Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (R-PACE): Key Considerations for State Energy Officials - Issue Brief

March 2018 - 0.39MB PDF - Posted: 3/19/2018
Author(s): Sandy Fazeli, NASEO
R-PACE program design requires unique attention and consideration on the part of state legislatures, state and local governments, and private sector stakeholders. In some states, State Energy Offices may be well-positioned to convene appropriate stakeholders and develop analyses that inform the development of R-PACE enabling legislation, program design and implementation, and messaging, as well as alternative and complementary residential energy programs. This issue brief offers an overview of the history and status of R-PACE, with an emphasis on the evolution of R-PACE in California (its largest market to date) and federal involvement in the program, as well as a set of recommended takeaways, lessons learned, and alternative residential energy efficiency financing options that State Energy Officials can explore to inform their approach to R-PACE.
Keywords: Financing

State Energy Planning Guidelines: Guidance for States in Developing Comprehensive Energy Plans and Policy Recommendations

February 2018 - 9.17MB PDF - Posted: 2/26/2018
Author(s): Cassie Powers and Sam Cramer, NASEO
NASEO’s State Energy Planning Guidelines: Guidance for States in Developing Comprehensive Energy Plans and Policy Recommendations provides updated information and best practices to State Energy Directors as they develop data-driven, stakeholder-supported comprehensive state energy plans and policy recommendations on behalf of their Governors and Legislatures.

Guidance for States on Petroleum Shortage Response Planning

February 2018 - 2.24MB PDF - Posted: 2/23/2018
Author(s): Jeffrey Pillon
The guide is designed to provide assistance to states as they update their energy assurance plans by responding to the needs identified by states and others for improved planning and mitigation in the petroleum sector. It also summarizes key findings and serves as a companion to NASEO’s suite of energy assurance technical assistance offerings, energy emergency exercises, and coordination workshops.

National Energy Efficiency Registry Roadmap

October 2017 - 1.24MB PDF - Posted: 10/30/2017
Author(s): Rodney Sobin
The National Energy Efficiency Registry is a web-based platform that will help states document energy efficiency achievements to help meet their energy and environmental goals. Serving as a means to register and track energy savings and, as desired, enabling trading of instruments representing energy savings (and related environmental attributes), the NEER can support both voluntary energy efficiency initiatives and compliance with mandatory energy savings goals. This Roadmap provides an overview of major opportunities for applying NEER across states generally and for NEER Project Team states based on each state’s circumstances. The Roadmap is meant to illuminate paths that states can consider for adopting NEER as a tool to support state energy objectives. State-specific Roadmaps are available for Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

National Energy Efficiency Registry State Roadmaps

October 2017 - 17.77MB PDF - Posted: 10/30/2017
Author(s): Rodney Sobin
The National Energy Efficiency Registry is a web-based platform that will help states document energy efficiency achievements to help meet their energy and environmental goals. This series of state-specific NEER Roadmaps provides an overview of major opportunities in the six Project Team states (Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee) for applying NEER. This series of state-specific analyses is a companion piece to the NEER Roadmap, which identifies major opportunities across states generally for NEER use and implementation.

Here Comes the Sun: A State Policy Handbook for Distributed Solar Energy

July 2017 - 1.63MB PDF - Posted: 10/13/2017
Author(s): NASEO: Stephen Goss, Fred Hoover NCSL: Glen Andersen, Megan Cleveland, Jocelyn Durkay
This report on solar energy production provides energy officials, state legislators, governors and commissioners, as well as other interested parties the tools to understand the distributed solar market in their states, assess their state’s policies and regulations, and determine a path forward.
Keywords: Renewable Energy

Guidance on Updating State Energy Emergency Plans

June 2017 - 0.38MB PDF - Posted: 6/13/2017
Author(s): Jeff Pillon and Shemika Spencer
NASEO's guidance provides states with details on the components of state energy emergency plans and issues for states to consider in the review. The document also contains sample processes for different levels of assessment which provides a framework for states' review based on individual needs, resources, and timing.
Keywords: Energy Security

Volkswagen Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan Toolkit

March 2017 - 2.93MB PDF - Posted: 3/24/2017
Author(s): Cassie Powers, NASEO, and Ingrid Malmgren, VEIC
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. The report provides an overview of the portions of the settlement that are relevant to states; highlights plan considerations for beneficiaries, various repower and replacement options, and tools that states can use to calculate NOx and other emissions reductions; and summarizes each eligible mitigation action, provides estimates of expected NOx reductions, and showcases successful implementation of technologies.
Keywords: Transportation

Baseline Assessment: Alternative Fuel Vehicles in State and Municipal Emergency Operations Plans

December 2016 - 1.79MB PDF - Posted: 1/3/2017
NASEO’s “Baseline Assessment: Alternative Fuel Vehicles in State and Municipal Emergency Operations Plans” provides an overview of emergency operations plans, summarizes key findings from a scan of alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) inclusion in state and local plans, and identifies opportunities to include AFVs in future emergency plans.
Keywords: Transportation

The Future of Energy Efficiency: Opportunities, Challenges, and Considerations for Federal and State Energy Policy Makers

October 2016 - 0.64MB PDF - Posted: 1/17/2018
Author(s): Sandy Fazeli, NASEO
This briefing prepared by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) examines opportunities for federal and state coordination on energy efficiency policies and programs. In particular, it highlights the importance of the State Energy Office role in promoting end-use energy efficiency and other distributed energy resources in state, multi-state, and federal efforts to modernize the U.S. electric system. It summarizes the main discussion points and perspectives raised during a facilitated discussion co-hosted by NASEO and the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) in February 2016, which was organized to collect State Energy Office feedback and input for EPSA’s consideration as it researches, prepares analyses, drafts, and implements the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review.

Private-Public Partnerships to Advance Low-Carbon State Energy Policies: A NASEO-Ceres Issue Brief

September 2016 - 2.84MB PDF - Posted: 10/18/2017
Author(s): Sandy Fazeli, NASEO; Ryan Martel, Ceres; Alli Gold Roberts, Ceres
This white paper identifies key pieces of information that state energy policymakers and U.S. companies and investors should know about one another, and it offers a “deeper dive” on a series of energy policy topics — including clean energy policies, financing mechanisms, and corporate sustainability approaches — on which both state and company/investor representatives can find common ground.

iREV Case Study: Biodiesel Fueled Vehicles and Emergency Response

June 2016 - 2.77MB PDF - Posted: 8/5/2016
This case study examines the benefits and considerations of incorporating biodiesel vehicles into emergency fleets, and features lessons learned from both New York City and Florida Power & Light’s use of biodiesel during emergency situations.
Keywords: Transportation

iREV Case Study: Electric Vehicles and Emergency Response

June 2016 - 2.97MB PDF - Posted: 8/5/2016
The iREV electric vehicle case study examines the benefits and considerations of incorporating EVs into emergency fleets, and highlights ways that PG&E has used electric utility trucks as an exportable power resource, and how EVs proved to be a valuable asset in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Keywords: Transportation

iREV Case Study: Natural Gas Vehicles and Emergency Response

June 2016 - 3.26MB PDF - Posted: 8/5/2016
This case study highlights the benefits and considerations associated with incorporating natural gas vehicles into emergency fleets, and examines how the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Trussville, Alabama have used alternative fuels during disasters.
Keywords: Transportation

iREV Case Study: Propane Vehicles and Emergency Response

June 2016 - 3.16MB PDF - Posted: 8/5/2016
The iREV propane vehicle case study explores the benefits and considerations of incorporating propane vehicles into emergency fleets, and features lessons learned from the police force in Sandy Springs, Georgia, as well as Boston Public Schools.
Keywords: Transportation

Accelerating the Commercial PACE Market: Statewide Programs and State Energy Office Participation in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

May 2016 - 2.19MB PDF - Posted: 5/18/2016
Author(s): Sandy Fazeli, NASEO
This report focuses on how State Energy Offices and other state-level partners can create an environment in their state that will increase local participation and uptake of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing. It offers examples, insights, and strategies for State Energy Offices, green banks, state financing agencies, or other public and private entities to provide coordination and support to C-PACE programs.
Keywords: Commercial, Financing

Minnesota Combined Heat and Power Action Plan Case Study

May 2016 - 0.84MB PDF - Posted: 5/19/2016
Author(s): Rodney Sobin
Minnesota has recognized the potential of combined heat and power (CHP) to help further state energy and economic development objectives and has studied opportunities and impediments to CHP application in the state. With support from the U.S. DOE State Energy Program, the state developed a CHP Action Plan that included robust stakeholder engagement and capitalized on existing and complementary programs and activities across agencies to develop a list of priority action items that the state is addressing. This NASEO case study, developed with the support of the EPA CHP Partnership, recounts Minnesota’s experience and provides lessons and recommendations that can benefit other states engaging in or contemplating CHP or other energy action plans or roadmaps.

NASEO State Energy Cybersecurity Model Analysis: Michigan Cybersecurity Structures and Programs Profile

December 2015 - 1.39MB PDF - Posted: 2/12/2016
Author(s): Jeff Pillon and Shemika Spencer, NASEO
This report profiles cybersecurity in Michigan and looks at how strong leadership from the governor, along with the involvement of key state agencies, guides the roles and responsibilities for cybersecurity. It also explores how cybersecurity is being addressed through public-private collaborations and identifies how Michigan is responding to the various federal efforts to improve cybersecurity. It purpose is to promotes peer information exchange among states by identifying and profiling states’ innovative cybersecurity structure and programs in support of states’ efforts to develop and improve institutional cybersecurity capabilities.

Integrating Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Energy Assurance Planning: Information, Examples, and Data Resources to Guide States

November 2015 - 1.4MB PDF - Posted: 11/2/2015
Author(s): Sandy Fazeli and Jeff Pillon, NASEO
This report discusses the opportunities and potential challenges surrounding the deployment of AFVs in emergency fleets and the data and information needs for a more robust inclusion of alternative fuel vehicles in energy assurance plans. It includes a scan of states’ energy assurance plans to identify how alternative fuels and vehicle efficiency support resilience and mitigate energy supply disruptions.
Keywords: Energy Security, Transportation

Transportation Technical Reference Manual and State TRM Updates

Guide to Characterize the Savings, Benefits, and Costs of Transportation Efficiency Measures
November 2015 - 3.25MB PDF - Posted: 6/2/2014
Author(s): NASEO and VEIC
While using standardized methodologies to measure the energy impacts and cost-effectiveness of efficiency programs is common practice in the electric and thermal energy sectors, this is not the case for transportation. As electric vehicles (EVs) spread nationwide, the electricity and transportation sectors have an increasing number of shared interests and an opportunity to learn from one another. One opportunity for knowledge transfer involves assessing the financial and environmental benefits of transportation measures, such as alternative fuel vehicles and fueling infrastructure, in the same way that energy utilities characterize efficiency measures and inform program development—namely, through a tool called the Technical Reference Manual (TRM). Inspired by this widely-used model, NASEO and VEIC developed the Transportation TRM in June 2014 to characterize energy savings, environmental benefits, and financial costs of selected transportation efficiency measures and establish a framework for comprehensive and informed decision-making. To access the energy price forecast and generation data referenced in the TRM, please click here (xlsx). The three appendices of this report, updated in November 2015, include customized TRMs created for the state of Utah and Vermont utilities to showcase how the recommendations of TRM play out using state-specific or locally-specific energy usage and pricing data.
Keywords: Transportation

Strategic Planning to Enable ESCOs to Accelerate NGV Fleet Deployment: A Guide for Businesses and Policymakers

October 2015 - 1.04MB PDF - Posted: 11/2/2015
Author(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
This guide addresses questions that private investors and state and local agencies may have about key considerations and strategies for deploying NGVs in public and private fleets. The guide analyzes a range of scenarios for tractor- trailer truck, school bus, and light-duty vehicle fleets. Each scenario estimates the potential for NGVs to achieve net cost savings compared to conventional vehicles. Although switching to natural gas can lower costs, many fleet managers have not converted their fleets to NGVs. The business model that energy service companies (ESCOs) apply to energy efficiency projects may help fleet managers transition to NGV projects and realize these potential cost savings.
Keywords: Transportation

Strategic Planning to Implement Publicly Available EV Charging Stations: A Guide for Businesses and Policymakers

October 2015 - 1.39MB PDF - Posted: 11/2/2015
Author(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
This guide answers questions that private investors and state and local agencies, such as state energy offices, may have in deciding whether and to what extent they should invest in publicly available charging infrastructure. It demonstrates that with continued public support in the near term, new business models could gradually make publicly available charging projects profitable for private businesses without additional government interventions.
Keywords: Financing, Transportation

Energy Technology-Based Economic Development: Assessment of States’ Roles and Opportunities

July 2015 - 0.12MB PDF - Posted: 1/17/2018
Author(s): Sandy Fazeli, NASEO
This report summarizes key findings and recommendations from a joint roundtable hosted by NASEO and the U.S. Department of Energy in July 2015. It offers options and considerations for enhanced state-DOE coordination on technology-based economic development in the U.S. energy sector.

Applying the Energy Service Company Model to Advance Deployment of Fleet Natural Gas Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure

June 2015 - 1.16MB PDF - Posted: 11/2/2015
Author(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
This paper explores the opportunity for using ESCO-style service contracts to advance investment in natural gas vehicles by fleets. Starting with a brief overview of the ESCO market, this paper explains how ESCOs reduce barriers faced by energy efficiency and cost savings projects, presents case studies that demonstrate how some of the features of ESCOs are being employed in cutting-edge NGV fleet projects, and explores how these features could be incorporated into innovative business models that reduce the barriers to NGV fleet project investment.
Keywords: Financing, Transportation

Resiliency through Energy Efficiency

Disaster Mitigation and Residential Rebuilding Strategies for and by State Energy Offices
April 2015 - 1.37MB PDF - Posted: 4/7/2015
Author(s): NASEO
Given the many priorities state and local governments and residents face following a disaster, integrating energy efficiency and resiliency into residential rebuilding can be a challenge. Fortunately, research into state experience with energy-efficient and resilient rebuilding in the residential sector has revealed several key strategies that other state and local communities can employ to mitigate the impacts of a natural disaster and plan for coordinated and effective disaster recovery. This report focuses on the experiences of State and Territory Energy Offices as leaders and key players in the rebuilding process.
Keywords: Energy Security, Residential

The Role of Clean Energy Banks in Increasing Private Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

December 2014 - 0.65MB PDF - Posted: 11/2/2015
Author(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
This paper explores how Clean Energy Banks, or other similar organizations aimed at leveraging public funds to attract private investment in clean energy deployment, could help reduce the barriers to EV charging infrastructure by (1) supporting the development of viable business models for charging services in the near term and (2) helping scale up private capital investments into EV infrastructure in the longer term.
Keywords: Transportation

Guidance for States on Relief from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in an Energy Emergency

November 2014 - 0.8MB PDF - Posted: 11/4/2014
Author(s): NASEO
This report covers Federal Motor Carrier safety issues that can arise during energy emergencies, such as driver hours waivers. It includes a set of frequently asked questions, a draft executive order for adaptation by states, and suggested implementation steps and contains updated material to reflect regulatory changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) as directed by the Reliable Home Heating Act which was signed into law on June 30, 2014.
Keywords: Energy Security

Building Performance: Design through Operations: Setting the Framework for Energy Data and Design Continuity in High Performance Buildings

July 2014 - 1.76MB PDF - Posted: 7/21/2014
Author(s): NASEO and NBI
Building performance monitoring has become commonplace as states and cities have enacted energy monitoring, benchmarking, and disclosure laws, and measured performance data is now available in a variety of formats on various platforms. Nevertheless, systems available in the market today that capture data on a real-time basis often do not present the data in terms of performance indicators that are readily understood and accessed by building managers and occupants. This report examines various sources of building performance data, identifies Key Performance Indicators that support the analysis of building performance data, and discusses how to establish a feedback loop among designers, managers, and tenants.
Keywords: Commercial

Options for State Administration of Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds

June 2014 - 0.3MB PDF - Posted: 6/2/2014
Author(s): NASEO
The purpose of this memorandum is to assist states in the administration of qualified energy conservation bonds (QECBs), by increasing understanding of the wide range of options and precedents. Activities described–from the very low touch to more involved, high touch efforts–include: authorization, notification, simple state issuances, outreach and education, waivers and reallocation, and more complex state issuances. As states look to make decisions about using their own remaining QECB allocations, as well as supporting the use of local allocations, they can use this information to consider the full range of possible actions, depending on available resources and goals.
Keywords: Financing

Multi-State Residential Retrofit Project: Process Evaluation Final Report

May 2014 - 3.73MB PDF - Posted: 9/1/2014
Author(s): NASEO and Cadmus
As part of a 2010 U.S. State Energy Program competitive award, NASEO worked with energy offices from four states - Alabama, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Washington - on a residential retrofit pilot program. Each of the states utilized a variety of strategies, including energy labels, innovative marketing approaches, financial incentives, and workforce development, to facilitate homeowner investments in residential energy efficiency upgrades. Cadmus worked with NASEO and the four states to design and implement a process evaluation for the multi-state project. The evaluation included interviews with program implementers, participating homeowners, contractors, real estate professionals, and appraisers. For more information on this project, visit NASEO's Multi-State Project website.
Keywords: Residential

State Energy Planning Guidelines

A Guide to Develop a Comprehensive State Energy Plan Plus Supplemental Policy and Program Options
April 2014 - 1.12MB PDF - Posted: 4/8/2014
Author(s): NASEO
The State Energy Planning Guidelines outline a process and broadly applicable policies and programs for states that are developing or updating their state energy plans. States’ comprehensive and strategic energy plans provide a framework for meeting energy, economic, and environmental goals
Keywords: General Energy

Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Fueling Infrastructure Deployment Barriers and the Potential Role of Private Sector Financial Solutions

April 2014 - 0.91MB PDF - Posted: 12/20/2013
Author(s): NASEO and C2ES
NASEO, in partnership with C2ES, examined the ways in which private financing can address demand barriers facing electric, natural gas, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and their related fueling infrastructure. The report covers a review of the state of the market, addresses significant barriers to demand and for private investors, and concludes with a review of innovative finance options used in other sectors applicable to the alternative fuel vehicle market. This report is part of a larger, NASEO-led project, Unlocking Private Sector Financing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure, a two-year project, funded by the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, which recognizes the critical role that State Energy Offices have in the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure. Additional information about the project is here:
Keywords: Financing, Transportation

Residential Energy Labeling: Strategies for Scalability

March 2014 - 0.87MB PDF - Posted: 3/21/2014
Author(s): NASEO
This report documents recent trends in residential energy labeling and includes updates from 10 states and other national organizations regarding their residential energy labeling policies and programs. Additionally, the report describes ongoing priorities and challenges related to residential energy labeling based on feedback provided by State Energy Offices and other leaders in this field. Overall, the report describes three key conclusions. First, there is no “best way” to design a residential energy label, including the metrics chosen, and many state and local programs desire customization. However, the metric “MMBtu/year” has emerged as a potential primary metric. Second, states are and will continue to be at the forefront of developing residential energy labeling policies and programs. Third, the timing is right for states, DOE, and national organizations to increase their levels of dialogue and coordination on residential energy labeling. In addition to these general themes, the report identifies several specific issues that are still being worked through and will require on-going research and discussion.
Keywords: Residential

Unlocking Demand

An Analysis of State Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financing Programs in Buildings and Industrial Sectors
December 2013 - 0.95MB PDF - Posted: 12/19/2013
Author(s): NASEO
The 56 State and Territory Energy Offices’ investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects have grown over three decades, not only through cost-shared support for technology demonstrations and commercialization, but also through a variety of financing programs and mechanisms. Over the past several years, the number and scale of these public-private financing programs have grown; the total estimated investment stands at $3 billion in 2013, with significant additions expected in the coming year. The types of financing tools used by State Energy Offices have evolved from revolving loan funds to sophisticated credit enhancement mechanisms and new approaches to bond financing. With successful models expanding across the United States, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) has completed an analysis of state energy financing programs focused on the buildings and industrial sectors to identify and evaluate approaches that have been implemented by State Energy Offices and their public and private partners.
Keywords: Commercial, Financing, Industrial, Renewable Energy

NASEO Best Practices Review: Streamlined Renewable Energy Permitting Initiatives

November 2013 - 1.04MB PDF - Posted: 11/26/2013
Author(s): NASEO
Eager to take advantage of the growing potential of renewable energy, State Energy Offices are exploring innovative ways to reduce the soft costs associated with renewable—solar, wind, geothermal, hydro— projects. Complicated permitting processes are a major contributor to these costs, often adding weeks, months, or even years to a project development timeline; costly delays that ultimately drive up the price per kilowatt. In order to maximize the potential for abating the soft costs associated with renewable energy permitting processes, NASEO identified three best-practice streamlined renewable energy permitting initiatives in Colorado, Hawaii, and Vermont, to provide a reference for other states.
Keywords: Energy Production, Renewable Energy

Multifamily Energy Efficiency: Reported Barriers and Emerging Practices

November 2013 - 0.86MB PDF - Posted: 11/4/2013
Author(s): NASEO and EPC
This report identifies commonly-cited barriers to energy efficiency investments in low-income multifamily housing and discusses current efforts to address them. It highlights strategies for deploying public- and private-sector resources, with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of current and future efforts.
Keywords: Residential

NASEO Case Study - New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium

Accelerating New York’s Energy Storage and Technology Transfer Markets
October 2013 - 0.46MB PDF - Posted: 10/21/2013
Author(s): NASEO
As of 2012, the State of New York’s energy storage industry employs approximately 3,000 workers and is responsible for over $600 million in annual global sales.1 New York represents an ideal market for further advancing energy storage. The state is home to the largest metropolitan area in the country served by an enormous and aging underground electricity infrastructure and the largest mass transit system in North America (with more than 6,300 subway cars, 2,300 railcars, and nearly 6,000 buses2), both presenting great opportunities for energy storage. The electric power delivery system in New York also includes significant upstate generating capacity serving downstate load which can create transmission constraints, making energy storage one solution to this challenge.
Keywords: Energy Production

Review of Utility Integrated Resource Plans and Electric Vehicle Load Forecasting

September 2013 - 1.63MB PDF - Posted: 9/13/2013
Author(s): NASEO and VEIC
This paper was developed under NASEO’s project, Unlocking Private Sector Financing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Vehicle Infrastructure. It examines the treatment of electric vehicles (EVs) in integrated resource plans and long-term plans from 31 utilities that vary in size (fewer than 15,000 customers to greater than 5 million) and type (investor-owned, community-owned, and federally-owned). Plans from years 2008 through 2013 were reviewed and covered a planning horizon through 2031. In addition to detailed analysis of these plans, the paper provides a broad background on the current state of electric vehicle deployment along with a set of recommendations for policymakers and utilities to consider regarding the utility treatment of EVs.
Keywords: Transportation

State Energy Data Profiles

For State Energy Offices
July 2013 - 0.26MB PDF - Posted: 7/5/2013
Author(s): NASEO
NASEO and the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) offer customized State Energy Data Profiles, which summarize each state’s relevant energy, environmental, and socioeconomic data from various federal and state government agencies into one concise report.
Keywords: General Energy

State Strategies for Electric Vehicle Deployment: Outreach and Education Campaigns

April 2013 - 0.61MB PDF - Posted: 4/3/2013
Author(s): NASEO
Based on the experiences of the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network planning project, NASEO prepared this toolkit to support state and territory energy offices’ efforts in deploying EVs and electric vehicle supply equipment. The toolkit explores the unique perspectives of key stakeholders in the EV deployment process;strategies for increasing “EV readiness” and EV deployment; and lessons learned in conducting EV-readiness outreach.
Keywords: Energy Production, Transportation

Strategies for States in Energy Assurance Planning: Regional Coordination and Communication

March 2013 - 0.28MB PDF - Posted: 3/21/2013
Author(s): NASEO
This paper will provide states with strategies for working on a multi-state regional level to coordinate energy assurance planning, share information, and communicate effectively.
Keywords: Energy Security

Combined Heat and Power: A Resource Guide for State Energy Officials

February 2013 - 0.55MB PDF - Posted: 2/11/2013
Author(s): NASEO
Numerous policy and market drivers have brought renewed attention to combined heat and power (CHP), an approach to generating electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source. This publication provides a technology and market overview of CHP and ways to support it through planning, policy, regulation, funding, and financing.
Keywords: Energy Production, Industrial

Petroleum Shortage Supply Management

Options for States
September 2012 - 0.18MB PDF - Posted: 12/3/2012
Author(s): NASEO
This publication is a resource for states developing energy assurance plans. It provides a template for petroleum response measures and longer term planning initiatives and further depth on effective planning elements.
Keywords: Conventional Energy, Energy Security

Leveraging State Energy Office-Utility Partnerships to Advance Building Energy Codes

June 2012 - 0.96MB PDF - Posted: 12/3/2012
Author(s): NASEO
Increasing building energy code adoption and compliance represents an effective strategy for states to achieve both energy and cost savings for their citizens. This resource explores state energy office-utility partnerships in building energy codes.
Keywords: Energy Codes, Residential

Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds

An Assessment of the Challenges, Needs, and Outcomes of QECBs at the State and Local Levels
June 2012 - 0.26MB PDF - Posted: 12/3/2012
Author(s): NASEO
Qualified energy conservation bonds (QECBs) present a timely opportunity for state and local governments to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and programs. In 2009, Congress increased funding for QECBs to $3.2 billion. This resource addresses the needs and challenges to using QECBs at the state and local level.
Keywords: Financing

U.S. State Energy Program in Brief

April 2012 - 0.56MB PDF - Posted: 12/7/2012
Author(s): NASEO
This resource provides an overview of the U.S. State Energy Program, including: savings and leveraged dollars; mission and goals; groundbreaking efforts; economic impacts; annual allocations; and more.
Keywords: General Energy

U.S. State Energy Program Project Highlights

March 2012 - 0.23MB PDF - Posted: 12/2/2012
Author(s): NASEO
This resource includes state examples of projects funded by the U.S. State Energy Program and is updated regularly with new projects.
Keywords: General Energy

Getting to Zero 2012 Status Update

A First Look at the Costs and Features of Zero Energy Commercial Buildings
March 2012 - 4.39MB PDF - Posted: 4/16/2013
Author(s): NASEO and NBI
In this report, New Buildings Institute documents the characteristics, features, and costs of 99 zero-energy and zero-energy-capable buildings, as well as emerging projects, in the United States. It finds that the energy efficiency needed to achieve zero-energy levels is readily available, at what are considered reasonable incremental costs for many owners in almost all climate zones.
Keywords: Commercial

State and Industry Partnerships

Advancing U.S. Industrial Competitiveness through Energy Efficiency and Advanced Energy Technology Investments
January 2012 - 1.28MB PDF - Posted: 12/3/2012
Author(s): NASEO
Through a comprehensive review of all 56 State and Territory Energy Offices, completed in 2011, NASEO captured a snapshot of state industrial energy efficiency and clean energy programs underway. Of the 56 SEOs in the United States, more than 35 administer energy programs for manufacturers and the industrial sector.
Keywords: Industrial

Smart Grid and Cyber Security for Energy Assurance

Planning Elements for Consideration in States’ Energy Assurance Plans
November 2011 - 0.45MB PDF - Posted: 12/3/2012
Author(s): NASEO
This publication provides an overview of the smart grid, the process for developing one, and examples of applications and their benefits. It also guides the assessment of smart grid deployment and provides a step-by-step approach to building cyber security capability.
Keywords: Energy Security

Models of Energy Innovation: Best Practices Study for State Energy Officials

July 2011 - 1.81MB PDF - Posted: 12/3/2012
Author(s): NASEO and Clean Markets
It is a critical role of government to invest in technologies that serve a public good, but that are too high risk for the private sector to invest the resources needed to complete initial research, development and market introduction. This publication helps states understand best practices in energy innovation, and thereby create programs and select projects with the highest likelihood of success.
Keywords: General Energy

Analysis of Cost and Non-Cost Barriers and Policy Solutions for Commercial Buildings

February 2011 - 0.39MB PDF - Posted: 4/16/2013
Author(s): NASEO
The companion publication to Next Generation Technologies: Barriers and Recommendations, this report summarizes key barriers and recommendations for net-zero-energy commercial buildings. This analysis covers codes and standards; integrated design and buildings delivery; benchmarking and performance assurance; voluntary programs; finance and valuation; owners and tenants; and workforce development.
Keywords: Commercial

Next Generation Technologies: Barriers and Recommendations

February 2011 - 0.69MB PDF - Posted: 4/16/2013
Author(s): NASEO
This report summarizes the barriers and recommendations from the five technology working groups of the Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC). It offers actionable recommendations to guide the commercial buildings industry on a pathway to a net-zero-energy commercial buildings sector by 2050. It serves as the technology-focused companion report to the Analysis of Cost and Non-Cost Barriers and Policy Solutions.
Keywords: Commercial

U.S. State Energy Program Briefing Book

January 2011 - 2.91MB PDF - Posted: 12/3/2012
Author(s): NASEO
State and Territory Energy Offices put federal funds to work in a robust way to reduce energy budgets and create jobs. These efforts help transform America’s energy future through sustainable clean American energy. The projects highlighted in the U.S. State Energy Program Briefing Book are snapshots of State Energy Program projects. They provide a sampling of the thousands of energy projects that are underway in almost every community across the country.
Keywords: General Energy

State Energy Assurance Guidelines

Version 3.1
December 2009 - 5.09MB PDF - Posted: 12/3/2012
Author(s): NASEO
The State Energy Assurance Guidelines provide an outline for states to reference in the development of a state energy assurance plan. The guidelines comprise the states’ overall role in energy assurance, including organizing and building response mechanisms; coordination with stakeholders; operating within the federal emergency support function structure; planning response strategies; profiling energy use and vulnerability; and identifying fuel-related response measures.
Keywords: Energy Security