NASEO Convenes Emergency Preparedness Meeting with States and the Oil and Natural Gas Industries
On October 5, NASEO, in conjunction with the American Petroleum Institute, convened a meeting on recommendations contained in the National Petroleum Council Study on Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters.
NASEO Article on Securing the North American Energy Future Featured in Capitol Ideas Magazine
The Council of State Governments (CSG) recently released the November/December 2015 issue of theCapitol Ideas Magazine which focuses on global affairs and energy.
NASEO Joins DOE Building Energy Data Collaborative
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - together with NASEO and others, announced the launch of the SEED Collaborative, which assists states with building performance data sets.
C2ES and NASEO Release Reports on Fleet Operators and Business Models to Boost EV Charging
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and NASEO recently released two reports on fleet operators and EV charging.
Save the Date: NASEO's 2016 Energy Policy Outlook Conference
On February 9-12, 2016, explore how State and Territory Energy Offices’ efforts are “Powering Economies” and serving as an engine for growth and productivity.

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DOE Releases Visualization Tool for Energy Infrastructure Exposure to Storm Surge and Sea-Level Rise
Recently, DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability released an interactive tool to communicate the results of its pilot study, which assessed the impacts of sea level rise on energy infrastructure.
DOE Seeking State and City Partners to Improve Building Energy Performance Data Management
Throughout the US, state and local governments are implementing policies or voluntary programs that track building performance data to better understand market trends and identify energy investment opportunities.
Renew Financial Acquires EcoCity to Expand PACE Financing
Renew Financial recently announced that it acquired EcoCity Partners, a leading Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program administrator.
Renovate America Raises $90 Million For Home Energy Efficiency
Renovate America recently raised $90 million for projects including solar arrays and a growing number of technologies to curb water consumption.
DOE Announces $34 Million to Improve the Nation's Energy Infrastructure
On October 9, 2015, DOE awarded more than $34 million to the Universities of Arkansas and Illinois to improve the U.S. electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure.

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Tennessee Explores No-Cost Opportunities for Public Sector Information Systems
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recently completed a pilot project to test computer power management (CPM) technologies.
Dallas Jumps Houston as Top Green Power Government
The EPA recently stated that the City of Dallas is now the largest local government user of green power in the nation, taking the top spot away from the City of Houston.
New Mexico Releases 2015 Energy Policy and Implementation Plan
At the end of September, 2015, the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources department released the New Mexico Comprehensive State Energy Plan.
Missouri Releases 2015 Comprehensive State Energy Plan
On October 15, 2015 the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy released the Missouri Comprehensive Statewide Energy Plan.
California Offers $31 Million for ZNE Buildings and Efficient Communities
California is offering up to $31 million for ZNE building projects and demand-side management for communities.

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AGA Releases Report on Achieving GHG Reductions with Natural Gas in Homes and Businesses

The American Gas Association (AGA) recently released a report, "Dispatching Direct Use," which serves as a resource to advance direct use of natural gas in homes and businesses as an emissions reductions tool. [more]