NASEO News July 2014 Now Available
Annual Meeting Information / NYSERDA Launches Major Fuels Initiative / NASEO Hosts Discussion on Technal Reference Manual in Transportation Sector / Governor Nixon Sighs Executive Order Launching Missori State Energy Plan / NASEO Webinar: Four-State Residential Retrofit and Energy Labeling Project / Maryland Releases Report on Microgrid Deployment and more...
NASEO Releases Transportation Technical Reference Manual
NASEO and the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), with support from DOE's Clean Cities Program, recently developed a Transportation Technical Reference Manual.
NASEO Launches State 111(d) Resource Hub
NASEO recently launched the State 111(d) Resource Hub, which will provide information to SEOs on compliance options and requirements for EPA's proposed Section 111(d) rule. The site will focus primarily on the role energy efficiency and renewable energy can play in state compliance plans.
NASEO Issues Actions for Consideration in Addressing Propane Supply Issues
The actions for consideration were developed following a propane stakeholders meeting convened by NASEO.
NASEO Holds Mid-Atlantic SEO Meeting at PJM
On Thursday, May 1-Friday, May 2, NASEO held a Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting at the PJM headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The meeting featured a presentation from PJM President and CEO Terry Boston. In addition, SEOs discussed recently completed energy plans and held a dialogue with utility commissioners on the relationship between these plans and utility regulation priorities.

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DOE Releases Water-Energy Nexus Report
On June 18, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus for DOE and its partners, and also lays the foundation for future efforts.
DOE’S ARPA-E Announces 13 New Projects at New York Energy Week
On June 19, DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $33 million in funding for 13 new projects aimed at developing transformational fuel cell technologies for low-cost distributed power generation.
DOE Announces Microgrid Competition to Support Community Resiliency
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the Microgrid 2014 MVP Challenge, a competition to support resiliency and adaptation in communities across the nation.
Congressman Himes Unveils Bill to Boost Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Homes
Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) recently introduced legislation seeking to increase energy efficiency in multifamily housing communities nationwide, reduce utility costs for residents and owners, and slash carbon emissions.
Senate Passes Geothermal Production Expansion Act
On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate passed the Geothermal Production Expansion Act S.363 by unanimous consent.

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NYSERDA to Bring Clean Energy Financing to Businesses and Multifamily Properties
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced a new partnership that will expand innovative clean energy project financing to all of New York State for commercial, industrial and multifamily buildings to help them become more competitive and cost effective by decreasing their energy costs.
NYSERDA Launches Major Fuels Initiative
On July 14, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched the Portable Emergency Generator Program and the State Strategic Gasoline Reserve initiatives.
Governor Nixon Signs Executive Order Launching Missouri State Energy Plan
On June 18, Governor Jay Nixon signed Executive Order 14-06, to formally launch the development of a comprehensive State Energy Plan, led by the Missouri Department of Economic Development's Division of Energy.
Maryland Releases Report on Microgrid Deployment
On June 23, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) released a roadmap for microgrid deployment entitled "Resiliency Through Microgrids Task Force Report," which is the result of four roundtable meetings with representatives from sister states, project developers, utilities, and others.
Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Training for Clean-Energy Workforce in New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that 14 regional workforce development organizations have been chosen to help deliver energy efficiency skills training needed by the clean-energy industry.

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GE Survey Finds that Companies Want to Expand Fleets and Add Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

A recent study conducted by General Electric (GE) found that middle-market companies are looking to expand and tweak their aging vehicle fleets in light of the improving economic outlook and rising fuel costs. [more]