U.S. DOE: State Energy Offices Critical to Advancing the Nation's Energy System
During the NASEO Energy Policy Outlook Conference, DOE Acting Undersecretary for Energy and Science, Patricia Hoffman, emphasized key roles of the Nation's 56 State and Territory Energy Offices.
Date Posted: 2/13/2017

President Trump Issues Statement on Energy Priorities
On January 20, 2017, the Trump Administration released an energy priorities statement – An America First Energy Plan that lowers costs and frees us from foreign oil dependence.
Date Posted: 1/20/2017

Iowa Releases New State Energy Plan
The Iowa Energy Office and the Iowa Department of Transportation recently released the Iowa Energy Plan.
Date Posted: 1/12/2017

NASEO Releases Report on Incorporating Alternative Fuel Vehicles into Future Emergency Operations Plans
NASEO’s Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV) released a report examining opportunities for states and municipalities to incorporate alternative fuel vehicles into future iterations of emergency operations plans...
Date Posted: 1/3/2017

NASEO and CEC Host Western Regional Emergency Fuel Coordination Meeting
NASEO partnered with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to host an Emergency Fuel Coordination Meeting for Western states and industry partners on September 28 - 30, 2016, in Sacramento, CA.
Date Posted: 12/19/2016

NASEO Joins DOE to Support States Zero Energy Schools Activities
NASEO joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a National Partner in the newly launched Zero Energy Schools Accelerator. The Accelerator will build on the groundbreaking work of State Energy Offices such as Kentucky and California.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

NASEO Board of Directors Meeting Discusses SEO Transition Priorites and Welcomes New Members
On December 12-13, NASEO held its Winter Board of Directors Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss the transition to a new Congress and Trump Administration. The meeting also welcomed new executive committee members Andrew McAllister, California, as Vice-Chair; Jeff Ackermann, Colorado, as Parliamentarian; and Michael Furze, Washington, as Western Regional Representative. In addition, the Board recognized the service of outgoing Vice-Chair Mark Glick, Hawaii, and regional representative Asa Hopkins, Vermont.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

NASEO Holds Volkswagen Settlement Planning Sessions Post Board Meeting: Updates Available
Following the NASEO Board of Directors Meeting, it held a workshop for States on opportunities under the Volkswagen (VW) Settlement. During the workshop, NASEO Board members met with VW's new LLC - Electrify America - and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss updates under the settlement. In addition, NASEO has developed a number of resources to help State Energy Offices understand various portions of the settlement.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

NASEO and DOE Host "Liberty Eclipse" Cyber-Energy Emergency Exercise
On December 8-9, NASEO and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability held a cyber and energy emergency exercise in Newport, Rhode Island.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

NASEO Launches New Leading by Example Network
The newly established Leading by Example (LBE) Interstate Network was recently launched and originally conceived at an ad hoc meeting of several states during the 2015 Better Buildings Summit in Washington, DC - and represents a collaboration among NASEO, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Governors Association (NGA), in an effort to support improved communication and collaboration among states.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

New Jersey Advances Development of Microgrid Systems
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities recently moved forward the development of advanced and Town Center Distributed Energy Resource microgrids with the acceptance of staff's microgrid report.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

Hawaii State Energy Office Releases Data on State's Energy Landscape
The Hawaii State Energy Office recently released "Hawaii Energy Facts and Figures," a comprehensive collection of data on the state's energy landscape and progress towards its clean energy goals.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

Pennsylvania Announces Planning to Boost Solar Energy Development
Governor Tom Wolf recently announced that a statewide planning project led by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will equip Pennsylvania to produce more solar energy and increase solar-generated in-state electricity sales to at least 10 percent by 2030.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

NASEO Helping to Organize 2017 National Energy Code Conference
For the third consecutive year NASEO is assisting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in planning and promoting the 2017 National Energy Codes Conference. This years event will take place July 17-20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

NASEO's 2017 Energy Policy Outlook Conference - Presentations Available
On February 7-10, 2017, NASEO held its 2017 Energy Policy Outlook Conference in Washington, DC. Presentations are now available.
Date Posted: 12/14/2016

Save the Date: NASEO's 2017 Energy Policy Outlook Conference - February 7-10, 2017, Washington, DC
NASEO will convene the 2017 Energy Policy Outlook Conference on February 7 - 10, 2017, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C., as a new Administration and Congress take the national stage.
Date Posted: 11/29/2016

NASEO and EIA Host 2016-2017 Winter Energy Outlook
On October 13, 2016, NASEO, in partnership with the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), hosted a 2016 - 2017 Winter Energy Outlook Webinar to address the outlook for global oil, natural gas, and propane supplies and prices, and the effect of projected winter weather on the demand for these heating, agricultural, and transportation fuels...
Date Posted: 10/14/2016

Volkswagen Settlement - Proposed Changes to Partial Consent Decree
A Motion for Entry of Partial Consent Decree has been filed for the Volkswagen Settlement, and includes a series of proposed changes to Appendix D - the Environmental Mitigation Trust.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

Iowa Releases Study on Advancing the State's Electric Vehicle Market
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) commissioned a study on electric vehicle charging to assess the current electric vehicle (EV) market, forecast future market conditions and evaluate programs and policies that could potentially help the market meet these projections.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

University of Montana to Become First US Campus to Launch Fast-Charging Electric Buses
Students of the University of Montana recently launched its first fast-charging buses, following a decision to "go electric" with its fleet.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

First Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Project Receives Financing
The New Energy Improvement District (NEID) recently announced financing for Colorado's first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) project. NEID, with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) support, oversees the development of Colorado C-PACE projects.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

California Governor Brown Signs Bills to Strengthen PACE Protections and Expand Distributed Energy Storage
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 2693, which creates an industry-wide framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy financing loans. In addition, he signed other bills expanding the deployment of energy storage throughout the state.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

RESNET and the Colorado Energy Office Partner to Raise Consumer Knowledge of New Home Performance
RESNET and the Colorado Energy Office has entered into a partnership aimed at promoting the construction of energy efficient homes in the Centennial State. The intent is to raise consumers' knowledge of new home performance using the HERS Index.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

DOE Announces Position in Residential Building Energy Codes During the 2018 IECC Code Development Cycle
There is a national conversation taking place on the role of renewable energy in achieving zero energy buildings. Of particular interest is the appropriate role of renewable energy in current and upcoming residential building energy codes.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

How Much Do Energy Codes Save?
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program has evaluated the impacts of model energy codes for residential and commercial buildings. The most recent assessment focuses on the current model codes, and their prospective national and state-level impacts.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

Businesses New to DOE Encouraged to Apply for Small Business Vouchers
Small businesses in the clean-energy sector have another opportunity to submit Requests for Assistance for technical assistance from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) labs through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

NASEO Concludes Successful ENERGY STAR Webinar Series
The NASEO ENERGY STAR Task Force recently concluded the presentation of a multi-part webinar series. The series was designed to raise awareness of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA) ENERGY STAR benefits, offerings, and resources, along with fostering peer-to-peer sharing between State Energy Offices.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

NASEO and CEC Host Western Regional Emergency Fuel Coordination Meeting
NASEO partnered with CEC to host an Emergency Fuel Coordination Meeting for Western states and industry partners on September 28 - 30, 2016, in Sacramento, CA. Presentations from this meeting are now available.
Date Posted: 10/3/2016

NASEO Board Welcomes Northeast Regional Representative
NASEO's Board of Directors recently welcomed Judith Judson, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, as the Northeastern states elected her to serve as NASEO's Northeast regional representative, along with Asa Hopkins (VT)...
Date Posted: 9/10/2016

NASEO Comments on EPA Clean Energy Incentive Program Design Details
NASEO submitted comments to EPA on design details for the proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) under the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
Date Posted: 8/31/2016

NASEO Submits Comments to DOE's Best Practices for PACE Financing Programs
NASEO recently submitted comments in response to DOE's draft Best Practice Guidelines for Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Programs. The Guidelines were released in response to a July 19 White House press release.
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

SEP FY16 Competitive Awards Announced: $5 Million to 16 States
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the U.S. State Energy Program (SEP) Competitive State Awardees for FY 2016. Approximately $5 million will go to 16 State Energy Offices and their partners.
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

Governor Cuomo's Clean Energy Plan Approved: Huge Boost for Solar, Wind, and Nuclear in New York
The New York State Public Service Commission recently approved Governor Andrew Cuomo's clean energy plan, which calls for a rapid expansion of wind and solar power, with a goal of making 50 percent of the state's energy renewable by 2030.
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

Houston Launches PACE Program in Texas
Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Texas PACE Authority recently announced the launch of a commercial PACE program in Houston, providing an additional tool for Houston property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects.
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

NASEO to Host First Webinar on Major 2018 IECC Code Change Proposals
This first webinar in a five-part series will kick-off with two important proposals related to multifamily buildings and agricultural lighting. Applying the provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to multifamily buildings has long been a source of confusion.
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

Special Discount for NASEO Members to ACCO West Coast Climate Change Strategies Conference
NASEO has partnered with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) on the West Coast Climate Strategies Forum on October 19-21 in San Diego, California. NASEO members can receive a 30% disount on registration by referencing promotional code Partners-Discount-NASEO when prompted.
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

NASEO Letter to House and Senate Energy Bill Conferees – Support for SEP and WAP
On August 17, 2016, NASEO provided a letter to House and Senate energy leaders for reauthorization of SEP and WAP.
Date Posted: 8/19/2016

NASEO Comment Letter on Residential PACE Financing
Using input provided by State Energy Offices on last week’s Financing Committee call, NASEO has drafted a comment letter in response to the U.S. Department of Energy's updated Best Practice Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing Programs.
Date Posted: 8/15/2016

NASEO’s iREV Case Studies on Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Response
NASEO’s Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV) released a series of case studies that feature stories from communities that have successfully used alternative fuel vehicles in emergencies.
Date Posted: 8/8/2016

NASEO Comments: United States v. Volkswagen Group of America et al.
NASEO submitted comments on the Partial Consent Decree in the United States v. Volkswagen Group of America et al.
Date Posted: 8/8/2016

Join NASEO at the Getting to Zero Forum
NASEO continues its leadership on Zero Energy Buildings by partnering on the 2016 Getting to Zero Forum.
Date Posted: 7/28/2016

ENERGY STAR Tools for Statewide K-12 Efficiency Programs
On July 14, 2016, NASEO hosted the the fourth installment of a five-part webinar series to educate State Energy Offices on the availability and benefits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR Program.
Date Posted: 7/28/2016

Upcoming NASEO Annual Meeting Celebrates 30 Years of Supporting State Policy and Program Successes
NASEO’s upcoming Annual Meeting is being held in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources on September 11 – 14, 2016, in Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting brings together State Energy Officials from every state and territory in the nation, NASEO Affiliate members, private sector energy leaders, and federal officials for discussions on state energy policy and program successes, challenges, and opportunities. This year’s session topics include:
Date Posted: 7/28/2016

NASEO Board Appoints New Treasurer and Affiliate Member Co-Chair to Board of Directors
At the July 2016 NASEO Board of Directors meeting, the Board appointed and elected Dub Taylor (TX) to serve as NASEO Treasurer until the annual election to be held at the NASEO Annual Meeting. NASEO's Chair, Robert Jackson, appointed Meredith Tunick, Manager, Federal Government Affiars, The Bosch Group, as the new Affiliates' Co-Chair. Ms. Tunick joins Affiliate Co-Chair Anna Pavlova, Vice President, Government Relations, Schneider Electric.
Date Posted: 7/28/2016

Volkswagen Settlement: Summary and Additional State Resources
In two related settlements, German automaker Volkswagen AG has agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. NASEO has developed a summary and additional resources that highlight opportunities for State Energy Offices.
Date Posted: 7/22/2016

Registration Now Open for 2016 NASEO Annual Meeting
Marking NASEO's 30th anniversary, the 2016 NASEO Annual Meeting will bring together more than 200 decision makers for discussions on state clean energy policy and program successes, challenges, and opportunities.
Date Posted: 7/20/2016

Help NASEO Develop Case Studies on States' Use of Federal Financing Programs
With support from DOE, NASEO is working on a “Federal Energy Financing Playbook for State Energy Offices.”
Date Posted: 7/13/2016

NASEO Announces Updates to K-12 ENERGY STAR Schools Statistics and Infographics
NASEO is pleased to announce the mid-year updates to its K-12 ENERGY STAR Schools statistics and infographics. As part of the NASEO ENERGY STAR Task Force, NASEO continues to track the number of K-12 Schools being certified across the country and published them on a quarterly basis.
Date Posted: 7/12/2016

NASEO Concludes 2016 Series of Regional Meetings
Each Spring, NASEO hosts a series of in-region meetings for each of the six NASEO Regions. During these meetings, State Energy Officials convene to address pressing issues and identify regional actions on subjects ranging from program direction under the U.S. State Energy Program (SEP) to comprehensive and strategic approaches within state energy planning.
Date Posted: 6/30/2016

NASEO Holds Energy Efficiency EM&V Webinar
On May 16, 2016, NASEO hosted a webinar covering evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) for energy efficiency programs and projects. In addition, it covered key areas such as savings estimates and how energy savings are measured.
Date Posted: 5/27/2016

NASEO Hosts Webinar on Successful Statewide Benchmarking Programs
On May 19, 2016, NASEO hosted the third installment of a five-part webinar series to inform State Energy Offices on the availability and benefits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Program. This webinar highlighted best practices for establishing and implementing statewide benchmarking programs.
Date Posted: 5/27/2016

NASEO to Participate in High Performance Building Week
The High Performance Building Coalition (HPBC), which NASEO is an active member of, will organize and host a series of events in support of High Performance Building Week. Taking place June 13-17, 2016, members of the HPBC will work with members of Congress to expand awareness of the importance of high performance buildings.
Date Posted: 5/27/2016

NASEO Case Study on Minnesota CHP Power Action Plan
NASEO has completed a case study of Minnesota's CHP Action Plan, which recounts Minnesota’s experience and provides lessons and recommendations.
Date Posted: 5/21/2016

NASEO Releases New Report on Commercial PACE Financing
With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, NASEO recently released a new report, "Accelerating the Commercial PACE Market: Statewide Programs and State Energy Office Participation in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing."
Date Posted: 5/19/2016

NASEO ENERGY STAR Task Force Hosts Third Webinar: Successful Statewide Benchmarking
NASEO will host the third installment of a five-part webinar series to inform State Energy Offices on the availability and benefits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR Program. This webinar will highlight best practices for establishing and implementing statewide benchmarking programs.
Date Posted: 5/5/2016

NASEO Buildings Committee Conference Call
Please join the NASEO Buildings Committee for our next meeting on May 5th, 2016 from 3:00 - 4:00pm ET. We will be using a webinar for this meeting, which you can register for here. We look forward to welcoming everyone for the first meeting since the Energy Policy Outlook Conference in February...
Date Posted: 4/29/2016

NASEO Board Welcomes New Regional Representative
NASEO's Board of Directors recently welcomed Laura Nelson, Director of the Utah Office of Energy Development, as the Western states elected her as their newest regional board representative.
Date Posted: 4/25/2016

NASEO Testifies Before House and Senate in Support of SEP, WAP, OE, EERE
Throughout March 2016, NASEO provided testimony to a number of U.S. House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees in support of FY'17 funding for SEP, WAP, and various priority energy programs (e.g., DOE-OE, DOE-EERE, EPA-ENERGY STAR, USDA-REAP) that leverage state efforts.
Date Posted: 4/25/2016

NASEO Launching Online Forum for the Financing Committee
To promote greater peer exchange of ideas and solutions among members of NASEO's Financing Committee, NASEO will soon be using an online, password-protected platform called the Learn Exchange and Action Planning reSource, or LEAPSource.
Date Posted: 4/25/2016

NASEO Welcomes New Buildings Committee Co-Chair
The NASEO Buildings Committee is pleased and excited to welcome its newest State Co-Chair, Laith Younis of the California Energy Commission.
Date Posted: 4/25/2016

NASEO ENERGY STAR Task Force Hosts Second Webinar - More to Come
On April 21, 2016, the NASEO ENERGY STAR Task Force hosted the second in a series of five webinars.
Date Posted: 4/25/2016

Introduction to ENERGY STAR Webinar Recording Available
On Thursday, March 10th NASEO organized a webinar for State Energy Office and Affiliate Members on the basics of EPA’s ENERGY STAR program.
Date Posted: 3/15/2016

NASEO Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair to Board of Directors
NASEO's Board of Directors recently elected Robert Jackson, Director of the Michigan Agency for Energy, as Chair; and Mark Glick, Administrator of the Hawaii State Energy Office, as Vice-Chair.
Date Posted: 3/7/2016

NASEO Board Elects Secretary and Welcomes New Regional Representatives
NASEO's Board of Directors recently elected Molly Cripps, Tennessee, as Secretary. In addition, the Southeast and Midwest states elected Kelley Smith Burk, Florida, as Southeast regional board representative, and Maria Redmond, Wisconsin, as Midwest regional representative.
Date Posted: 2/18/2016

Bloomberg Highlights NASEO and EPA Administrator McCarthy During Recent CPP Workshop
Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court halted the Environmental Protection Agency's signature climate change rule, Administrator Gina McCarthy struck a decidedly optimistic tone, vowing to support ongoing state efforts to shift toward a cleaner power sector.
Date Posted: 2/18/2016

NASEO and DOE Sign MOU on Energy Emergency Coordination
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.
Date Posted: 2/12/2016

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.
Date Posted: 2/12/2016

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.
Date Posted: 2/12/2016

NASEO Launches an 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.
Date Posted: 2/10/2016

States Launch Energy System Modernization Roadmapping through NASEO Initiative
NASEO selects Michigan Energy Office, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy as the pilot states for E-MAP program.
Date Posted: 2/3/2016

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.
Date Posted: 2/2/2016

NASEO Launches Online Clean Power Plan Q&A Forum – ASQ – for State Officials
Today, NASEO announced the launch of “Answers to State Questions” (ASQ), an online forum for state officials to submit questions that arise as a result of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP).
Date Posted: 1/26/2016

NASEO's Energy-Air Q&A Forum (ASQ) for State Officials
NASEO launched “Answers to State Questions” (ASQ), an online forum for states to submit questions relating to EPA environmental rules impacting power plants.
Date Posted: 1/26/2016

NASEO Board of Directors Meets and Honors Outgoing Colleagues
On December 15-16, NASEO held our Winter Board of Directors meeting in Arlington, VA, and honored outgoing colleagues Alice Lippert, DOE, John Davies, KY, and Paul Miller, LA.
Date Posted: 12/18/2015

NASEO and NACAA Recognize NARUC Leadership
At NASEO's Board meeting, NASEO and the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) honored Chuck Gray, the recently retired Executive Director of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); and welcomed its new Executive Director, Greg White.
Date Posted: 12/18/2015

NASEO and Ceres Host "Energy Policies and Priorities" Meeting
On December 14, 2015, NASEO partnered with Ceres to host a discussion identifying common priorities and collaborative opportunities between State Energy Offices and the business and investor community.
Date Posted: 12/18/2015

Save the Date: NASEO and NYSERDA, National Labeling Group Webinar
As part of NASEO's continued efforts to bring home energy labeling to scale, we are partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to present an educational webinar on the "National Labeling Group."
Date Posted: 12/18/2015

NASEO Convenes Emergency Preparedness Meeting with States and the Oil and Natural Gas Industries
On October 5, NASEO, in conjunction with the American Petroleum Institute, convened a meeting on recommendations contained in the National Petroleum Council Study on Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters.
Date Posted: 11/19/2015

NASEO Article on Securing the North American Energy Future Featured in Capitol Ideas Magazine
The Council of State Governments (CSG) recently released the November/December 2015 issue of theCapitol Ideas Magazine which focuses on global affairs and energy.
Date Posted: 11/19/2015

NASEO Joins DOE Building Energy Data Collaborative
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - together with NASEO and others, announced the launch of the SEED Collaborative, which assists states with building performance data sets.
Date Posted: 11/19/2015

C2ES and NASEO Release Reports on Fleet Operators and Business Models to Boost EV Charging
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and NASEO recently released two reports on fleet operators and EV charging.
Date Posted: 11/19/2015

Presentations Available: NASEO's 2016 Energy Policy Outlook Conference
On February 9-12, 2016, NASEO hosted its conference, which explored efforts on “Powering Economies” and serving as an engine for growth and productivity.
Date Posted: 11/18/2015

2015-2016 Winter Energy Outlook Presentations and Recording Available
On October 6, 2015, NASEO, in partnership with DOE and EIA, convened the 2015-2016 Winter Energy Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C.
Date Posted: 10/13/2015

NASEO Mid-Atlantic Region Elects Tommy Wells, District of Columbia, and Marisa Slaten, New Jersey, as Regional Representatives
The State Energy Ofices in NASEO's Mid-Atlantic region recently elected Tommy Wells, District of Columbia, and Marisa Slaten, New Jersey, as its newest Mid-Atlantic Regional Representatives.
Date Posted: 10/8/2015

NASEO Appoints Affiliate Member, Anna Pavlova, Schneider Electric, as New Co-Chair to the Board of Directors
NASEO welcomes Anna Pavlova, Vice President of Government Relations for Schneider Electric, as the new Affiliates’ Co-Chair.
Date Posted: 9/24/2015

Highlights and Presentations from NASEO's 2015 Annual Meeting Available
On September 13-16, NASEO hosted its 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Presentations are now available.
Date Posted: 9/21/2015

NASEO to Host Winter Energy Outlook Conference
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the National Association of State Energy Officials invite you to participate in the 2015-2016 Winter Energy Outlook Conference on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
Date Posted: 9/18/2015

E-MAP RFP for States on Electric System Modernization
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, NASEO's Energy Markets and Planning Program (E-MAP) RFP for State Energy Offices will support electric system modernization roadmapping
Date Posted: 8/17/2015

NASEO Board Elects Marion Gold, Rhode Island, as Treasurer; Asa Hopkins, Vermont, and Tristan Vance, Indiana, as Regional Representatives
NASEO's Board of Directors recently elected Marion Gold, Commissioner, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, as its treasurer. In addition, the Board elected Asa Hopkins, Director, Vermont Department of Public Service's Planning and Energy Resources Division, and Tristan Vance, Director, Indiana Office of Energy Development, as regional representatives within the Northeast and Midwest, respectively.
Date Posted: 8/12/2015

NASEO Financing Committee, Fuels and Grid Integration Committee, Hold Joint Discussion on Solar
NASEO recently convened two key of its committees--Financing and Fuels and Grid Integration--for a joint conference call on the marketplace for solar energy and strategies that State Energy Offices and their private sector partners are using to fund, finance, and incentivize solar energy deployment.
Date Posted: 8/12/2015

NASEO and IMT will Host a National Webinar on the Implementation of Tenant Star
NASEO and the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) are working together to assist in the successful development and implementation of a major new federal energy efficiency building initiative – Tenant Star.
Date Posted: 8/10/2015

NASEO Releases Working Paper on Least Cost, Energy Efficiency Approaches to Address EPA's Clean Power Plan
On July 31, 2015, NASEO released its working paper “Energy Efficiency Strategies for Clean Power Plan Compliance: Approaches and Selected Case Studies” to support state consideration of “no regrets” and often least-cost energy efficiency strategies for prospective Clean Power Plan (CPP) compliance.
Date Posted: 7/31/2015

NASEO Applauds Bipartisan, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
NASEO applauds the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, released by the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week.
Date Posted: 7/24/2015

NASEO Board of Directors Passes Resolution in Support of Access to Whole-Building Energy Data and Benchmarking
On July 22, 2015, the NASEO Board of Directors voted to support the burgeoning policies of whole-building energy data access, benchmarking, and transparency. The resolution, recommended by the NASEO Buildings Committee, was passed unanimously by the Board of Directors at their summer meeting...
Date Posted: 7/23/2015

NASEO Buildings Committee Seeking Input to Identify and Set Priorities
The NASEO Buildings Committee is seeking input to develop priorities in policy, partners, and programs. This quick survey will help the Committee and NASEO Staff identify topics, speakers, and where to allocate resources.
Date Posted: 7/15/2015

NASEO Presents with National Lab Directors at Congressional Briefing
On July 8, 2015, NASEO's Executive Director, David Terry, participated in a panel presentation on energy infrastructure modernization with the directors of three National Laboratories; Melanie Kenderdine, Director of DOE's Office Energy Policy and Systems Analysis; and the President of the Edison Electric Institute.
Date Posted: 7/15/2015

NASEO Joins DOE-EPA SEE Action Leadership Agenda for Existing Commercial and Multifamily Buildings
NASEO has joined a number of federal agencies, state and local governments, and private-sector partners in the “2020 National Leadership Agenda for Existing Commercial and Multifamily Buildings."
Date Posted: 7/6/2015

NASEO-ACEEE Webinar on the Clean Power Plan: Tools for States
NASEO and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) held a joint webinar on June 29, 2015 focusing on Clean Power Plan tools for the states.
Date Posted: 6/30/2015

NASEO Hosts SEOs and Clean Cities for Workshop on AFV Finance
With support from DOE, and in partnership with C2ES and Transportation Energy Partners, NASEO convened SEOs and Clean Cities Coalitions on July 1, 2015 for a workshop on financing alternative fuel vehicles and fueling infrastructure.
Date Posted: 6/19/2015

NASEO Participates in Annual High-Performance Building Week
NASEO was pleased to participate in the events of High Performance Building Week in Washington, D.C. the week of June 8th. The week, organized by the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC), provided an opportunity to identify trends, opportunities, and challenges in the high-performance building sector.
Date Posted: 6/18/2015

NASEO, NARUC, and NACAA Present on CPP at Congressional Staff Briefing
The "3N" groups - NASEO, NARUC, NACAA - presented on the Clean Power Plan compliance issues at a congressional staff briefing on June 5, 2015, in Washington, DC, hosted by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.
Date Posted: 6/18/2015

NASEO Joins DOE Launch of Residential Energy Efficiency Accelerator
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched two new residential Better Buildings Accelerators: the Home Upgrade Program Accelerator and the Home Energy Information Accelerator. In addition, NASEO has become a national partner in the Home Energy Information Accelerator.
Date Posted: 6/18/2015

Registration Now Open for NASEO's 2015 Annual Meeting
Please join NASEO for its 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, from September 13-16, which will explore states' efforts to open new economic opportunities through smart policies and programs that help to integrate intelligent energy efficiency and the benefits of cloud computing.
Date Posted: 6/10/2015

Bosch, NASEO, and ACEEE Host Congressional Staff for Zero Net Energy Buildings Briefing
Bosch, along with NASEO and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), hosted congressional staff for two briefings focused on Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings in the commercial, residential, and public sectors...
Date Posted: 6/10/2015

NASEO Hosts State Energy Risk Assessment Workshop
On April 28 – 29, 2015, NASEO, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the National Conference of State Legislatures, conducted the 2015 State Energy Risk Assessment Workshop in Denver, Colorado.
Date Posted: 5/7/2015

NASEO Testifies before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
On April 30, 2015, Gene Therriault, NASEO Vice Chair and Deputy Director of the Alaska Energy Authority, offered testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Date Posted: 4/30/2015

NASEO Highlights Energy Efficiency in State Energy Office Disaster Planning
On April 7, NASEO released a new report, "Resiliency through Energy Efficiency: Disaster Mitigation and Residential Rebuilding Strategies for and by State Energy Offices."
Date Posted: 4/9/2015

NASEO Provides Testimony Before U.S. House and Senate in Support of SEP and Other Federal Programs
NASEO recently provided testimony before the U.S. House and U.S. Senate in support of funding for the U.S. State Energy Program, as well as a suite of other federal programs including ENERGY STAR and the Farm Bill.
Date Posted: 4/9/2015

NASEO and NASCSP Host Briefing on SEP Activities and WAP
On March 19, NASEO and NASCSP hosted a congressional staff briefing in Washington, DC, in which State Energy Offices (Rhode Island and Tennessee) and a technology provider for WAP discussed the the U.S. State Energy Program and Weatherization Assistance Program.
Date Posted: 4/9/2015

NASEO and Ceres Host State and Investor Workshop on Clean Energy
During its recent Energy Outlook Conference in Washington DC, NASEO and Ceres offered state energy officials a rare opportunity to connect with consumer brands and investors to discuss renewable energy and energy efficiency and the implications for state energy policies.
Date Posted: 3/11/2015

NASEO and Florida Energy Office Selected to Lead Projects Accelerating Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth
Both NASEO and the Florida Office of Energy were selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program to lead projects which are accelerating the growth of the alternative fuel vehicles market.
Date Posted: 3/11/2015

Lewis Mills (MO), Paul Miller (LA), and Susan Brown (WI), Assume Roles on NASEO's Board of Directors
Lewis Mills (MO) was recently elected to NASEO's Board of Directors as a representative for the Midwest Region, while Paul Miller (LA) was elected to represent the Central Region. Mr. Mills replaces Susan Brown (WI), as she assumes the position of Treasurer on the NASEO Board of Directors.
Date Posted: 2/11/2015

M.J. Bradley & Associates and NASEO Release Report on 111(d) Targets
M.J. Bradley & Associates, in collaboration with NASEO, recently released a report which examines the role energy policies can play in helping states achieve their Clean Power Plan targets.
Date Posted: 2/11/2015

NASEO Co-Hosts Second Zero Net Energy Forum
On February 2-3, 2015, New Buildings Institute, NASEO, and Rocky Mountain Institute hosted the second Getting to Zero National Forum.
Date Posted: 2/9/2015

DOE Assistant Secretary Hoffman Notes NASEO-DOE Pilot Program
The U.S. Department of Energy's Patricia Hoffman noted the new NASEO-DOE Energy Market and Planning pilot (E-MAP) as an opportunity to address energy infrastructure modernization and interdependences.
Date Posted: 2/9/2015

National Security Expert Richard Clarke Offers Views on Cyber Security
National Security and Cyber Expert Richard Clarke spoke to attendees of NASEO’s Energy Policy Outlook Conference on February 4, 2015.
Date Posted: 2/9/2015

FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur Presents on Regulatory and Reliability Concerns
FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur encouraged State Energy Offices and State Utility Commissions to cooperate, as both look for ways to address emerging energy sector challenges.
Date Posted: 2/9/2015

Secretary of Energy Moniz Addresses State Energy Offices at NASEO Conference
Secretary of Energy Moniz highlighted the importance of the relationship between DOE and the State Energy Offices in meeting the challenges that will emerge from the QER.
Date Posted: 2/9/2015

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...
Date Posted: 1/15/2015

Highlights from NASEO's 2015 Energy Policy Outlook Conference
On February 3-6, 2015, NASEO hosted the 2015 Energy Policy Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C. Presentations are now available.
Date Posted: 12/11/2014

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.
Date Posted: 12/11/2014

Senators Schatz and Heinrich Introduce PREPARE Act - Endorsed by NASEO
On March 26, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the PREPARE Act - legislation to help states modernize energy systems to make them cleaner, more efficient, cost-effective, reliable, and resilient.
Date Posted: 12/10/2014

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.
Date Posted: 12/10/2014

NASEO and NEEP Facilitate Winter Heating Media Campaign in New England States
In a new fuel-neutral media campaign, the New England States are collaborating to devise consistent messaging to be used in the media to assist residents and others in regards to winter heating. The effort was facilitated by NASEO and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP).
Date Posted: 12/10/2014

NASEO Board Adopts Resolution on Resilience and Energy Planning
NASEO’s Board of Directors recently adopted a resolution recognizing the role of State and Territory Energy Offices (SEOs) in energy system resilience, cyber and physical security, and statewide energy planning.
Date Posted: 12/10/2014

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.
Date Posted: 10/16/2014

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.
Date Posted: 9/17/2014

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.
Date Posted: 9/17/2014

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.
Date Posted: 9/16/2014

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.
Date Posted: 8/19/2014

NASEO Presents at QER Event with Secretary Moniz
On August 11, NASEO presented at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Date Posted: 7/25/2014

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...
Date Posted: 7/17/2014

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.
Date Posted: 6/11/2014

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.
Date Posted: 6/11/2014

NASEO Hosts 2014 Annual Meeting: Presentations Now Available
On September 8-11, 2014, state and territory energy officials from across the country came together in Savannah, Georgia for the 2014 NASEO Annual Meeting.
Date Posted: 6/3/2014

NASEO Issues Actions for Consideration in Addressing Propane Supply Issues
The actions for consideration were developed following a propane stakeholders meeting convened by NASEO.
Date Posted: 5/14/2014

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.
Date Posted: 5/13/2014

10 State Energy Office Staff Join NASEO for Networking Dinner
NASEO would like to thank the State Energy Office staff who attended a NASEO-organized networking dinner last week in Washington, DC.
Date Posted: 5/13/2014

NASEO Joins State Associations in Encouraging EPA to Allow Efficiency in 111(d) Compliance
On Thursday, May 8, the National Association of State Energy Officials signed onto principles with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) on how energy efficiency programs could be used as one way to comply with upcoming federal emission reduction requirements for existing power plants.
Date Posted: 5/9/2014

NASEO Testifies in Support of FY'15 Department of Energy Funding
On Wednesday, May 7, David Terry, Executive Director, NASEO, submitted testimony to the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee in support of FY’15 Department of Energy funding.
Date Posted: 5/7/2014

NASEO, NARUC, NACAA Adopt “EMV Preamble” for EPA
The evaluation, measurement, and verification preamble language is for the EPA's consideration in integrating energy efficiency as a compliance option for the pending power plant GHG emissions standard under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
Date Posted: 4/24/2014

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).
Date Posted: 4/9/2014

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.
Date Posted: 4/8/2014

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.
Date Posted: 4/8/2014

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.
Date Posted: 4/4/2014

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.
Date Posted: 3/4/2014

Presentations Now Available from the Energy Policy Outlook
NASEO held its 2014 Energy Policy Outlook February 4-7 in Washington, D.C., which included a dynamic agenda of more than 60 energy experts on resiliency and infrastructure modernization.
Date Posted: 2/11/2014

Keynote Speakers Address State Energy Offices at Energy Outlook Conference
NASEO's keynote speakers addressed over 250 attendees during its Energy Outlook Conference, where each stressed the importance of policies and programs that advance energy resiliency and economic development.
Date Posted: 2/11/2014

Three States Testify Before Senate Subcommittee
On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, State Energy Officials from Hawaii, Minnesota, and Texas testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy on their pioneering energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
Date Posted: 2/10/2014

Congressional Leaders Reach Appropriations Agreement for FY'14
Funding for the U.S. State Energy Program is set at $50 million, and funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program is $174 million.
Date Posted: 1/14/2014

NASEO Releases Memo on Accessing QECBs
NASEO recently released a memorandum to increase understanding of the levels of effort and resources used by states to administer projects and programs financed by Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs). It provides an overview and brief examples from states on activities including QECB authorization, information dissemination, education and more.
Date Posted: 1/7/2014

State Energy Financing Report Now Available
NASEO is pleased to release a new report, “Unlocking Demand: An Analysis of State Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financing Programs in Buildings and Industrial Sectors.”
Date Posted: 12/20/2013

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Financing Report Now Available
NASEO, in partnership with C2ES, is pleased to release a new report, “Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Fueling Infrastructure Deployment Barriers and the Potential Role of Private Sector Financial Solutions."
Date Posted: 12/20/2013

Webinar: Energy Efficiency in Correctional Facilities & Opportunities for State Energy Office Engagement
Energy Efficiency in Correctional Facilities & Opportunities for State Energy Office Engagement Thursday, January 23, 2014; 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST Register now at: https://www3.gotomeeting...
Date Posted: 12/13/2013

Energy Assurance and Interdependency Workshop
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), in coordination with NASEO, recently conducted the Energy Assurance and Interdependency Workshop on December 2-3, 2013, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC.
Date Posted: 12/9/2013

NASEO Transportation Committee Reviews Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Programs
NASEO’s Transportation Committee recently held a call to hear from fellow state and affiliate members. Representatives from the Arkansas Energy Office and the Florida Energy Office discussed recent legislative and programmatic initiatives to deploy natural gas vehicles within their respective states. In addition, Schneider Electric, a NASEO affiliate member, presented on their efforts to deploy electric vehicle charging stations.
Date Posted: 12/9/2013

NASEO Financing Committee: New York Plans to Launch $1 Billion Green Bank
NASEO Financing Committee Committee Chair Jeff Pitkin, Treasurer of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), recently delivered a presentation on NYSERDA’s plan to launch a $1 billion New York Green Bank. Launched in September 2013 by Governor Andrew A. Cuomo with a petition to use approximately $165 million in uncommitted funds for its initial capitalization, the Green Bank is expected to beoperational by early 2014 and will be operated as a division of NYSERDA.
Date Posted: 12/9/2013

Secretary Moniz and Administrator McCarthy Confirmed for Energy Outlook
NASEO’s 2014 Energy Policy Outlook Conference will focus on the energy and economic opportunity in modernizing the nation’s energy infrastructure to achieve a more resilient, sustainable, and energy efficient future.
Date Posted: 12/6/2013

Energy Assurance and Interdependency Workshop Presentations
DOE and NASEO hosted the Energy Assurance and Interdependency Workshop on December 2-3 in D.C. The presentations are now available
Date Posted: 11/7/2013

NACAA, NASEO, and NARUC: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Meeting
NASEO, NACAA, and NARUC members met on Tuesday, November 5, to discuss greenhouse gas emissions standards for new power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
Date Posted: 11/5/2013

Multifamily Report Addresses Barriers and Emerging Practices
NASEO Program Manager Sandy Fazeli and Executive Director David Terry contributed in the development of the Energy Programs Consortium report.
Date Posted: 11/5/2013

NASEO Publishes Case Study on NY Best
The growth experienced and anticipated within New York in the energy storage industry is in large part due to the work of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), which established the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium...
Date Posted: 10/21/2013

NASEO Co-Hosts Integrating Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Summit
On October 15-16, NASEO co-hosted a first of its kind event with the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid and the National Home Performance Council.
Date Posted: 10/17/2013

NASEO Responds to DOE’s Energy Codes Compliance RFI and Participates in ICC Hearings
NASEO responded to the DOE RFI on building energy code compliance and attended the International Code Council (ICC) Public Comment Hearings in October.
Date Posted: 10/15/2013

Winter Energy Outlook Conference Held November 1
DOE, EIA, and NASEO hosted the 2013 Winter Energy Outlook Conference on Nov. 1.
Date Posted: 10/15/2013

Sen. Warner’s ‘Race To The Top’ Energy Proposal Ranks #1...
...In Cost-Benefit To Taxpayers, #2 In Consumer Savings. U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has offered his State Energy Race to the Top Initiative as an amendment to The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Shaheen/Portman)...
Date Posted: 9/16/2013

Presentations Now Available: NASEO 2013 Annual Meeting and Getting to Zero National Forum
NASEO and NBI held the 2013 Annual Meeting and Getting to Zero Forum September 15-18.
Date Posted: 9/13/2013

A State Race to Save Energy
The State Energy Race to the Top Initiative will help states to make voluntary progress to increase energy productivity.  The $200 million initiative challenges states to work with diverse stakeholders and can include a number of clean energy policies and programs, including the expansion of industrial efficiency, building retrofits, demand response policies, smart grid investments and combined heat and power...
Date Posted: 9/13/2013

NASEO Urges Support for SEP and WAP Reauthorization
On September 13, 2013, NASEO urged Senate support for the revised version of S. 1213, the “Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act”.
Date Posted: 9/13/2013

NASEO Endorses Bennet-Ayotte “Tenant Star” Amendment
On September 11, 2013, NASEO signed on with real estate owners, developers, building managers, energy service companies, efficiency financing sources, environmental and efficiency advocates, and other stakeholders in support of the Bennet-Ayotte (“Tenant Star”) Amendment S. Amdt. 1847.
Date Posted: 9/13/2013

NASEO's Multifamily Efficiency Task Force Tackles Financing, Data, and Split Incentives
On August 22, NASEO’s Multifamily Efficiency Task Force -- collaborative of state energy offices, housing finance agencies, and other experts -- convened in Raleigh, North Carolina, to strategize on energy efficiency policies and programs in the multifamily sector...
Date Posted: 9/5/2013

See you in Denver!
NASEO and NBI head to Denver on Sunday, September 15, to kick of the 2013 Annual Meeting and Getting to Zero National Forum to highlight the states' leadership in energy resiliency, economic growth, and sustainability and showcase the growth of zero net energy policies and projects.
Date Posted: 9/5/2013

New Speakers Confirmed for NASEO Annual Meeting and Getting to Zero National Forum
Join us in Denver for a slate of timely topics and dynamic speakers such as...
Date Posted: 8/20/2013

NASEO and Other Organizations Submit Letter to Secretary Moniz on Appliance Efficiency Standards
On August 16, 2013, NASEO along with a broad coalition of energy efficiency and environmental organizations including the Alliance to Save Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy submitted a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to commend the department for their efforts in the proposed rulemaking for new metal halide light fixture standards...
Date Posted: 8/20/2013

Register Today! NASEO 2013 Annual Meeting and Getting to Zero Forum
Register today for NASEO’s Annual Meeting and Getting to Zero National Forum, co-hosted with National Buildings Institute!
Date Posted: 8/7/2013

Register Now! NASEO Energy Assurance Online Training
Registration is open for the online training course The Fundamentals of Energy Assurance. Intended for State Energy Officials and others in state or local government who are new to energy assurance planning and emergency response, as well as those in the private sector responsible for working with states during an energy emergency...
Date Posted: 8/7/2013

NASEO Board Convenes in Arlington and Hosts State-EERE Summit
On July 16 and 17, the NASEO Board met in Arlington, Virginia, to address NASEO business, discuss legislative and federal priorities, and hear from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and industry groups on state priorities such as efficiency in commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation...
Date Posted: 8/7/2013

Financing Committee Holds Discussion with Efficiency Energy, LLC
The NASEO Financing Committee held a call with Affiliate Member Efficiency Energy, LLC to discuss the opportunity for publicly-owned buildings to help states reap cost savings through the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Property Deduction (179D)...
Date Posted: 7/24/2013

Buildings Committee Welcomes New Co-Chair
The Buildings Committee has welcomed Greg Guess, Director of the Division of Efficiency and Conservation of the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence as co-chair.
Date Posted: 7/24/2013

NASEO Submits Comments on the National Infrastructure Protection Plan
NASEO has submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security on the review and revision to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
Date Posted: 7/24/2013

DOE’s Moniz Announces Departmental Reorganization
On July 18, in a town hall meeting with staff, Energy Secretary Moniz spoke about his plans for a reorganization of the DOE's management structure.
Date Posted: 7/23/2013

NASEO 2013 Annual Meeting Preliminary Agenda Now Available
NASEO's 2013 Annual Meeting and Getting to Zero National Forum preliminary agenda is now online.
Date Posted: 7/11/2013

NASEO’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting Held in Hershey, Pennsylvania
State energy officials from NASEO’s Mid-Atlantic Region gathered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for a two-day meeting on June 24 and 25, 2013. The agenda covered state and local coordination, an update from the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network, a joint meeting with representatives from PJM Interconnection, a discussion of new federal cybersecurity initiatives and the status energy assurance plans, and a presentation on residential energy efficiency...
Date Posted: 7/9/2013

The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition Joins as a NASEO Affiliate Member
NASEO welcomed the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) as an Affiliate member in early July.  The SMLC is a non-profit organization committed to overcome barriers to the development and deployment of Smart Manufacturing (SM) Systems through an implementation agenda for building a scaled, shared infrastructure called the Smart Manufacturing Platform (SM Platform)...
Date Posted: 7/9/2013

Public-Private Alternative Fuels Transportation Financing Group Convened
In partnership with NASEO, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) convened a group of public and private sector stakeholders in New York City on June 27, 2013, to discuss barriers to private sector financing of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure...
Date Posted: 7/9/2013

The Critical Role of Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Energy Assurance Plans
Energy assurance planning has become a hot topic in light of Hurricane Sandy and other recent natural disasters.  Kate Marks, NASEO’s Managing Director, drove home the importance of integrating alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure into these plans at a training hosted by the U...
Date Posted: 7/9/2013

Washington, D.C. Completes First Affordable Housing Energy Efficiency Project Using PACE
The Washington, D.C. District Department of the Environment has announced the completion of the country’s first affordable housing energy efficiency project to use Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing...
Date Posted: 6/26/2013

NASEO Testifies at Senate Energy Subcommittee Hearing
On June 25, 2013, Mark Sylvia, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, testified at an Senate Energy Subcommittee Hearing regarding pending energy efficiency legislation.
Date Posted: 6/26/2013

NASEO Buildings Committee Discusses Green Appraisals
On June 13, the NASEO Buildings Committee discussed Green Appraisals with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the Colorado Energy Office, and NASEO Affiliates, Earth Advantage and Appraisal Institute.
Date Posted: 6/26/2013

NASEO Goes Social!
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for updates on NASEO activities and energy news.
Date Posted: 6/26/2013

NASEO Members Invited to Attend U.S. Military & Renewable Energy Industry Forum
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) U.S. Military & Renewable Energy Industry Forum will be held in Washington, D.C., on July 18, 2013. As a supporting organization of ACORE's U...
Date Posted: 6/26/2013

NASEO Members are Invited to Attend the U.S. Military & Renewable Energy Industry Forum
The ACORE U.S. Military & Renewable Energy Industry Forum will be held in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 2013. As a supporting organization of ACORE's U.S. Military & Renewable Energy Industry Forum, NASEO members receive a special 20% discount to attend...
Date Posted: 6/21/2013

NASEO Organizes Multi-State Residential Meeting in Alabama
NASEO organized a Steering Committee meeting for members of the labeling and upgrade pilot program in Huntsville, Alabama, from May 21–22, 2013.
Date Posted: 6/12/2013

States and NASEO Participate in DOE Code Compliance Meeting
Several state representatives were invited to deliver presentations to the Building Energy Codes Program.
Date Posted: 6/12/2013

SEE Action IEE/CHP Working Group Disseminates NASEO Resource Guide
The NASEO CHP Resource Guide for State Energy Officials was distributed to stakeholders through the SEE Action IEE/CHP Working Group.
Date Posted: 6/12/2013

Twenty Energy Offices Attend NASEO Regional Meeting
On June 4-5, NASEO held its Central/Northwest/Southwest Regional Meeting to discuss shared challenges and opportunities, priorities, and best practices.
Date Posted: 6/12/2013

Save the Date: NASEO 2013 Annual Meeting and Getting to Zero National Forum
Join NASEO, September 15-18, in Denver to highlight the States’ leadership in America’s energy and innovation resurgence and explore topics that include...
Date Posted: 6/12/2013

NASEO Signs Coalition Letter Urging Senate to Vote on Shaheen-Portman Bill
NASEO and a group of industry, nonprofit, and public interest organizations have submitted a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell asking for quick Senate action on the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S...
Date Posted: 5/24/2013

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Hannon Armstrong
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (Hannon Armstrong) is a specialty finance company that provides debt and equity financing for sustainable infrastructure projects. With more than 30 years of experience, Hannon Armstrong works primarily with Global 1000 clients to structure and provide financing for essential infrastructure projects involving the U...
Date Posted: 5/24/2013

Moniz Confirmed by Senate as DOE Secretary
On May 16, 2013, the Senate voted 97 to zero to approve the nomination of Ernest Moniz as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Date Posted: 5/17/2013

NASEO Announces New Affiliates Vice Chair
NASEO would like to welcome Barbara Tyran, Director of Washington and State Relations for the Electric Power Research Institute, as the new Affiliates Vice Chair.
Date Posted: 5/11/2013

NASEO Committee Meetings
In late April and early May, the following NASEO committees and Task Forces convened via webinar and conference call to explore topical priorities of the State Energy Offices and define action items: Buildings, Energy Security, Financing, Fuels and Grid Integration, and Natural Gas...
Date Posted: 5/10/2013

NASEO Affiliate Everblue Named Department of Energy Challenge Home Partner
Everblue, a training provider on sustainability, will train U.S. DOE Challenge Home builders seeking Zero Net-Energy Ready status on their buildings.
Date Posted: 5/10/2013

NASEO Urges Support for FY’14 DOE Program Funding
On May 6, NASEO submitted testimony to the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee in support of funding for a variety of U.S. Department of Energy Programs, including the U...
Date Posted: 5/10/2013

NASEO Testifies Before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration
NASEO Executive Director, David Terry, submitted testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee and other related agencies in support of funding agricultural programs including $70 million for Rural Energy for America (REAP) through the energy title of the Farm Bill...
Date Posted: 5/10/2013

NASEO Joins Coalition in Support of Efficiency Programs through the FY’14 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill
NASEO, as part of a broad coalition of efficiency organizations, businesses, and public interest groups signed House and Senate versions of a letter in support of funding levels at or above the President’s FY14 budget proposal for activities funded through the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill...
Date Posted: 5/10/2013

NASEO Kicks Off 2013 Regional Meetings
On April 29 and 30, NASEO hosted the Southeast Regional State Energy Office Meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Hosted by the Tennessee State Energy Office and co-hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the discussion-oriented meeting covered technology transfer and deployment opportunities in the region, state energy planning activities, utility perspectives on supply and demand side management, and other state priorities...
Date Posted: 5/10/2013

Forty U.S. Senators Sign on in Support of FY'14 Funding for SEP and WAP
On April 25, 2013, a total of 40 U.S. Senators signed on in support of two key state energy efficiency and clean energy programs...
Date Posted: 5/2/2013

NASEO Launches New Website
NASEO is pleased to announce the launch of the new NASEO.org website!  The site provides the latest NASEO, national, and state energy news, committee activities, and policy updates.  The new format is intended to be more user-friendly and navigable, showcase the most pertinent resources for and about the State Energy Offices, and offer a platform for sharing state successes and best practices...
Date Posted: 4/19/2013

NASEO Webinar - Energy Efficiency Impact Evaluations and Calculations on Emissions Savings
Please join NASEO on Monday, May 6, for a discussion on energy efficiency impact evaluations with a specific focus on calculating greenhouse gas emissions reductions resulting from energy efficiency...
Date Posted: 4/19/2013

Senators Shaheen and Portman Push for Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill
On Thursday, April 18, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) formally reintroduced the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act.
Date Posted: 4/18/2013

NASEO Submits FY'14 Energy Budget Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee
On March 29, 2013, NASEO's Executive Director, David Terry, submitted testimony to the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee encouraging funding for specific U.S. Department of Energy programs...
Date Posted: 4/15/2013

NASEO, Washington, and West Virginia Highlight State Energy Plans on DOE Webinar
On Wednesday, April 3, Tony Usibelli, Jeff Herholdt, and Kate Marks presented on state energy planning during a U.S. DOE technical assistance webinar.
Date Posted: 4/8/2013

NASEO Releases “State Strategies for Electric Vehicle Deployment”
Based on the experiences of the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network planning project, NASEO prepared a new report on electric vehicles...
Date Posted: 4/8/2013

NASEO Establishes a Transportation Committee
NASEO’s newly established Transportation Committee will be co-chaired by Ruth Horton of NYSERDA and Maria Redmond of the Wisconsin State Energy Office...
Date Posted: 4/8/2013

NASEO Leaders Speak at Market Transformation Symposium
David Terry, NASEO’s Executive Director, and Jeff Genzer, NASEO’s General Counsel, addressed attendees of the Market Transformation Symposium...
Date Posted: 4/8/2013

New Look for NASEO Member News
In our continual effort to improve the flow and distribution of member communications, NASEO recently launched “Energy Action in Washington,” a weekly email focused specifically on Congressional and Administrative actions and events...
Date Posted: 3/20/2013

NASEO Provides Letter of Support for Ernie Moniz' Nomination as DOE Secretary
NASEO submitted a letter to Chairman Ron Wyden, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, endorsing the nomination of Dr...
Date Posted: 3/20/2013

NASEO Committee Summaries from the February 2013 Energy Outlook Now Available
NASEO's Buildings, Energy Security, and Energy Production and Transmission Committees met during the Energy Outlook Conference in February 2013.
Date Posted: 3/20/2013

Congressional Briefings
On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, the Northeast-Midwest Coalition and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, and NASEO, hosted a briefing to discuss national priorities surrounding the SEP and WAP...
Date Posted: 2/11/2013

GE Energy Shares Vision for the Industrial Internet
Peter Evans with GE Energy shared the vision for an "industrial internet" at the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference...
Date Posted: 2/9/2013

Congressman Tonko Stresses Sound Energy Policy
Congressman Paul Tonko (NY) provided opening remarks at the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference...
Date Posted: 2/9/2013

DOE Leaders Stress Importance of State-Federal Partnerships
DOE Leaders emphasized the importance of State-Federal partnerships on the opening day of the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference...
Date Posted: 2/9/2013

NASEO and BCSE Working Together to Promote Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy
The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) is pleased to announce that it recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) to help advance the core missions of each organization and also provide continued membership support.
Date Posted: 2/7/2013

2013 NASEO/ASERTTI State Energy Policy and Technology Outlook Conference
Register now for the 2013 Energy Outlook Conference, State-Private-Federal Energy Collaboration in a New Budget and Policy Era, hosted by NASEO and the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions (ASERTTI) scheduled from Tuesday, February 5 – Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D...
Date Posted: 2/7/2013

Register Now for the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference
Register now for the 2013 Energy Outlook Conference, State-Private-Federal Energy Collaboration in a New Budget and Policy Era, hosted by NASEO and ASERTTI.
Date Posted: 1/23/2013

Register Now for the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference
Register now for the 2013 Energy Outlook Conference, State-Private-Federal Energy Collaboration in a New Budget and Policy Era
Date Posted: 1/15/2013

NASEO Webinar: Development of a National Zero-Net Energy Leadership Initiative
Over the last several months, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), New Buildings Institute (NBI), and Resource Media have convened two planning meetings to explore opportunities for advancing zero-net energy (ZNE) policies and programs at the state and local levels.
Date Posted: 1/15/2013

Register Now for the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference
Register now for the 2013 Energy Outlook Conference, State-Private-Federal Energy Collaboration in a New Budget and Policy Era, hosted by NASEO and the Association of State Energy Research Institutions (ASERTTI).
Date Posted: 1/15/2013

Register Now for the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference
Register now for the 2013 Energy Outlook Conference, State-Private-Federal Energy Collaboration in a New Budget and Policy Era, hosted by NASEO and the Association of State Energy Research Institutions (ASERTTI).
Date Posted: 12/13/2012

NASEO Board Convenes in Arlington for Quarterly Meeting
NASEO’s Board of Directors met for the Winter Board Meeting on December 3-4, in Arlington, Virginia.
Date Posted: 12/13/2012

NASEO Webinar: State and Local Strategies for Increasing Building Energy Code Compliance
NASEO will host a webinar, “State and Local Strategies for Increasing Building Energy Code Compliance,” from 1:30pm – 2:30pm EST on December 13, 2012.
Date Posted: 12/13/2012

Register Now for the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference
Register now for the 2013 Energy Outlook Conference, State-Private-Federal Energy Collaboration in a New Budget and Policy Era, hosted by NASEO and the Association of State Energy Research Institutions (ASERTTI).
Date Posted: 11/30/2012

NASEO Webinar: State and Local Strategies for Increasing Building Energy Code Compliance
NASEO will host a webinar, “State and Local Strategies for Increasing Building Energy Code Compliance,” from 1:30pm – 2:30pm EST on December 13, 2012.
Date Posted: 11/30/2012

NASEO and Partners Awarded Funding to Support State Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Development
On Thursday, November 19, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced NASEO and its team as one of twenty awardees under the Clean Cities program to help states and local governments overcome barriers and develop the infrastructure, training, and regional planning...
Date Posted: 11/30/2012

EPA Keeps Renewable Fuels Levels in Place after Considering State Requests
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a November 16 press release that the agency has not found evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Date Posted: 11/16/2012

ASHRAE and NASEO Hold Congressional Briefing on Net-Zero Energy Capable Schools
On November 14, 2012, NASEO and ASHRAE hosted a High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) briefing on “The Promise and Proof of Net-Zero Energy Schools” in Washington, D.C.
Date Posted: 11/16/2012

HPBCCC Breakfast Briefing: The Promise and Proof of Net-Zero Energy Schools, November 14
NASEO, in coordination with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), invites you to participate in a High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) congressional briefing,
Date Posted: 11/15/2012

NASEO Convenes Multi-State Residential Meeting in Massachusetts
On October 18, 2012, NASEO convened a meeting of the steering committee of a multi-state home energy labeling and upgrade program in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Date Posted: 11/15/2012

NASEO's Executive Director Keynotes Kansas Energy Conference
David Terry, NASEO's Executive Director, keynoted the 2012 Kansas Energy Conference on September 26, in Manhattan, Kansas
Date Posted: 11/2/2012

State Energy Programs for Industry and Manufacturing Database
Through targeted programs and supporting activities, state governments can foster a thriving private sector
Date Posted: 11/1/2012

Congressional Briefings
On Monday October 17, the Northeast-Midwest Coalition, with support from NASCSP and NASEO, hosted a briefing to discuss how state governments and their private sector partners are implementing energy programs.
Date Posted: 11/1/2012

NASEO 2012 Annual Meeting Preliminary Agenda Now Available!
Join NASEO in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the NASEO 2012 Annual Meeting from Sunday, September 9 through Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Date Posted: 11/1/2012