NASEO-ACEEE Webinar on the Clean Power Plan: Tools for States
NASEO and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) held a joint webinar on June 29, 2015 focusing on Clean Power Plan tools for the states.
NASEO Joins DOE-EPA SEE Action Leadership Agenda for Existing Commercial and Multifamily Buildings
NASEO has joined a number of federal agencies, state and local governments, and private-sector partners in the “2020 National Leadership Agenda for Existing Commercial and Multifamily Buildings."
NASEO Hosts SEOs and Clean Cities for Workshop on AFV Finance
With support from DOE, and in partnership with C2ES and Transportation Energy Partners, NASEO convened SEOs and Clean Cities Coalitions on July 1, 2015 for a workshop on financing alternative fuel vehicles and fueling infrastructure.
NASEO Participates in Annual High-Performance Building Week
NASEO was pleased to participate in the events of High Performance Building Week in Washington, D.C. the week of June 8th. The week, organized by the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC), provided an opportunity to identify trends, opportunities, and challenges in the high-performance building sector.
NASEO, NARUC, and NACAA Present on CPP at Congressional Staff Briefing
The "3N" groups - NASEO, NARUC, NACAA - presented on the Clean Power Plan compliance issues at a congressional staff briefing on June 5, 2015, in Washington, DC, hosted by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.

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U.S. DOE Industrial Energy Efficiency Barriers Report Released
Pursuant to the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act, the U.S. Department of Energy released Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency.
U.S. DOE Launches New Industrial Assessment Center Website
The U.S. Department of Energy launched a new website for its nationwide network of 24 university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs).
Manufacturers, Energy Efficiency Advocates Agree on New Standards for Commercial Rooftop Air Conditioners and Warm Air Furnaces
A Department of Energy-established working group of manufacturers, utilities, contractors, energy efficiency advocates, and environmental groups came to a consensus agreementrecommending new energy efficiency standards, test procedures, and metrics for commercial package air conditioners (commonly called “rooftop units”) and commercial warm air furnaces.
USDA Begins Accepting Applications from States for $100 Million Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership
Following a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC may apply for up to $100 million in grants under the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP).
DOE Issues Determination of Energy Savings for Residential Buildings
DOE recently published a Notice of Determination for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), affirming that the updated code will result in energy savings in residential buildings. The DOE analysis indicates that buildings meeting the 2015 IECC would result in national residential building energy savings of approximately 1 percent.

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Massachusetts Governor Baker Announces $10 Million for Energy Storage
A new $10 million dollar initiative for energy storage was recently announced in Massachusetts by the Baker-Polito administration. The funding, from DOE resources, will conduct research for ways the state can support local energy storage companies to create public policies encouraging energy storage.
New Hampshire Governor Hassan Highlights State Employee Energy Efficiency Efforts
In order to highlight state government's efforts to improve energy efficiency, Governor Maggie Hassan recently presented the Governor's Excellence in Energy Efficiency Awards at the State's annual energy conference hosted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the Department of Administrative Services.
Connecticut Launches Nation's First Statewide Home Energy Score Program
Connecticut recently launched a statewide residential energy labeling program that will make energy efficiency labels ubiquitous across the state. Using the Department of Energy's Home Energy Score, EnergizeCT's Home Energy Solutions program will provide an energy efficiency score and recommend efficiency improvements to residents.
Governor Hogan Announces Adelisia "Leigh" Williams As Director Of Maryland Energy Administration
Governor Larry Hogan recently announced Adelisia "Leigh" Williams as his nominee for the director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), pending confirmation from the Maryland Senate.
Hawaii Governor Ige Signs Energy Bills Making State First of Kind with 100% RPS in the Electricity Sector
On June 8, 2015 Governor David Ige signed four energy bills into law, including the landmark HB623, making Hawaii the first state in the country to have a 100% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for the electricity sector.

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ACEEE Evaluates the Impact of Performance Incentives on State Energy Efficiency

A new report from an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) states that performance incentives are an important part of a comprehensive state policy strategy that includes energy efficiency savings targets and utility business model tools. [more]