• NASEO Releases New Report on States and Cleantech Innovation

    On June 25, NASEO released a new report analyzing ways the nation and State Energy Offices advance clean energy technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment.

  • $22 Billion Mission Critical Facilities Efficiency and Resilience

    On June 24, 2020, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) introduced the Open Back Better Act of 2020.

  • NASEO Files Protest, Comments with FERC Opposing New England Ratepayers Association Petition

    On June 15, NASEO filed a protest and additional comments with FERC opposing NERA's effort to eliminate state authority over net metering.

  • NASEO Launches Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub

    In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19), NASEO has launched the NASEO COVID-19 Resource Hub.

  • New Resources Out for Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings

    Coming on the heels of NASEO’s publication of Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings: State Briefing Paper, NASEO has published two other resources to help states advance consideration of load flexibility and GEBs in electricity and energy planning, policies, and regulation.

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NASEO Releases Cybersecurity Report
On June 5, 2020, NASEO released a new cybersecurity report titled, “Enhancing Energy Sector Cybersecurity: Pathways for State and Territory Energy Offices." The report provides a high-level overview of energy sector cybersecurity roles and responsibilities and identifies specific actions that State Energy Offices can take to enhance internal cybersecurity and support energy sector cybersecurity within their states...
New NASEO Paper Explores the Value of Home Energy Labels for Participants in Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs
The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) published The Value of Adding Home Energy Score to Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs, a paper exploring the value of documenting energy efficiency improvements completed in low-income energy efficiency programs...
IRS Releases 45Q Tax Credit Proposed Guidance
On May 28, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Services (IRS) issued proposed regulations on the implementation of the 45Q tax credit, which was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on February 8, 2018...
FERC to Convene Two Technical Conferences on Carbon Pricing and Offshore Wind Integration this Fall and Invites Comments on Cybersecurity Paper
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced it will hold a Technical Conference on Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 9am to 5pm EDT to discuss considerations related to state adoption of carbon pricing mechanisms in regions with Commission-jurisdictional organized wholesale electricity markets...
Florida Governor Signs Bill Supporting Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Expansion
On June 9, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Essential State Infrastructure Bill into law, which will support the construction of electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations along the State Highway System...
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