• 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 Annual Meeting – September 17-20, 2017 – New Orleans

  • 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 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.

News

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.
Michigan, Iowa, Mississippi, and California Participate in U.S.-Indian Energy Collaboration Strategy Meeting
On June 20, four State Energy Officials and NASEO participated in a strategy session as part of the U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, a new project by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to promote subnational cooperation between the United States and India on common energy challenges and opportunities.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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