NASEO Appoints Affiliate Member, Anna Pavlova, Schneider Electric, as New Co-Chair to the Board of Directors
NASEO welcomes Anna Pavlova, Vice President of Government Relations for Schneider Electric, as the new Affiliates’ Co-Chair.
Highlights and Presentations from NASEO's 2015 Annual Meeting Available
On September 13-16, NASEO hosted its 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Presentations are now available.
NASEO to Host Winter Energy Outlook Conference
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the National Association of State Energy Officials invite you to participate in the 2015-2016 Winter Energy Outlook Conference on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
E-MAP RFP for States on Electric System Modernization
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, NASEO's Energy Markets and Planning Program (E-MAP) RFP for State Energy Offices will support electric system modernization roadmapping
NASEO Board Elects Marion Gold, Rhode Island, as Treasurer; Asa Hopkins, Vermont, and Tristan Vance, Indiana, as Regional Representatives
NASEO's Board of Directors recently elected Marion Gold, Commissioner, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, as its treasurer. In addition, the Board elected Asa Hopkins, Director, Vermont Department of Public Service's Planning and Energy Resources Division, and Tristan Vance, Director, Indiana Office of Energy Development, as regional representatives within the Northeast and Midwest, respectively.

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White House Announces Actions to Bring Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to Households Nationwide
The White House recently announced a set of executive actions and private sector commitments to accelerate America's transition to cleaner sources of energy.
DOE Releases Common Definition of Zero Energy Buildings, Campuses, and Communities
The U.S. Department of Energy reached a significant milestone by releasing a common definition for a zero energy building, also known as "net zero energy" or "zero net energy."
FHA and DOE Partnership will Provide Flexible Underwriting that Considers Home Energy Costs
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced its new partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help borrowers using FHA's Energy Efficient Home program to take advantage of energy cost savings when measured by DOE's Home Energy Score.
DOE Seeks State Input on 2018 Energy Code Development
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its draft proposals for the 2018 IECC. In addition, DOE will conduct a series of events for stakeholders in preparation for the 2018 IECC development cycle.
Updating State Energy Codes for New Homes Would Deliver Significant National Savings, NIST Reports
The National Institute of Standards and Technology launched its new database software, Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability, to measure the energy and cost performance of newly constructed homes. It also reported that if every state in the nation adopted up-to-date residential energy efficiency codes, the savings over a decade would total approximately 2.4 billion kilowatt hours.

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Governor Sandavol Names Paul Thomsen as Energy Adviser to Nevada Public Utilities Commission
Governor Brian Sandoval recently announced that Paul Thomsen would chair the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, which regulates utility companies and approves rate changes. Prior to this, Mr. Thomsen served as the top energy policy adviser in the Governor's Office of Energy.
Michigan Announces State-based Strategy to Comply with Clean Power Plan
The Michigan Agency for Energy recently announced that the state will submit a compliance strategy for the federal rules, avoiding challenging the rules in federal court.
California Becomes First State to Open Whole-Building Energy Usage Data
On September 11, California's Assembly Bill 802 cleared both houses of the Legislature, with minimal opposition. The bill adds firepower to energy efficiency requirements for buildings by opening up access to data about energy use.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $20 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced the launch of Virginia's first Green Community Program, VirginiaSAVES, created to lower financing costs for energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and alternative fuel projects. VirginiaSAVES will be funded through $20 million in federally-allocated qualified energy conservation bonds.
Clean Energy Industry Supports 10,000 Jobs in Rhode Island
A recent report released by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Executive Office of Commerce found that the clean energy sector added 613 jobs over the last 12 months, (for a total of 9,832 clean energy jobs). It also projected that another 1,600 energy efficiency and renewable energy related positions would be created over the next year.

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Affiliates Corner

NASEO Welcomes WGL Energy as Newest Affiliate Member

NASEO is pleased to announce its newest Affiliate member, WGL Energy, a leader in efficient and environmentally-friendly energy solutions for customers across the United States, provided by WGL Energy Services and WGL Energy Systems. [more]