• Register Today for NASEO's 2020 Energy Policy Outlook Conference and Innovation Summit

    Please join NASEO for the 2020 Energy Policy Outlook Conference and Innovation Summit on February 4-7, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

  • Funding Agreement Reached for U.S. State Energy Program and Other Federal Energy Programs

    NASEO is pleased to report that U.S. House and Senate Appropriators have reached agreement on the FY'20 (current fiscal year) funding for federal energy programs.

  • Governors Sign MOU for Intermountain West EV Corridor

    On December 13, 2019, governors from eight western states signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to coordinate on regional EV charging infrastructure. The states also released voluntary minimum standards for stations.

  • NASEO Releases Report on Grid-interactive Buildings

    NASEO’s new report, Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings: State Briefing Paper, describes how grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) can benefit the grid and building owners and occupants.

  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Approves Reauthorization of U.S. State Energy Program

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently approved the reauthorization of the State Energy Program (SEP) (S. 2094) (Gardner - R-CO/Bennet - D-CO).


Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette as Secretary of Energy
In a bipartisan show of support, the U.S. Senate voted 70 to 15 to confirm Dan Brouillette as the 15th U.S. Secretary of Energy. Since 2017, Mr. Brouillette served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Secretary Rick Perry...
NASEO Launches State Alumni Program
Last week during the NASEO Board of Directors Meeting, David Terry, NASEO’s Executive Director, formally announced the launch of the NASEO State Alumni Program for former State and Territory Energy Office members...
Florida Proposes Significant Climate Legislation
Last month, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Energy hosted the 2019 Florida Energy and Climate Summit where participants learned how Florida is diversifying its energy sources; promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative vehicle technology; spurring economic growth; and adapting to climate change...
NASEO and Utah Release Report on Alternative Fuels and Emergency Response
A new NASEO report, Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Plans: A Planning and Policy Report for Utah, examines how alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) can bolster resilience planning. In the event of a fuel supply disruption, alternative fuels provide a diverse set of resources which can be called upon to enhance emergency response...
Virginia's Biggest Renewables Contract to Date
Virginia now has the most substantial renewable energy contract in the United States at 420 megawatts, thanks to a decision by Governor Ralph Northam last week. According to Utility Dive, the contract draws from solar and wind, leading to energy production that meets 45% of Virginia’s yearly energy demand...
U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Loan Program to Support Rural Electrification
On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced investments of $1.4 billion to build and improve rural electric infrastructure in 21 states. For a full list of projects and states, please click here...
A Small But Growing Market: New Buildings in the Southeast Demonstrate the Future of The Built Environment
Last month, NASEO’s Maddie Koewler visited three high-performance buildings in the Southeast that are pioneers in sustainable, smart, and integrated design. With locally sourced materials, on-site renewable energy, creatively engineered HVAC, and energy efficient features, builders are pushing the boundaries of traditional design and showcasing how the built environment can be sustainable and generative...
Utah’s International Partnerships Push Energy Forward
In the past few months, Utah’s Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED) has solidified key international partnerships with Canada, Mexico, India and Japan that will further energy collaboration across policy, development, education and innovation for years to come...
Building Energy Code Online Voting Period Opens for States on Monday, November 18
The online voting period for the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code begins on Monday, November 18 and is open until December 5, 2019. Those wishing to participate should be sure that their office’s voters obtain their PIN and check their security password before voting by logging into their “myICC” account...
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