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Advanced Energy Economy Coalition Expands to 21 States

Paul Nastu

AEEThe Advanced Energy Economy national coalition announced it has expanded to four more partners, bringing the total states that are now part of the network to 21. The coalition works for policies that advance energy growth in the member states.

The new partner organizations in its state coalition are the Clean Energy Project of Nevada; the multi-state Interwest Energy Alliance; Maryland Clean Energy Center; and the Renewable Energy Alaska Project. With the addition of these groups, which are active in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, AEE says its state coalition now includes 13 state and regional partner organizations and covers 21 states, representing more than 900 companies and other entities.

Clean Energy Project is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to powering the clean energy economy through education and engagement with policy leaders, community leaders and citizens on the economic benefits of fully developing a clean energy economy.

The Interwest Energy Alliance is a non-profit trade association that brings the nation’s renewable energy industry together with the advocacy community in the West. IEA’s members support state-level public policies that harness the West’s abundant renewable energy resources. Its primary areas of focus are Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is a not-for-profit corporate instrumentality of the state of Maryland, founded in 2008 through an act of the Maryland General Assembly. MCEC’s mission is to increase clean energy jobs, technical innovations, business development, and consumer adoption of clean energy products and services. MCEC is focused on helping consumers, supporting businesses and informing policy makers.

The Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) is a diverse coalition of large and small electric utilities, Alaska Native corporations, private businesses and developers, conservation groups, and other organizations with a shared interest in developing Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources and promoting energy efficiency. REAP has played an integral role in the passage of several key pieces of legislation that have advanced renewable energy and energy efficiency in Alaska. REAP’s ongoing education and advocacy efforts emphasize the economic benefits of clean energy to both policy makers and the general public.

In January, AEE attempted to define and measure the so-called “advanced energy economy,” which it says comprised a $1.16 trillion global market in 2011.

The AEE’s definition of the advanced energy industry includes seven distinct market segments associated with energy demand (Transportation, Buildings and Industry) and energy supply (Fuel Production, Fuel Delivery, Electricity Generation, and Electricity Delivery and Management). However, the definition of advanced energy economy does not include any fossil fuel extraction industries.



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