policy Update, Year in Review