NASEO Buildings Committee Conference Call
Please join the NASEO Buildings Committee for our next meeting on May 5th, 2016 from 3:00 - 4:00pm ET. We will be using a webinar for this meeting, which you can register for here. We look forward to welcoming everyone for the first meeting since the Energy Policy Outlook Conference in February...
NASEO Board Welcomes New Regional Representative
NASEO's Board of Directors recently welcomed Laura Nelson, Director of the Utah Office of Energy Development, as the Western states elected her as their newest regional board representative.
NASEO Testifies Before House and Senate in Support of SEP, WAP, OE, EERE
Throughout March 2016, NASEO provided testimony to a number of U.S. House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees in support of FY'17 funding for SEP, WAP, and various priority energy programs (e.g., DOE-OE, DOE-EERE, EPA-ENERGY STAR, USDA-REAP) that leverage state efforts.
NASEO Launching Online Forum for the Financing Committee
To promote greater peer exchange of ideas and solutions among members of NASEO's Financing Committee, NASEO will soon be using an online, password-protected platform called the Learn Exchange and Action Planning reSource, or LEAPSource.
NASEO Welcomes New Buildings Committee Co-Chair
The NASEO Buildings Committee is pleased and excited to welcome its newest State Co-Chair, Laith Younis of the California Energy Commission.

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MidAmerican Energy Announces $3.6 billion Investment in Renewable Energy
MidAmerican Energy Company recently announced a major project that will provide a cleaner energy future for Iowa. The announcement is a giant step toward realizing the company’s vision of 100 percent renewable energy for customers in the state.
New Study on Energy Burden Finds Disproportionate Impacts on Low-Income and Minority Households
Energy Efficiency for All and ACEEE released a new study this week entitled “Lifting the Energy Burden in America’s Largest Cities."
House and Senate Announces FY'17 Funding Levels for SEP and WAP
The U.S. House and Senate recently announced funding levels for SEP and WAP for FY'17.
DOE Releases Report on CHP Potential in the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office recently released a new report, "Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Potential in the United States."
DOE Announces Public Meetings for Consent-Based Siting of Used Nuclear Fuel and Waste
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a series of public meetings to receive input on designing a fair and effective process for the siting of facilities to manage spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive wastes.

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Governor Branstad Signs Biorenewable Tax Credit into Law
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently signed legislation that was outlined in the Governor's 2016 Condition of the State Address and will represent the next generation in production of renewable bio-chemicals.
DC Named #1 in EPA's 2016 Top ENERGY STAR Cities List
The District of Columbia's metropolitan area has earned the #1 ranking in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. This is the second year in a row the District has received the recognition.
National Grid to Launch a First-of-Its-Kind Solar Marketplace in Rhode Island
This spring, National Grid will launch a new online marketplace that allows customers in Rhode Island to shop for solar and receive an incentive for improving energy efficiency at the same time.
PACE Financing through Kansas Energy and Efficiency Act
Through the Kansas Energy and Efficiency Act (KEEA), the bill, or HB 2649, would allow businesses to take advantage of an innovative energy efficiency financing mechanism called Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).
Illinois Reveals First Round of State Energy Roadmap Analysis
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) recently released the Illinois Energy Roadmap, which seeks to complete a rigorous evaluation of the state's progress in achieving its existing energy policy goals.

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At $1.4 Trillion, the Advanced Energy Industry is Twice as Big as Global Airline Industry

According to business group, Advanced Energy Economy, the total revenue for global advanced energy hit a record $1.4 trillion in revenue for 2015. [more]