• DOE Calls for New FERC Power Rules

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry filed a letter and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that rules be developed to ensure bulk power market reliability.

  • NASEO & NACAA VW Settlement Clearinghouse

    NASEO & NACAA have launched a VW Settlement Clearinghouse as a resource for state and local governments.

  • U.S. House and Senate Support SEP and WAP Appropriations

    SEP and WAP at last year's funding levels of $50 million and $225 million in the House, and $50 million and $215 million in the Senate.

  • U.S. State Energy Program Reauthorization Bill Approved by U.S. House

    U.S. House passes H.R. 3050 Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act – authorizes SEP and strengthens state energy emergency preparedness.

  • 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.

  • 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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Presentations from the 2017 NASEO Annual Meeting
In September 2017, The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) 2017 Annual Meeting convened state, local, and private sector leaders of breakthrough, innovative, and effective energy policies and programs for a series of discussions on the future of U.S. energy systems and technologies. To learn more about the meeting and for presentations, please visit http://annualmeeting.naseo.org.
DOE OE and FE Assistant Secretaries Nominated and EPSA Director Appointed
On September 1, 2017, President Trump announced his intent to nominate two key U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secrataries. The President named Bruce Walker of New York to lead the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and Steven Winberg of Pennsylvania to serve as Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy. A biographical summary for each can be found by clicking on this article.
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.
DC United and DC Department of Energy and Environment Announce $25 Million in Green Funding through DC PACE
DC United, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) recently announced a $25 million private clean energy funding package for Audi Field, United's new soccer-specific stadium with capacity for 20,000 people opening next year.
Texas PACE Authority Announces the City of Dallas' First C-PACE Project; the Largest in Texas
On July 3, the City of Dallas C-PACE program (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) closed its first PACE project, enabling Alterra International, a Dallas, Texas-based global real estate development company to obtain $23.9 million in long-term fixed-rate financing from CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital for energy and water saving upgrades to the historic Butler Brothers Building at 500 S. Ervay Street across from City Hall.
38 U.S. Senators Sign Dear Colleague Letter in Support of FY'18 Funding for SEP and WAP
38 U.S. Senate members recently signed on to a "Dear Colleague" letter in support of FY'18 funding for SEP and WAP.
NASEO Signs on to Letter to FHFA on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Plans
NASEO joined a group of housing and energy organizations to submit feedback to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on draft “Underserved Markets Plans” submitted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which propose to offer new financing strategies for energy efficiency in single family and multifamily housing.
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.
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