NASEO Submits Comments for DOE's Quadrennial Energy Review
On October 10, 2014, NASEO submitted comments to DOE for consideration in its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). NASEO emphasized the importance of federal, state, and local cooperation and coordination, including coordination with appropriate environmental agencies.
NASEO Honors Past Board Chair, Vaughn Clark (OK), and Secretary Ginger Willson (NE)
On September 8, 2014, NASEO's outgoing Chair Vaughn Clark was recognized by the NASEO Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Clark was elected by the State Energy Offices to serve as NASEO's Chair from September 2012 through September 2014.
NASEO Members Elect Janet Streff (Mn) as Board Chair - and Elect New Executive Committee
On September 8, 2014, NASEO members elected Janet Streff (MN) as new chair for its Board of Directors. In addition, members also elected a new executive committee.
NASEO Presents During AESP Online Financing Conference
On September 16, 2014, NASEO's Executive Director David Terry presented at the Association of Energy Services Professional's (AESP) online conference – Making Dollars and Sense of Energy Efficiency Financing.
NASEO Hosts Winter Energy Outlook Conference
On Tuesday, October 7, NASEO, in partnership with the DOE and EIA, convened the 2014 - 2015 Winter Energy Outlook Conference. Presentations and recordings from this conference are now available.

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EPA Releases Guidance to Improve Schools’ Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations.
EIA Launches Expanded Winter Heating Fuels Data Program for Winter 2014-15
EIA is expanding the State Heating Oil and Propane Program (SHOPP) this winter heating season. SHOPP is a joint effort between EIA and participating states to collect weekly residential heating oil and propane price data.
DOE Announces SEP FY'14 Competitive Awards
On October 14, 2014, DOE announced the U.S. State Energy Program (SEP) Competitive State Awardees for FY'14. Approximately $5 million will go to 13 State Energy Offices and their partners.
DOE Proposes New Efficiency Standards for Rooftop Air Conditioning Energy Use
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently proposed new efficiency standards today that would slash commercial rooftop air conditioner energy use by about 30%. The proposed standards would achieve the largest national energy savings of any standard ever issued by DOE.
IEEE Joint Task Force on QER Submits Final Report to DOE
On October 6, 2014, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced that the IEEE Joint Task Force on Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) submitted its final report to DOE on a specific set of priority issues.

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Patrick Administration Outlines Winter Energy Resources for Massachusetts Residents
Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett recently announced a $5.1 million investment to expand energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities for the Commonwealth’s residents as the winter season approaches.
Rhode Island Renewables Legislation Advances Development and Use of Hydropower
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation that includes provisions to advance regional development and use of hydropower.
Missouri and Other States Developing Plans to Shape Energy Future
Missouri is in the early stages of its most comprehensive energy planning effort in at least two decades, and will look more broadly at the state's energy mix, prices, and ways to use energy to create jobs.
Pennsylvania Treasury Launches Public-Private Financing Program
The Pennsylvania Treasury recently announced the creation of a Sustainable Energy Bond Program, which will provide legal and technical assistance, as well as low-cost capital, for energy improvement projects by municipalities, universities, schools, and hospitals (also known as the MUSH sector).
Florida Wins $1 Million Conservation Grant
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service was recently awarded a $1 million conservation innovation grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to be used to help individual farmers and ranchers become more efficient in their use of energy.

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Affiliates Corner

NASEO Welcomes Energy Systems Group as Newest Affiliate Member

NASEO is pleased to welcome its newest affiliate member, Energy Systems Group (ESG), an energy services provider that specializes in developing sustainable energy solutions, which allow building owners to maximize their energy efficiency and operational performance. [more]