• Tennessee Office of Energy Programs Director Champions SEP Before House

    On January 29, the Tennessee Office of Energy Programs participated in an energy efficiency briefing before the House, held by EESI and hosted by Representatives Marcy Kaptur and Jeff Fortenberry.

  • 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.

  • NASEO Elects Kelley Smith Burk, Jason Lanclos to Executive Committee, Welcomes New Board Members

    NASEO welcomed several members to Board positions during the 2020 Energy Policy Outlook Conference and Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

  • 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.

  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Approves Reauthorization of SEP

    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).

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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.
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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