• NASEO Releases Report on Grid-interactive Buildings

    NASEO’s new report, Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings: State Briefing Paper, describes how grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) can benefit the grid and building owners and occupants.

  • Texas Hosts Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days in Austin and San Antonio

    The Swiss Federal Office of Energy and swissnex San Francisco recently hosted the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days in Austin and San Antonio, Texas.

  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Approves Reauthorization of U.S. State Energy Program

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently approved the reauthorization of the State Energy Program (SEP) (S. 2094) (Gardner - R-CO/Bennet - D-CO).

  • Bipartisan Promoting American Energy Jobs Act Introduced in Senate

    On Thursday, September 19, U.S. Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and McSally (R-AZ) introduced a bill to require DOE to conduct an annual survey and report of employment in the U.S. energy sector.

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Florida Proposes Significant Climate Legislation
Last month, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Energy hosted the 2019 Florida Energy and Climate Summit where participants learned how Florida is diversifying its energy sources; promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative vehicle technology; spurring economic growth; and adapting to climate change...
NASEO and Utah Release Report on Alternative Fuels and Emergency Response
A new NASEO report, Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Plans: A Planning and Policy Report for Utah, examines how alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) can bolster resilience planning. In the event of a fuel supply disruption, alternative fuels provide a diverse set of resources which can be called upon to enhance emergency response...
Virginia's Biggest Renewables Contract to Date
Virginia now has the most substantial renewable energy contract in the United States at 420 megawatts, thanks to a decision by Governor Ralph Northam last week. According to Utility Dive, the contract draws from solar and wind, leading to energy production that meets 45% of Virginia’s yearly energy demand...
U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Loan Program to Support Rural Electrification
On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced investments of $1.4 billion to build and improve rural electric infrastructure in 21 states. For a full list of projects and states, please click here...
A Small But Growing Market: New Buildings in the Southeast Demonstrate the Future of The Built Environment
Last month, NASEO’s Maddie Koewler visited three high-performance buildings in the Southeast that are pioneers in sustainable, smart, and integrated design. With locally sourced materials, on-site renewable energy, creatively engineered HVAC, and energy efficient features, builders are pushing the boundaries of traditional design and showcasing how the built environment can be sustainable and generative...
Utah’s International Partnerships Push Energy Forward
In the past few months, Utah’s Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED) has solidified key international partnerships with Canada, Mexico, India and Japan that will further energy collaboration across policy, development, education and innovation for years to come...
Building Energy Code Online Voting Period Opens for States on Monday, November 18
The online voting period for the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code begins on Monday, November 18 and is open until December 5, 2019. Those wishing to participate should be sure that their office’s voters obtain their PIN and check their security password before voting by logging into their “myICC” account...
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