NASEO and Ceres Host State and Investor Workshop on Clean Energy
During its recent Energy Outlook Conference in Washington DC, NASEO and Ceres offered state energy officials a rare opportunity to connect with consumer brands and investors to discuss renewable energy and energy efficiency and the implications for state energy policies.
NASEO and Florida Energy Office Selected to Lead Projects Accelerating Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth
Both NASEO and the Florida Office of Energy were selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program to lead projects which are accelerating the growth of the alternative fuel vehicles market.
Highlights from NASEO's 2015 Energy Policy Outlook Conference
On February 3-6, 2015, NASEO hosted the 2015 Energy Policy Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C. Presentations are now available.
Lewis Mills (MO), Paul Miller (LA), and Susan Brown (WI), Assume Roles on NASEO's Board of Directors
Lewis Mills (MO) was recently elected to NASEO's Board of Directors as a representative for the Midwest Region, while Paul Miller (LA) was elected to represent the Central Region. Mr. Mills replaces Susan Brown (WI), as she assumes the position of Treasurer on the NASEO Board of Directors.
M.J. Bradley & Associates and NASEO Release Report on 111(d) Targets
M.J. Bradley & Associates, in collaboration with NASEO, recently released a report which examines the role energy policies can play in helping states achieve their Clean Power Plan targets.

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Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015 Introduced
On March 11, Senators Portman and Shaheen reintroduced their energy efficiency bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015.
SEP and WAP Bipartisan Reauthorization Legislation Introduced
On March 11, a bi-partisan group of Senators reintroduced a bill to reauthorize the State Energy Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program. The press release was offered by the sponsors: Senators Coons (D-DE), Collins (R-ME), Reed (D-RI) and Shaheen (D-NH).
Citi Announces $100 Billion, 10-Year Commitment to Finance Sustainable Growth
Citi recently announced a landmark commitment to lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.
Recent Report Suggests EPA's Clean Power Plan Will Not Compromise the Reliability of U.S. Power System
The design and implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which is intended to reduce the U.S. electric system's CO2 emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, will not compromise the reliability of the U.S. power system, according to a study by Analysis Group energy experts.
DOE and NREL Release Protocols for Efficiency Savings Under its Uniform Methods Project
The U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory have published additional protocols for estimating energy savings for residential and commercial energy efficiency programs and measures.

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Governor Nixon Announces Program to Support Missouri Homeowners Investing in Energy Efficiency
Governor Jay Nixon recently announced a new homeowner energy certification program, administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development's Division of Energy, that encourages residents to join the state in making improvements or upgrades to their homes.
Governor Wolf's Budget Invests in Energy Development for Pennsylvania
Governor Tom Wolf's 2015-16 Budget will make Pennsylvania an energy leader through new investments to take full and responsible advantage of our rich natural resources, including natural gas, coal, wind, solar, and timber. In addition, the plan also invests millions more to protect, clean and conserve the commonwealth's land, air and water.
The California Energy Commission Awards San Diego Gas and Electric Nearly $5 Million to Expand Microgrid
The California Energy Commission recently awarded San Diego Gas and Electric a nearly $5 million grant to expand the innovative Borrego Springs Microgrid. The grant will allow the Microgrid to use the nearby 26-megawatt (MW) Borrego Solar facility to power the entire community.
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Team Up for More Affordable Renewable Energy
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island recently announced a plan to jointly issue a request for proposal, which would procure more affordable renewable energy.
Citi, Renewable Funding, and the New York Green Bank Provide $100 Million to Home Efficiency Financing
Renewable Funding is bringing its Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans program to New York with the help of the state's Green Bank. Citi and Renewable Funding, along with New York Green Bank, will provide a $100 million financing program to the residential energy efficiency sector.

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Simple Energy Launches 'Marketplace' to Connect Utilities and Consumers with Energy Saving Household Rebates

Simple Energy, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that uses behavioral science, big data analytics, and digital marketing techniques to change how people think about energy, recently announced the launch of 'Marketplace,' an e-commerce platform that connects utilities and consumers by offering energy-saving household products and services with instant rebates at the point of sale. [more]