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FY'21 U.S. House Energy and Water Appropriations Update
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released its report to accompany the FY'21 Energy and Water Development bill, which includes funding for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), among other agencies and programs...
REV West States Designate over 3,000 miles of Highway Electric Charging Corridors
On June 23, 2020, the Federal Highway Administration announced the newest designations into the Alternative Fuels Corridors program. Across the eight states in the REV West partnership (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) five new designations of “corridor-ready” for Electric Vehicles were made, covering 164 miles of highway...
Bi-Partisan “Growing Climate Solutions Act” Under Consideration by U.S. Senate
On June 24, 2020, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing on the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020 (S.3894). The bill was introduced by Senator. Braun (R-IN) on June 4, 2020, with bi-partisan co-sponsors: Senator Graham (R-SC), Senator Stabenow (D-MI), and Senator Whitehouse (D-RI)...
$500 Million Home Energy Efficiency Bill Introduced
On June 24, 2020, the NASEO supported HOPE for HOMES Act of 2020, was introduced by Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.), and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N...
$22 Billion Mission Critical Facilities Efficiency and Resilience
On June 24, 2020, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) introduced the Open Back Better Act of 2020.
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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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