Highlights from NASEO's 2015 Energy Policy Outlook Conference
On February 3-6, 2015, NASEO hosted the 2015 Energy Policy Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C. Presentations are now available.
Lewis Mills (MO), Paul Miller (LA), and Susan Brown (WI), Assume Roles on NASEO's Board of Directors
Lewis Mills (MO) was recently elected to NASEO's Board of Directors as a representative for the Midwest Region, while Paul Miller (LA) was elected to represent the Central Region. Mr. Mills replaces Susan Brown (WI), as she assumes the position of Treasurer on the NASEO Board of Directors.
M.J. Bradley & Associates and NASEO Release Report on 111(d) Targets
M.J. Bradley & Associates, in collaboration with NASEO, recently released a report which examines the role energy policies can play in helping states achieve their Clean Power Plan targets.
NASEO Co-Hosts Second Zero Net Energy Forum
On February 2-3, 2015, New Buildings Institute, NASEO, and Rocky Mountain Institute hosted the second Getting to Zero National Forum.
DOE Assistant Secretary Hoffman Notes NASEO-DOE Pilot Program
The U.S. Department of Energy's Patricia Hoffman noted the new NASEO-DOE Energy Market and Planning pilot (E-MAP) as an opportunity to address energy infrastructure modernization and interdependences.

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The Climate Group's Compact of States and Regions Webinar
Please join the The Climate Group on February 25 at 1:00 pm ET for its Compact of States and Regions webinar.
Habitat for Humanity Releases 2015 Shelter Report on Energy Efficiency
Habitat for Humanity recently released its 2015 Shelter Report, which focuses on improving energy efficiency among lower-income households.
The Regulatory Assistance Project Releases Two Papers Relating to 111(d)
The Regulatory Assistance Project recently released two papers relating to 111(d): "It's Not a SIP: Opportunities and Implications for State 111(d) Compliance Planning" and "Driving Energy Efficiency: Applying a Mobile Source Analogy to Quantify Avoided Emissions."
Committee on Energy and Commerce Releases Framework to Build the Architecture of Abundance
The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently released a framework for a comprehensive energy package to advance its Architecture of Abundance agenda, by preparing a series of discussion drafts to address four key policy areas: modernizing infrastructure, a 21st century energy workforce, energy diplomacy, and efficiency and accountability.
DOE Building Energy Codes Program to Host National Energy Codes Conference March 23-26, 2015, in Nashville, TN
The DOE Building Energy Codes Program will host a national energy codes conference March 23-26, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, and will be the first national conference dedicated solely to energy codes since 2011.

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Senators Will Introduce Bills to Advance Renewables and Planning in Nebraska
State senators recently announced that they will introduce five bills to advance Nebraska's renewable energy industry, increase economic development and provide property tax benefits. In addition, Senator Ken Schilz will introduce a bill that would require the Nebraska Energy Office to prepare a statewide comprehensive energy plan by the end of 2015.
Governor Paul LePage and Energy Office Director Patrick Woodcock Present 2015 State Energy Plan for Maine
Governor Paul LePage and his administration recently presented its 2015 energy plan for Maine to a panel of state lawmakers. The director of the Governor's Energy Office, Patrick Woodcock, presented the energy plan to the Legislature's Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.
The California Energy Commission Celebrates 40 Years of Energy Innovation
Last month marked the 40th anniversary of California's landmark Warren-Alquist Act, which created the California Energy Commission and triggered a transformation of energy policy in California, across the U.S., and abroad.
Oil Experts and Maine Estimate Consumer Benefits and Lower Home Heating Oil Prices
The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that falling oil prices will continue to deliver substantial benefits to American working-class families and retirees, and that the typical American household using home heating oil would save approximately $750 this winter.
New Report Charts Colorado's Vulnerability to Climate Change
A new report, “The Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study,” was recently commissioned by the Colorado Energy Office in accordance with the Colorado Legislature’s House Bill 13-1293--and is a sector-by-sector analysis of the challenges that state residents and leaders will have to deal with in coming decades in regards to climate change.

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Bosch Equips Net Zero Community with Geothermal, Hot Water Solutions

Bosch has partnered with Taurus Investment Holdings, a Boston-based real estate development company, to equip a new 7,500 home master-planned net zero community outside Austin, Texas, with geothermal heat pumps, hot water systems, and Energy Star appliances. [more]