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U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus Highlights State Work in Resilience
A November 2019 briefing for members of the U.S. House of Representatives Problem Solvers Caucus demonstrated the critical role played by State and Territory Energy Offices in energy sector and community resilience due to their ability to advance innovative policies and programs across key sectors and assets, including in electricity, natural gas, fuels, healthcare facilities, shelters, and other critical infrastructure...
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...
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...
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...
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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.
DOE Assistant Secretary Evans Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Committee
Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, recently testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Swiss-U.S. Energy Innovation Days 2018 Convene Energy Professionals Across the Atlantic
The Swiss-U.S. Energy Innovation Days (SUEID) 2018 convened entrepreneurs, governments, academics, and others from Switzerland and the United States for a three-day workshop that explored new technologies, research methods, and collaborative approaches to energy production and use...
USEER Reveals Growth Trends in Changing U.S. Energy Market
The 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report finds that the U.S. energy market accounts for millions of jobs, including in electric power generation and fuels; transmission, distribution and storage; energy efficiency; and motor vehicles.
AFPM Releases Report on Fuel and Petrochemical Supply Chains
On July 9, the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) released its "Fuel and Petrochemical Supply Chains" report. The report describes key elements of the petroleum and petrochemical sectors - and discusses the role this infrastructure plays in delivering everyday fuels and consumer goods.
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MEA Helps Hyattsville Police Department Get New EV Wheels
Thanks to a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration, the Hyattsville City Police Department in Maryland has added a Chevrolet Bolt EV and zero electric motorcycle to its police fleet, along with two DC-fast charging stations which can be used by both the police and public.
Energy Planning Underway in Virginia and New Jersey
Virginia and New Jersey are using extensive stakeholder engagement and public input processes as they develop new comprehensive energy plans.
Alaska Energy Authority Supports Wind Project for Rural Alaskan Community
A small, remote village on the Alaska Peninsula will soon be able to use wind electricity to power and heat homes, thanks to grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, and Alaska Energy Authority’s Renewable Energy Fund program...
Zero-Energy Capable Mini-City in Austin, Texas Keeps Costs Low
A mini-city 20 minutes from downtown Austin, Texas is taking energy efficiency to new heights—and new low costs.
First-ever U.S. Freshwater Wind Farm to be Developed in Ohio
On July 5, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) recommended conditional approval of what could be the first freshwater wind turbine project ever developed in the United States. Led by the Lake Erie Energy Development Co. (LEEDCo), the six-turbine “Icebreaker” wind farm will be sited approximately 10 miles off the coast of Cleveland, OH in Lake Erie.
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