• 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.

  • La Kretz Innovation Campus Gives Over $400 Million Back to Los Angeles, CA

    During NASEO’s 2019 Annual Meeting, State Energy Officials, industry experts, and energy innovators were invited to tour the La Kretz Innovation Campus.

  • 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.

  • NASEO Submits Comments on FEMA's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

    On July 15, 2019, NASEO submitted official comments on FEMA's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program.

  • U.S. Senate and House WAP Reauthorization Bills Introduced

    A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives introduced legislation in both chambers to strengthen and reauthorize the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), with strong support from NASEO and other partner organizations.

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States Stepping Up: Listen to NASEO General Counsel Jeff Genzer on Latest Political Climate Podcast
At NASEO’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Manhattan Beach, California, NASEO Counsel Jeff Genzer participated in a live taping of the Political Climate podcast with host Julia Pyper, Senior Editor, Greentech Media, Brandon Hurlbut, Co-Founder and Partner, Boundary Stone Partners, and Shane Skelton, Co-Founder and Partner, S2C Pacific...
Illinois Office of Energy Supports University Solar + Storage Project
Earlier this month, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Energy announced a $900,000 grant to Southern Illinois University - Carbondale for a 150kW solar generating project on campus containing 310 kWh of storage...
Amazon Commits to Net Zero Carbon by 2040 and Wants Others to Follow
Last week, Amazon in partnership with Global Optimism, a purpose-driven enterprise focused on social and environmental change, released The Climate Pledge, an agreement compelling businesses who sign on to have net zero emissions by 2040...
NASEO Submits Comments on FEMA's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program
On July 15, 2019, NASEO submitted official comments on FEMA's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program.
Maine Governor’s Energy Office, NASEO, ACEEE, and the Island Institute Examine High Rural Energy Costs at Senate Briefing
On Wednesday, June 19th, the office of Maine’s Senator King, in partnership with NASEO, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the Island Institute, hosted a briefing to explore expanding access to energy efficiency upgrades in remote and high energy cost communities...
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."
NASEO Releases Overview of Key Energy Elements of DRRA
On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed H.R. 302, which contains the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA).
Governors, State Legislators Respond to Trump Executive Order on Energy Infrastructure
On April 10, 2019, Donald Trump issued "Executive Order on Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Growth" to promote the development of new oil and gas infrastructure. The order directs several agency actions: Section 3: The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is directed to clarify and, as needed, update federal guidance on the Clean Water Act in order to promote private investment in U...
NASEO, ESC, NAESCO Join Forces on ESPC Principles and Collaborate with DOE on New ESPC Resources
NASEO, ESC, and NAESCO joined forces in establishing principles for strengthening and expanding the use of ESPCs.
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