• Chairman Upton Calls for Energy Security Legislation

    The U.S. House passed Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017 may lay the groundwork for similar success in the U.S. Senate. Hurricane Harvey is a reminder that secure and plentiful energy resources are not a partisan issue.

  • NASEO and EIA Host Webinar on 2017-2018 Winter Energy Outlook

    NASEO, in partnership with the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), recently hosted a 2017 - 2018 Winter Energy Outlook Webinar.

  • DOE Calls for New FERC Power Rules

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry filed a letter and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that rules be developed to ensure bulk power market reliability.

  • NASEO & NACAA VW Settlement Clearinghouse

    NASEO & NACAA have launched a VW Settlement Clearinghouse as a resource for state and local governments.

  • U.S. House and Senate Support SEP and WAP Appropriations

    SEP and WAP at last year's funding levels of $50 million and $225 million in the House, and $50 million and $215 million in the Senate.

  • U.S. State Energy Program Reauthorization Bill Approved by U.S. House

    U.S. House passes H.R. 3050 Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act – authorizes SEP and strengthens state energy emergency preparedness.

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NASEO, Energy Futures Initiative Team Up to Produce the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report
The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), which represents the 56 governor-designated State and Territory energy officials, and the Energy Futures Initiative, Inc. (EFI), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to driving innovation in energy technology, policy and business models, announced that they will jointly produce the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER).
Texas State Energy Director, Dub Taylor, Honored for Work in Advancing Energy Efficiency
Dub Taylor, director of the Texas Comptroller's State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), was recently honored for his contributions to environmental protection through energy-efficiency and clean-energy programs. Mr. Taylor also serves as Treasurer for NASEO's Board of Directors.
States Release Framework for First-Ever National Energy Efficiency Registry (NEER)
October 31, 2017 - Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, with support from NASEO and The Climate Registry (TCR), have released the National Energy Efficiency Registry (NEER) Principles and Operating Rules, which serve as the foundation for the first-ever national web-based platform that will collect standardized and transparent data on the savings associated with energy efficiency projects across the country...
EIA Notifies Governors of Reduced Residential Heating Fuels Stocks
On October 16, John Conti, Acting Administrator for the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), formally notified governors in affected regions of reduced stocks of residential heating fuels.
NASEO Publishes Energy Efficiency Pathway Templates for States
NASEO has published, with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy, a set of Energy Efficiency Pathway Templates, to help State Energy Offices work with state air quality regulators and others.
95 U.S. House Members Sign on to "Dear Colleague" Letter in Support of SEP and WAP
An FY'18 "Dear Colleague" letter attracted 95 U.S. House of Representatives signatures in support of funding for SEP and WAP. The "Dear Colleague" letter was circulated on a bi-partisan basis in the House of Representatives by Rep. McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Tonko (D-NY). The letter calls for $70 million for the State Energy Program (SEP) and $230 million for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for FY'18 federal appropriations.
DC United and DC Department of Energy and Environment Announce $25 Million in Green Funding through DC PACE
DC United, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) recently announced a $25 million private clean energy funding package for Audi Field, United's new soccer-specific stadium with capacity for 20,000 people opening next year.
Texas PACE Authority Announces the City of Dallas' First C-PACE Project; the Largest in Texas
On July 3, the City of Dallas C-PACE program (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) closed its first PACE project, enabling Alterra International, a Dallas, Texas-based global real estate development company to obtain $23.9 million in long-term fixed-rate financing from CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital for energy and water saving upgrades to the historic Butler Brothers Building at 500 S. Ervay Street across from City Hall.
Presentations from the 2017 NASEO Annual Meeting
In September 2017, The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) 2017 Annual Meeting convened state, local, and private sector leaders of breakthrough, innovative, and effective energy policies and programs for a series of discussions on the future of U.S. energy systems and technologies. To learn more about the meeting and for presentations, please visit http://annualmeeting.naseo.org.
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