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Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Signs 100% Renewable Executive Order
On January 17, 2020, Governor Gina Raimondo signed Executive Order 20-01, requiring Rhode Island “to meet 100% of the state’s electricity demand with renewable energy resources by 2030.” The Order builds on previous renewable energy policies and decarbonization goals, such as the Resilient Rhode Island Act, which requires greenhouse gas reductions of 80% below 1990 levels by 2050...
Register Today for NASEO's 2020 Energy Policy Outlook Conference and Innovation Summit
Please join NASEO for the 2020 Energy Policy Outlook Conference and Innovation Summit on February 4-7, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Funding Agreement Reached for U.S. State Energy Program and Other Federal Energy Programs
NASEO is pleased to report that U.S. House and Senate Appropriators have reached agreement on the FY'20 (current fiscal year) funding for federal energy programs.
Governors Sign MOU for Intermountain West EV Corridor
On December 13, 2019, governors from eight western states signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to coordinate on regional EV charging infrastructure. The states also released voluntary minimum standards for stations.
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...
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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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