• U.S. House and Senate Members Sign on in Record Numbers to Support SEP and WAP

    FY'20 House and Senate "Dear Colleague Letters" attracted 137 and 45 signatures, respectively, in support of funding for SEP and WAP.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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...
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...
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