Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has released a newly published report, “Accelerating Advanced Energy in America”, which summarizes findings from interviews with 40 advanced energy executives, from around the country, including members of Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA). These leaders represent a wide range of technologies and services, about how federal policies affect them and their businesses. The study concluded that the growth of advanced energy in the United States can be accelerated by applying five modest and sensible standards to federal energy policy. Here in Arkansas, AAEA is already working towards these standards at the state level. The advanced energy industry is an economic opportunity for Arkansas as well as the United States. As the advanced industry sector continues to grow within the state, it is vital that we have state and federal policies in place to continue to support this expanding sector of the economy.