• Bipartisan Promoting American Energy Jobs Act Introduced in Senate

    On Thursday, September 19, U.S. Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and McSally (R-AZ) introduced a bill to require DOE to conduct an annual survey and report of employment in the U.S. energy sector.

  • House Passage of Reauthorization of the U.S. State Energy Program

    On Monday, September 9, 2019, the House passed H.R. 2114 on a bipartisan basis under suspension of the House rules.

  • NASEO Submits Comments on FEMA's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

    On July 15, 2019, NASEO submitted official comments on FEMA's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program.

  • SEP Reauthorization Introduced at U.S. Senate Committee

    On July 11, 2019, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced legislation to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which would reauthorize the U.S. State Energy Program (SEP).

  • U.S. Senate and House WAP Reauthorization Bills Introduced

    A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives introduced legislation in both chambers to strengthen and reauthorize the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), with strong support from NASEO and other partner organizations.

  • NARUC-NASEO Comprehensive Electricity Planning Task Force Announces 16 State Members

    The Task Force for Comprehensive Electricity Planning has announced 16 states to represent NARUC and NASEO on the joint task force.


NASEO Releases Overview of Key Energy Elements of DRRA
On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed H.R. 302, which contains the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA).
SEP Reauthorization Introduced at U.S. House Subcommittee Hearing
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on April 10, 2019, to consider a number of bills, including the U.S. State Energy Program (SEP) reauthorization and Weatherization Assistance Program reauthorization (H.R. 2041).
NASEO Releases Updated FMCSA Guidance
NASEO completed an update to its “Guidance for States on Relief from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in an Energy Emergency."
Tennessee Energy Director Speaks on Capitol Hill
On January 16th, Molly Cripps, Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, spoke at a U.S. Capitol briefing, “Energy Efficiency Means Business."
NASEO, ESC, NAESCO Join Forces on ESPC Principles and Collaborate with DOE on New ESPC Resources
NASEO, ESC, and NAESCO joined forces in establishing principles for strengthening and expanding the use of ESPCs.
REV West States Release Baseline Policy Analysis and Meet to Discuss EV Infrastructure Development
The REV West states released an Electric Vehicle Policy Baseline for the Intermountain States last week at their first in-person meeting in Denver, Colorado.
States Utilize SEP Funds to Spur Energy-Related Economic Development and to Support Energy Emergency Preparedness and Resilience
On March 11, 2019, the Trump Administration released details of its budget request to Congress zeroing out the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) among other critical energy activities.
Drive Electric Tennessee Releases Statewide Electric Vehicle Roadmap
Drive Electric Tennessee released the first edition of its Electric Vehicle Roadmap for the state. The Roadmap identifies projects and initiatives for local stakeholder implementation that will increase electric vehicle adoption across multiple Tennessee use cases and sectors...
Pennsylvania Governor Continues to Make Landmark Environmental Decisions
At the beginning of January, Governor Wolf of Pennsylvania signed an executive order putting in place both the first statewide air pollution and carbon pollution targets with measurable checkpoints...
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