NASEO Honors Past Board Chair, Vaughn Clark (OK), and Secretary Ginger Willson (NE)
On September 8, 2014, NASEO's outgoing Chair Vaughn Clark was recognized by the NASEO Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Clark was elected by the State Energy Offices to serve as NASEO's Chair from September 2012 through September 2014.
NASEO Members Elect Janet Streff (Mn) as Board Chair - and Elect New Executive Committee
On September 8, 2014, NASEO members elected Janet Streff (MN) as new chair for its Board of Directors. In addition, members also elected a new executive committee.
NASEO Presents During AESP Online Financing Conference
On September 16, 2014, NASEO's Executive Director David Terry presented at the Association of Energy Services Professional's (AESP) online conference – Making Dollars and Sense of Energy Efficiency Financing.
NASEO 2014-2015 Winter Energy Outlook Conference
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Energy Information Administration, and the National Association of State Energy Officials invite you to participate in the 2014 – 2015 Winter Energy Outlook Conference, to be held October 7, in Washington, DC.
NASEO News July 2014 Now Available
Annual Meeting Information / NYSERDA Launches Major Fuels Initiative / NASEO Hosts Discussion on Technal Reference Manual in Transportation Sector / Governor Nixon Sighs Executive Order Launching Missori State Energy Plan / NASEO Webinar: Four-State Residential Retrofit and Energy Labeling Project / Maryland Releases Report on Microgrid Deployment and more...

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U.S. Court Upholds FERC Order 1000 Rule
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently upheld rules from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission calling on utilities to take various actions, including increased planning of large transmission projects.
EPA Extends 111(d) Comment Period
In a letter to Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) on September 16, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally extended the period for public comment for the agency's draft Clean Power Plan rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The new deadline for comments on the plan are due December 1, 2014.
EIA Administrator Sieminski Reports on Propane Supplies
On September 12, 2014, EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski provided a briefing presentation on propane stocks. The level of stocks is being closely monitored for signs of secondary and tertiary inventory builds as the crop drying and winter heating season approaches.
Fannie Mae Releases Report on Multifamily Energy Efficiency
Fannie Mae recently released a report entitled, "Transforming Multifamily Housing: Fannie Mae's Green Initiative and ENERGY STAR for Multifamily," which offers information on multifamily energy and water data.
Fuels Institute Finds Alternative Fuel Vehicles Popularity is Determined by Fuel Economy
A new consumer survey carried out by the non-partisan think tank, Fuels Institute, which analyzes market issues in relation to fuels, and was founded by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), found that for consumers, the largest deciding factor when it comes to buying gasoline or alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), is fuel economy.

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Texas Energy Office Job Opportunity: Engineer
The Texas Energy Office is currently accepting applications for the position of engineer.
District of Columbia Passes 100 Million Square Feet of LEED Building Space
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray recently announced that the District has surpassed 100 million square feet of space certified as meeting LEED standards — a “green” building program developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998.
New Hampshire Releases 10-Year State Energy Strategy
Initiated by bipartisan Senate Bill 191 that Governor Maggie Hassan signed in 2013, the New Hampshire Energy Strategy will help guide the Legislature, state and local government, businesses, non-profits, and private citizens as they make future decisions about energy policy.
Governor Cuomo Launches Program to Transform New York's Solar Market
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the state's multiple solar programs are transitioning to the single, statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program, designed to support the solar economy through the $1 billion NY-Sun initiative, which will expand deployment of solar across the state and add more than 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity.
Iowa Opens First Large-Scale Cellulosic Plant
The nation's first commercial scale cellulosic ethanol plant - Project Liberty - opened on September 3, 2014, in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The facility is the first of two major cellulosic plants in Iowa. Project Liberty will utilized waste corn leaves, stalks and cobs to produce 25 million gallons of ultra-low carbon cellulosic ethanol each year.

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Propane Industry Urges Residential Customers to Plan for Winter Now

This fall, the Propane Education and Research Council and other propane organizations are taking proactive steps to ensure that residential propane heating customers and agribusiness operators, among others, fill up early and make arrangements with propane providers to keep their tanks full. [more]