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  • NASEO Releases Overview of Key Energy Elements of DRRA On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed H.R. 302, which contains the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA).  This important change in how the United States rebuilds following disasters and invests in resilience to lessen the impact of disasters including new opportunities for State and Territory Energy Offices to collaborate with state emergency management agencies, local governments, and the private sector to enhance energy-related resilience...
  • Governors, State Legislators Respond to Trump Executive Order on Energy Infrastructure On April 10, 2019, Donald Trump issued "Executive Order on Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Growth" to promote the development of new oil and gas infrastructure. The order directs several agency actions: Section 3: The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is directed to clarify and, as needed, update federal guidance on the Clean Water Act in order to promote private investment in U...
  • 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).
  • DOE to Host National Energy Codes Conference in Denver, CO The U.S. Department of Energy will host the National Energy Codes Conference in Denver, CO from May 28-30, 2019. Registration is now open, and scholarships are available. Please contact Ed Carley (ecarley@naseo...
  • Maine Passes Bill to Support Solar, Eliminate Gross Metering On Monday, April 2, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed bill LD 91, ending Maine’s controversial three-year policy of “gross metering,” by which owners of solar panels were required to purchase an extra meter to measure excess energy generated through their solar array, and compensated at a lower-than-market value for their electricity production, even if used on-site...

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