Tennessee Office of Energy Programs Director Champions SEP Before House

Source: Cassie Powers, NASEO

On January 29, the Tennessee Office of Energy Programs participated in an energy efficiency briefing at the U.S. House of Representatives, held by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and hosted by Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE). The briefing invited experts from government and the private sector to explore how energy efficiency programs can create jobs and deliver meaningful savings to constituent homeowners, consumers, and businesses, while reducing the stresses and strains on our energy system. Molly Cripps, Director of the Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, championed the U.S. State Energy Program and the work it has supported in Tennessee, including initiatives to improve K-12 energy education and enhance energy security.

The U.S. State Energy Program received $62.5 million in federal appropriations for fiscal year 2020 – an increase of $7.5 million over 2019 funding. For more information on the U.S. State Energy Program and success stories from the states, please visit www.naseo.org/sep. For more information about the briefing, view EESI’s briefing summary.