• 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report Now Available

    The USEER analyzes employment, workforce demographics, and hiring difficulty across key energy sectors and all 50 states.

  • 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.

  • Washington State Energy Director Testifies on WAP Appropriations

    On February 13, Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce, testified in support of funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

  • 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.

  • Presentations Available from NASEO's 2019 Energy Policy Outlook Conference

    Presentations from NASEO's 2019 Energy Policy Outlook Conference are now available. Learn more!

  • 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 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."

  • 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.

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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...
NASEO Viking Shadow After-Action Report Now Available
Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER) released the key findings, proposed actions, and recommendations resulting from Viking Shadow, a multi-state energy emergency workshop co-hosted by DOE and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) on July 30-31, 2018 in St...
NIAC Publishes Report on Catastrophic Power Outages
On December 18, 2018, the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) published its findings on the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from widespread long-term power outages...
Significant Continued Energy Savings are Achievable through 2029, Minnesota Study Finds
A new study released by the Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources finds that over the next decade, natural gas and electric utilities across the state could achieve energy demand reductions of 11 and 14 percent, respectively...
Daniel Simmons Confirmed as DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
On January 2, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed Daniel Simmons to lead the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. "NASEO applauds the U.S. Senate for this important confirmation, and we are heartened by Assistant Secretary Simmons's desire to deepen the state-federal relationship on energy research, innovation, and planning across a range of energy technologies and sectors" noted David Terry, Executive Director, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)...
California Air Resources Board Approves All-Electric Bus Fleet by 2040
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has unanimously approved the Innovative Clean Transit regulation, mandating that all public buses are all-electric, and zero-emission by 2040. The ruling by CARB will require large transit agencies to submit compliance plans in 2020, with smaller agencies submitting plans in 2023...
NASEO Welcomes New Board Chair and Executive Committee
Commissioner Andrew McAllister of the California Energy Commission has been elected to serve as Chair of the NASEO Board. On Wednesday, September 26, McAllister addressed NASEO State and Territory Energy Office and Affiliate members at the 2018 NASEO Annual Meeting...
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