NASEO, EPC, RF and CITI Officially Launch Wheel in NYC and PA
On Friday, March 28, NASEO joined the Energy Programs Consortium (EPC), Renewable Funding (RF), and Citi at Citi headquarters in New York City to officially launch the Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL).
NASEO Finalizes State Energy Planning Guidelines
The final version of NASEO’s State Energy Planning Guidelines is now available. The Guidelines outline a process and broadly applicable policies and programs for states that are developing or updating their state energy plans.
NASEO Kicks off Annual Series of Regional Meetings
On April 1 -2, the State Energy Offices in the Midwest convened in Madison, Wisc., to elevate and address regional priorities. This was the first in NASEO’s annual series of five regional meetings to be held between April and June in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy.
NASEO Highlights Role of State Energy Offices in Supporting Military’s Energy Goals
State Energy Offices can be valuable resources to military leaders seeking to deploy efficiency and alternative energy projects on domestic military installations under the Defense Department’s energy strategy.
NASEO Job Opportunity: Fuels and Grid Integration Program Manager
NASEO is seeking a Fuels and Grid Integration Program Manager to lead policy analysis and project implementation around electricity, fuels, and grid integration. The position operates in support of NASEO’s members and includes responsibilities such as, but not limited to, drafting reports and recommendations, conducting outreach to states and private sector partners, facilitating meetings, and developing funding proposals.
Senators Propose Utility Incentives to Detail Electricity Consumption
U.S. Senators Mark Udall (D-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) recently introduced a bill that would incentivize utilities to give customers more information about their electricity consumption. The incentives would come via the U.S. DOE's State Energy Program.
House Introduces Legislation to Create Jobs and Increase Energy Efficiency
U.S. Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-5), Pete King (R-NY-2), and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) recently introduced the bipartisan Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Assessment Protection Act of 2014 to help spur local job creation and increase energy efficiency.
Secretary Moniz Testifies on Fy'15 DOE Budget Request
On Wednesday, April 2, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz outlined a range of budget request priorities, including plans for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and advanced research.
DOE Convenes Series of Public Meetings on the Quadrennial Energy Review
On Friday, April 11, the U.S. Department of Energy will begin a series of public stakeholder meetings on the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), which was established by the President earlier this year.
New Resources Available for Farm Bill Energy Programs
The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) has developed a variety of resources to help better understand the rural clean energy development opportunities available in the new Farm Bill's Energy Title.
Arkansas Energy Office Funds Two CNG Stations
The Arkansas Energy Office, a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, recently announced a total of $800,000 in rebates to fund two fueling station operators--one in Little Rock and one in West Memphis.
New York PACE Program Helps Preserve Affordable Housing in Westchester County
In an effort to preserve Westchester Countys existing affordable housing, Energize NY and The Westchester Department of Planning introduced a new program on March 11, 2014 to help affordable housing and non-profit building owners to improve their buildings by making them more energy efficient and to add renewable energy.
Governor Brewer Establishes Energy Plan, "Empower Arizona"
Governor Jan Brewer recently approved and accepted a Master Energy Plan, "emPOWER Arizona: Executive Energy Assessment and Pathways," to help lead Arizona into a more prosperous and reliable energy future.
Governor Shumlin Unveils Plan to Increase Energy Efficiency in Vermont's State Buildings
Governor Peter Shumlin recently rolled out a plan in Vermont to make state buildings more energy efficient with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and annual energy usage by at least 5 percent with an investment of $8 million.
Pennsylvania Opens Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program
An estimated $8 million in grants is now available in Pennsylvania for the purchase or conversion of natural gas vehicles, as well as the conversion or purchase of electric, propane or other alternative fuel vehicles of any size.
Affiliates Corner

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Member Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

NASEO is pleased to welcome its newest affiliate member, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. [more]