• NASEO Submits MOPR Comments to FERC

    On February 18, 2020, NASEO filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the recent PJM ruling on the minimum offer price rule (MOPR).

  • Tennessee Office of Energy Programs Director Champions SEP Before House

    On January 29, the Tennessee Office of Energy Programs participated in an energy efficiency briefing before the House, held by EESI and hosted by Representatives Marcy Kaptur and Jeff Fortenberry.

  • 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.

  • NASEO Board Elects Kelley Smith Burk, Jason Lanclos to Executive Committee, Welcomes New Board Members

    NASEO welcomed several members to Board positions during the 2020 Energy Policy Outlook Conference and Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

  • New Resources Out for Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings

    Coming on the heels of NASEO’s publication of Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings: State Briefing Paper, NASEO has published two other resources to help states advance consideration of load flexibility and GEBs in electricity and energy planning, policies, and regulation.

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Trump Administration Proposes NEPA Reform – Comments Due March 10, 2020
Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced a proposal to reform and update the regulations surrounding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  The Administration’s goal is to “simplify and clarify requirements” and to reform regulations that have not been modernized in 40 years...
IRS Announces Long-Awaited Guidance on “45Q” Carbon Credit
On February 19, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance and a revenue procedure on the “45Q” tax credit for companies using carbon capture equipment.  The credit provide $20 per metric ton of qualified carbon oxide capture at facilities whose construction starts before 2024...
Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette as Secretary of Energy
In a bipartisan show of support, the U.S. Senate voted 70 to 15 to confirm Dan Brouillette as the 15th U.S. Secretary of Energy. Since 2017, Mr. Brouillette served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Secretary Rick Perry...
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Approves Reauthorization of SEP
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).
NASEO Launches State Alumni Program
Last week during the NASEO Board of Directors Meeting, David Terry, NASEO’s Executive Director, formally announced the launch of the NASEO State Alumni Program for former State and Territory Energy Office members...
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.
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...
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