NEEP Policy Highlights

Welcome to Highlights! February/March 2014
Natalie Hildt Treat, Senior Public Policy Outreach Manager

Natalie Hildt Treat,
Senior Public Policy Outreach Manager

This is an important issue of Highlights — one where we preview the year ahead in state and regional efficiency policy, with a special look at what’s on tap for appliance standards and building codes. It also comes on the heels of our 2013 Regional Roundup of Energy Efficiency Policy.

You may not know it, but NEEP is not alone in our approach to advancing efficiency through programs and policies. We are one of six Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs) from around the nation, and whenever possible, we partner together to leverage resources and share ideas.

Recently, NEEP worked with the other REEOs to create a joint Policy Brief focusing on what we see as the major issues for states in 2014. This resource was shared at the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) annual conference in early February, and will be passed on again to legislators, regulators and candidates for elected office.

NEEP is a REEO! The REEOs network serves almost every state in the nation with a mix of policy and program tools to help advance energy efficiency as a first-order resource.

NEEP is a REEO!
The REEOs network serves almost every state in the nation with a mix of policy and program tools to help advance energy efficiency as a first-order resource.

While each region has its own energy mix, political climate, program delivery structures and maturity of policies and programs, all of the REEOs have a shared mission, and all have found that partnerships are the most effective way to create broad support and lasting progress. We REEOS are the facilitators, the instigators, the connectors — but it’s you: the program administrators, energy officials, legislators, manufacturers, implementers, consultants and funders— that help make efficiency happen.

Thanks for reading Highlights. Please let us know what you think!

Natalie Hildt Treat
Senior Manager, Public Policy Outreach
ntreat@neep.org

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In This Issue

Policy News & Views:

Policy Tracker: February 2014

Appliance Standards:

What Do Light Bulbs, Dehumidifiers, and Industrial Fans Have in Common?

Building Energy Codes:

2014 Building Energy Code Preview

News and Noteworthy:

NEEP Buildings Team Welcomes Two new Staffers

High Performance Buildings:

New Building Resources Available this March

In Focus:

Innovation and Regulation: A Winning Partnership Formula

EM&V Essentials:

Recap of the EM&V Forum Annual Public Meeting