Robert Jackson (MI) Elected as Regional Representative to NASEO Board of Directors
On Friday, January 9, NASEO’s Midwest members elected Robert Jackson to NASEO's Board of Directors as a representative of the Midwest Region.  Mr. Jackson serves as the Director of the Michigan Energy Office and will join Susan Brown of the Wisconsin Energy Office to represent the region...
Register for the NASEO 2015 Energy Policy Outlook Conference, February 3-6, 2015
On February 3-6, 2015, NASEO will host the 2015 Energy Policy Outlook Conference. Please join us as we convene to address important energy infrastructure and policy issues.
NASEO Hosts "3N" 111(d) Meeting with NACAA and NARUC
On December 4, 2014, NASEO hosted a "3N" meeting with the National Association of Clean Air Agencies and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners to discuss energy efficiency compliance options for EPA's proposed 111(d) rule.
NASEO Supports the PREPARE Act
NASEO sent a letter of support to Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) expressing support for the the Promoting Regional Energy Partnerships for Advancing Resilient Energy Systems Act (PREPARE Act), which authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy to enter into multi-state cooperative agreements.
NASEO Board of Directors Convenes in Arlington, Virginia
On December 2-3, the NASEO Board met in Arlington, Virginia, to address NASEO business, discuss legislative and federal priorities, and hear from the DOE and other federal agencies on state priorities in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. For more information about the results of the Board meeting, please contact your Regional Representative to NASEO's Board of Directors.

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GWC Governors Suggest Ways to Develop Wind Energy Resources to President Obama
In a recent letter to President Obama, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, the chairman and vice chairman of the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition, urged the President to take steps to expand the nation's wind energy development.
EPA Announces Mid-Summer Target for Finalizing Power Plant Rules
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, EPA announced that it plans to issue a final Clean Power Plan and final standards for new, reconstructed, and modified plants by mid-summer of 2015.
EESI Releases Fact Sheet on Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) recently released a fact sheet, which focuses on employment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors in the United States and around the world.
FERC to Host Series of Technical Conferences on EPA’s Clean Power Plan
On February 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will host the first of a series of technical conferences to discuss implications of compliance approaches to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposed rule.
EPA to Assist Water Utilities in Climate Resilience and Readiness
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently launched its Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative, which assists the water sector, including drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities, in addressing climate change challenges and impacts.

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Wisconsin Energy Office Awards Nearly $1 Million to Trucking Efficiency
The Wisconsin Department of Administration's State Energy Office recently announced it is awarding nearly $1million to 53 state motor carriers to help fund diesel truck idling reduction technologies.
Washington Governor Inslee Announces Details of Carbon Legislation and Efforts Related to Clean Energy
On December 17, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee announced a package of actions to transition Washington to increased energy independence through use of clean energy, to reduce carbon pollution in Washington and to meet greenhouse gas limits adopted by the state Legislature.
NYSERDA Announces Support for New Technology at Power Plants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing $14.5 million for replicable projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions at power plants through the use of market-ready technologies.
Massachusetts Energy Office Awards $18.4 Million to Communities for Energy Resiliency Projects
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) recently awarded $18.4 million in grants to municipalities to implement clean energy technologies and improve resiliency at critical facilities throughout the state.
Former Massachusetts Energy Undersecretary Mark Sylvia Joins Bluewave Capital
Former Massachusetts Undersecretary for Energy Mark Sylvia recently joined BlueWave Capital, the solar energy development and finance company, as Managing Director in January. “Mark’s service to the Patrick Administration has made a difference in communities across Massachusetts and in our Commonwealth’s energy future,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett...

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Propane Autogas Introduces New Brand, Stakes Claim as a Leading Alternative Fuel

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