|Welcome to Highlights!||February/March 2014|
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.
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
In This Issue
Policy News & Views:
Building Energy Codes:
News and Noteworthy:
High Performance Buildings: