• U.S. House and Senate "Dear Colleague" Letter Results

    135 U.S. House members and 45 Senate members sign the "Dear Colleague" letters in support of FY'21 funding for SEP and WAP.

  • NASEO, EFI Release the 2020 U.S. Energy & Employment Report

    The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) published the 2020 U.S. Energy & Employment Report (USEER)

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Support for State Energy Offices

    NASEO staff and the NASEO Energy Security Committee are working with DOE and private sector partners to share information and best practices related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • NASEO Welcomes New Board Members to the Southeast

    NASEO welcomes two new Board members from the Southeast – Mitchell Simpson (AR) and Sumesh Arora (MS). Both will serve as regional representatives on the NASEO Board of Directors.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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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Energy Sector Pandemic Analysis and News Round-Up
The following is a list of articles relevant to the energy sector response to the coronavirus. New resources will be added on a daily basis. If you would like to submit an article to be reviewed and posted, please email Campbell Delahoyde (cdelahoyde@naseo...
NASEO Advances Policy Support for SEP, WAP, and other Key Programs
Over the past month, NASEO has worked with the states, members of Congress, and other key partners to build policy support for programs essential to the State Energy Offices. NASEO is currently supporting the “Dear Colleague” letter Senate urging increased funding for the U...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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