• NARUC and NASEO Establish New Joint Task Force on Comprehensive Electricity Planning

    NASEO and NARUC recently announced a task force which will develop new approaches to align distribution system planning and resource planning processes.

  • Save the Date and Register Today for NASEO's 2019 Energy Policy Outlook Conference

    NASEO will host the 2019 Energy Policy Outlook Conference on February 5-8, 2019, in Washington, DC. Learn more and register today!

  • NASEO Releases Updated FMCSA Guidance

    NASEO completed an update to its “Guidance for States on Relief from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in an Energy Emergency."

  • REV West States Release Baseline Policy Analysis and Meet to Discuss EV Infrastructure Development

    The REV West states released an Electric Vehicle Policy Baseline for the Intermountain States last week at their first in-person meeting in Denver, Colorado.

  • White House Announces National Cybersecurity Strategy

    On September 20, the White House released the National Cyber Strategy of the United States intended to strengthen America’s cybersecurity capabilities and secure the United States from cyber threats.

  • USEER Reveals Growth Trends in Changing U.S. Energy Market

    The 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report finds that the U.S. energy market accounts for millions of jobs, including in electric power generation and fuels; transmission, distribution and storage; energy efficiency; and motor vehicles.


NASEO Welcomes New Board Chair and Executive Committee
Commissioner Andrew McAllister of the California Energy Commission has been elected to serve as Chair of the NASEO Board. On Wednesday, September 26, McAllister addressed NASEO State and Territory Energy Office and Affiliate members at the 2018 NASEO Annual Meeting...
Virginia Releases 2018 Energy Plan
Last week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 2018 Energy Plan. The plan identifies actions that will diversify Virginia’s energy portfolio over the next ten years, such as increasing renewables, expanding access to energy financing, enhancing storage options, and broadening electric vehicle access...
Michigan Governor Signs Pipeline Agreement with Enbridge Energy
On October 3, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an agreement with Enbridge Energy to decommission the Line 5 petroleum pipeline segment that crosses the Straits of Mackinac and construct a new multi-use utility tunnel underneath the Straits.
NASEO Releases PEV Policy Evaluation Rubric
Today, NASEO released the PEV Policy Evaluation Rubric: A Methodology for Evaluating the Impact of State and Local Policies on Plug-In Electric Vehicle Adoption, which helps decision-makers evaluate plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) programs and policies.
DOE Proposes New Rule on Critical Electric Infrastructure Information
On October 29, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a proposed rule for public comment to establish procedures for the designation of critical electric infrastructure information (CEII) under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or FAST Act (Public Law 114-94)...
NCC Approves Coal Report for U.S. Secretary of Energy
Last month, the National Coal Council approved a new report titled, “Power Reset: Optimizing the Existing U.S. Coal Fleet to Ensure a Reliable and Resilient Power Grid” for U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry...
Administration Lifts Summertime Ban on Sale of E15
President Trump ordered acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to lift a summertime ban on the sale of E15, and also seeks to limit speculation in the market for biofuel credits. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency currently prohibits summer sales of E15, due to smog concerns...
NASEO Annual Meeting Features General Motors, Ford, Detroit Public Schools Pushing EV Market Boundaries
The second day of NASEO’s Annual Meeting in Detroit focused on electric vehicles and breaking into new markets in the U.S., with emphasis on challenges to EV adoption. Britta Gross, Director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy at General Motors, says that GM’s goals are “zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion,” and that “the only way to get there is through electric, shared, autonomous vehicles...
REV West States Release DC Fast Charging Standards RFI
NASEO has released an RFI on behalf of the REV West states, which are seeking input on what factors to consider when developing voluntary minimum standards for DC fast charger installations.
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