• NASEO Testifies at U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

    On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Dub Taylor, Director of the Texas State Energy Conservation Office, testified on behalf of NASEO on FY’18 appropriations.

  • WA, OK, and FL Brief Federal Officials on Energy Emergencies and Resilience

    On May 15, 2017, State Energy Officials participated in an EESI-NASEO briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

  • NASEO Publishes Energy Efficiency Pathway Templates for States

    NASEO has published, with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy, a set of Energy Efficiency Pathway Templates, to help State Energy Offices work with state air quality regulators and others.

  • 95 U.S. House Members Sign on in Support of FY'18 Funding for SEP and WAP

    95 U.S. House of Representatives members recently signed on to a "Dear Colleague" letter in support of FY'18 funding for SEP and WAP.

  • NASEO Releases VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan Toolkit

    NASEO's Volkswagen Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan Toolkit is a resource for State Energy Offices, State Environmental Agencies, and others to use as they develop their plans.

  • President Trump Issues Energy Related Executive Orders

    Over the past several months, President Trump has issued two Executive Orders impacting the energy sector.

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NASEO Publishes Energy Efficiency Pathway Templates for States
NASEO has published, with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy, a set of Energy Efficiency Pathway Templates, to help State Energy Offices work with state air quality regulators and others.
95 U.S. House Members Sign on to "Dear Colleague" Letter in Support of SEP and WAP
An FY'18 "Dear Colleague" letter attracted 95 U.S. House of Representatives signatures in support of funding for SEP and WAP. The "Dear Colleague" letter was circulated on a bi-partisan basis in the House of Representatives by Rep. McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Tonko (D-NY). The letter calls for $70 million for the State Energy Program (SEP) and $230 million for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for FY'18 federal appropriations.
Sixth Annual Governor's Utah Energy Development Summit: Discount Available to NASEO Members
Under the leadership of Governor Gary Herbert, the Sixth Annual Energy Development Summit will chart new paths for the sector's responsible growth at home and abroad. The two-day conference and trade show is expected to draw more than 1,200 attendees, with a special discount available to NASEO members.
New Jersey Advances Development of Microgrid Systems
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities recently moved forward the development of advanced and Town Center Distributed Energy Resource microgrids with the acceptance of staff's microgrid report.
Iowa Releases Study on Advancing the State's Electric Vehicle Market
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) commissioned a study on electric vehicle charging to assess the current electric vehicle (EV) market, forecast future market conditions and evaluate programs and policies that could potentially help the market meet these projections.
Alaska: Largest Onshore Oil Discovery in 30 Years
Earlier this month, Spanish oil company Repsol announced the discovery of approximately 1.2 billion barrels of oil in Alaska’s North Slope.
New York Launches $70 Million EV Rebate and Outreach Program
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently launched a major electric vehicle (EV) rebate and outreach initiative to encourage the adoption of clean cars in New York. NYSERDA will manage the program, and will provide rebates of up to $2,000 for purchase of a new EV or hydrogen fuel cell car. The initiative will also provide $15 million for improving consumer awareness, installing infrastructure, and developing and demonstrating new EV-enabling technologies.
NASEO Statement: States Utilize SEP Funds to Spur Energy-Related Economic Development and to Support Energy Emergency Planning and Response - at the Governors' Direction
On March 16, the Trump Administration announced its "skinny" budget zeroing out the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The Administration's budget document incorrectly asserts that eliminating these programs would "reduce Federal intervention in State-level energy policy and implementation."
University of Montana to Become First US Campus to Launch Fast-Charging Electric Buses
Students of the University of Montana recently launched its first fast-charging buses, following a decision to "go electric" with its fleet.
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