Author:  Monique Hanis         Published: 7/14/2020

Business group CEO notes advanced energy has outpaced overall U.S. growth, employed 3.6 million workers across nation, and is poised to drive economic comeback

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2020 —  Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reacted to U.S. Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s call for a federal 100% clean energy standard among other policies in his proposed clean energy plan at an event in Delaware. Following statement is from AEE CEO Nat Kreamer:

“Advanced energy has exceeded overall U.S. economic growth over the past decade and is poised to drive our nation’s coronavirus comeback. With the support of federal policies like a 100% clean energy target and incentives for domestic manufacturing and electric vehicles, advanced energy, with 3.6 million U.S. workers going into the pandemic, can deliver a million more good-paying jobs, attract billions in private investment, expand domestic production, and improve our nation’s electric infrastructure.

“Let’s build back better with solar, wind, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and a modern power grid. We can do all this, reduce emissions, improve grid reliability and reduce customer costs for decades to come.”

Background Resources:

  • Joe Biden’s 11 am statement on “Clean Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure” is here.
  • “At 3.6 Million Jobs in 2019, Advanced Energy Was Growing. Then the Pandemic Hit.” is here.
  • “Before the Pandemic, Advanced Energy was Winning. Here’s What We Have to Do to Get Back in the Winner’s Circle.” is here.
  • “5 Steps for States to Keep Advanced Energy Progress on Track” is here.
  • “A Supply Chain is Growing for Electric Transportation. Here’s What It Could Do For One State.” is here.
  • 2019 Advanced Energy Now Market Report