AAEA Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation


  1. Renewable Energy, Clean Power Plan Popular Among Arkansas Voters

    March 19, 2015

    Two-thirds of Arkansas voters support proposed rules by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that require Arkansas power companies to significantly reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions released by their coal-fired electricity generating plants, according to a new poll commissioned by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation (AAEF) and released today.

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  2. Advanced Energy Jobs Number 25,000 in Arkansas

    January 12, 2015

    The development of innovative technologies to help meet America’s energy demands has allowed the emergence of an advanced energy sector that now accounts for the employment of more than 25,000 Arkansans, according to a new study released today by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation (AAEF).

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  3. ACEEE National Survey of Energy Efficiency Programs January, 2014

    January 24, 2014

    In order to help policymakers, regulators, utilities, and other interested parties better understand the impact of state utility, ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) conducted a national review of state approaches to the net savings issue. ACEEE surveyed all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reviewed a large amount of recent industry literature, and conducted interviews with national energy efficiency program evaluation experts.

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  4. Renewable Energy

    October 29, 2013

    Arkansas is a biomass rich state. Winrock International, partnering with Arkansas State University and the U.S. Economic Development Administration, released a report in April, 2012, demonstrating economic impact of three hypothetical bioenergy enterprises: a cellulosic biorefinery; a standalone biopower electricity generation plant with 100MW capacity; and a co-firing biopower enterprise with a 100MW capacity.

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  5. Your Advanced Energy Voice at the Public Service Commission

    July 18, 2013

    The Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation (AAEF) provides legal support, technical research, expert testimony and staff support for participation by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) on behalf of advanced energy expansion, utility regulatory transparency and consumer choice in proceedings currently before the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC). The Commission is charged with the duty of ensuring that public utilities provide safe, adequate and reliable utility service at just and reasonable rates. The Commission is also charged with the duty of ensuring that customers are not charged excessive rates for such service. AAEA/AAEF will continue to seek to intervene on all dockets that have implications for advanced energy consumers in Arkansas.

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  6. Report: New Standards Could Help U.S. Policies Accelerate Growth of the Advanced Energy Industry

    April 17, 2013

    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.

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  7. Advanced Energy Represents $1 Trillion Global Market, New Study Shows

    January 15, 2013

    Washington, DC – A new report released today by Advanced Energy Economy shows that advanced energy was a $1.1 trillion global market in 2011, larger than pharmaceutical manufacturing worldwide. The first-ever analysis of the advanced energy sector also shows that the market in the U.S. represents a significant part of the nation’s economy, with $132 billion in revenue in 2011, and a 19 percent growth rate estimated for 2012, with U.S. revenue rising to $157 billion.

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  8. Utility Avoided Costs in Arkansas

    October 31, 2012

    As the State of Arkansas considers policies to encourage growth of renewable energy within the state’s electricity generation profile, the subject of utility avoided costs will play a crucial role.

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  9. Energy Efficiency as a Job Creator in Arkansas

    April 1, 2010

    In a report released in April, 2010, or eight months before the Arkansas Public Service Commission established the state’s three-year Energy Efficiency Resource Standard, researchers at Duke University and the Georgia Institute of Technology found Arkansas ranked among the nation’s top 15 states in energy consumption. The report finds that energy efficiency programs would result in annual increased employment in the state of 8,700 workers by 2020.

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