NASEO and DOE Sign MOU on Energy Emergency Coordination
On February 10, David Terry, NASEO’s Executive Director, and Secretary Moniz announced the renewal and expansion of the Energy Emergency Assurance Coordinators Program under a new MOU.
Secretary Moniz Addresses State Energy Offices at NASEO Conference
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz addressed the State Energy Offices on the importance of innovation and collaboration at NASEO’s Energy Outlook Conference.
Experts Panel Provide Conference Attendees with “Outlooks” on Energy Policy and Markets
NASEO's 2016 Energy Policy Outlook Conference kicked off with a discussion-oriented panel focusing on ways public policy, both at the state and federal levels, can drive energy markets and open opportunities to increase overall energy system efficiencies.
NASEO Launches the ENERGY STAR Task Force
After soliciting feedback from several State Energy Office and Affiliate members, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will team up to bring greater awareness of the successful, voluntary, ENERGY STAR program and related tools for State Energy Offices (SEO) use in promoting energy efficiency.
Senator Murkowski’s Remarks and the Administration’s Statements of Policy on the Pending Bipartisan Energy Bill Note Importance of SEP and WAP
On February 2, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, advanced debate on her broad, bipartisan energy bill by providing a synopsis of how it will benefit her home state of Alaska.

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Detailed Budget Comparison and DOE Budget Request Highlights for the President's FY'17 Budget Request
On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, President Obama released his FY'17 Budget Request.
Transportation Energy Partners to Host Energy Independence Summit on February 7-9 in Washington, DC.
Transporation Energy Partners will be hosting the Energy Independence Summit on February 7-9 in Washington, DC. This summit will provide a unique opportunity for Clean Cities Coalitions and leaders in the clean transportation industry to network and build partnerships with each other, and with key Congressional and Administration policymakers in Washington, DC.
DOE Releases State Energy Code Savings Calculator
In an effort to pursue greater energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) encourages the development, adoption, and implementation of model energy codes.
President Obama and Bill Gates Announce Investments in Clean Energy Research
The United States and 19 other countries on Monday promised to work toward doubling their spending over five years to support "clean energy" research.
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.

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Virginia Completes Statewide PACE Financial Underwriting Guidelines
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) recently completed a document which provides localities guidance in developing financial underwriting guidelines for clean energy financing programs.
EmPower TN Program Seeks to Lower Costs by Boosting Energy Efficiency in Tennessee State Buildings
Tennessee's Office of Customer Focused Government Director Terry Cowles recently announced project selections for the EmPower TN Program to improve energy efficiency at state buildings and reduce the cost of government.
Colorado's New Energy Improvement District Launches Statewide Commercial PACE Program
Colorado's New Energy Improvement District recently launched a statewide Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program that provides commercial property owners mechanisms to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water-conservation improvements.
Nebraska Seeks Comprehensive Approach to Energy Policies
Nebraska's Energy Office Director, David Bracht, recently stated that a comprehensive approach to its energy policy is needed statewide.
District of Columbia Mayor Bowser Announces Largest Municipal Onsite Solar Project in United States
Mayor Muriel Bowser demonstrated the District of Columbia's commitment to renewable energy and sustainability by entering into one of the largest municipal onsite solar projects in the United States.

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Affiliates Corner

NASEO Welcomes Nest as Newest Affiliate Member

NASEO is pleased to annouce its newest affiliate member, Nest. [more]