• NASEO Releases New Report on Commercial PACE Financing

    With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, NASEO recently released a new report, "Accelerating the Commercial PACE Market: Statewide Programs and State Energy Office Participation in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing."

  • 38 Senators Sign-on In Support of SEP and WAP

    NASEO was able to get 38 U.S. Senators to to sign on in support of the Reed-Collins "Dear Colleague" letter in support of FY'17 funding for the U.S. State Energy Program ($70M) and Weatherization Assistance Program ($230M).

  • NASEO and DOE Sign MOU on Energy Emergency Coordination

    On February 10, David Terry, NASEO’s Executive Director, and Secretary Moniz announced the renewal and expansion of the Energy Emergency Assurance Coordinators Program under a new MOU.

  • States Launch Energy System Modernization Roadmapping through NASEO Initiative

    On February 3, NASEO selects Michigan Energy Office, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy as the pilot states for E-MAP program.

  • NASEO Launches Energy-Air Q&A Forum (ASQ) for State Officials

    On January 26, 2016, NASEO launched “Answers to State Questions” (ASQ), an online forum for states to submit questions relating to EPA environmental rules impacting power plants.


NASEO to Participate in High Performance Building Week
The High Performance Building Coalition (HPBC), which NASEO is an active member of, will organize and host a series of events in support of High Performance Building Week. Taking place June 13-17, 2016, members of the HPBC will work with members of Congress to expand awareness of the importance of high performance buildings.
NASEO Case Study on Minnesota CHP Power Action Plan
NASEO has completed a Case Study of Minnesota's CHP Action Plan.  The plan included robust stakeholder engagement and capitalized on activities across agencies to develop a list of priority action items that the state is addressing...
NASEO Testifies Before House and Senate in Support of SEP, WAP, OE, EERE
Throughout March 2016, NASEO provided testimony to a number of U.S. House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees in support of FY'17 funding for SEP, WAP, and various priority energy programs (e.g., DOE-OE, DOE-EERE, EPA-ENERGY STAR, USDA-REAP) that leverage state efforts.
NASEO Board Welcomes New Regional Representative
NASEO's Board of Directors recently welcomed Laura Nelson, Director of the Utah Office of Energy Development, as the Western states elected her as their newest regional board representative.
NASEO ENERGY STAR Task Force Hosts Third Webinar: Successful Statewide Benchmarking
NASEO will host the third installment of a five-part webinar series to inform State Energy Offices on the availability and benefits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR Program. This webinar will highlight best practices for establishing and implementing statewide benchmarking programs.
Governor Branstad Signs Biorenewable Tax Credit into Law
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently signed legislation that was outlined in the Governor's 2016 Condition of the State Address and will represent the next generation in production of renewable bio-chemicals.
DC Named #1 in EPA's 2016 Top ENERGY STAR Cities List
The District of Columbia's metropolitan area has earned the #1 ranking in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. This is the second year in a row the District has received the recognition.
Report Examines State Law Interactions with Potential Clean Power Plan Options in the Southeast
Emory Law School’s Turner Environmental Law Clinic issued Mass-Based Clean Power Plan Compliance: State Law Impacts on Allowance Trading Programs in Eight Southeastern States, a report that analyzes state legal authorities that may affect state plan options for potential Clean Power Plan (CPP) implementation.
NACAA Releases CPP Model State Plans
The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) has released Implementing EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Model State Plans. This comprehensive document is designed to help states and localities comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP)...
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