Read the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) news & blogs.

June 2, 2023

Shedding Light on Savings: New Hampshire Generates Energy Savings and Better Learning Environments in Public Schools

Using funds from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program (SEP), New Hampshire is addressing lighting efficiency in public schools.

May 26, 2023

Director’s Message

Dr. Henry McKoy, director of the Office of State and Energy Community Programs (SCEP), dives into the latest news from SCEP, plus gives an overview of what he learned from regional meet-ups with state officials.

May 24, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $45 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency for Nonprofit Buildings

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports Nonprofit Organizations by Improving Building Efficiency to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Cut Costs and Energy Use

May 15, 2023

Rethinking Electrification: Minnesota Stakeholders Call for Equity in New Policy

Using funds from the State Energy Program, Minnesota pursued inclusive electrification strategies through an extensive stakeholder engagement project.

May 5, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $4.5 Million to Build K-12 Staff Capacity and Lower Energy Costs for Schools

As Part of President Biden’s Investing in America, Funding to Provide Winners Cash Awards and Trainings to Build Capacity for Energy Management in Local Education Agencies

April 27, 2023

Hawai’i Curriculum Inspires Future Generations of Clean Energy Students

The Hawai’i State Energy Office used funds from the State Energy Program to create clean energy leaders in public schools.

April 7, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $72 Million to Expand Pathways to Clean Energy Jobs

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provides $18 Million to Over a Dozen Higher Education Institutions, Including Seven Minority Serving Institutions and $54 Million to Train the Next Generation of Clean Energy and Manufacturing Workers

April 3, 2023

Request for Information & Notice of Intent Released for Technical Assistance for the Adoption of Building Energy Codes

The U.S. Department of Energy released a Notice of Intent and Request for Information regarding $1B in funding for technical assistance in developing building energy code improvements.

March 23, 2023

El DOE apoya a los estados y abre el camino para los próximos Programas de Reembolso de Energía para el Hogar

El DOE dispone fondos parciales para los Programas de Reembolso de Energía para el Hogar IRA a los estados y territorios para la preparación y el desarrollo del programa.

March 23, 2023

DOE Supporting States to Pave the Way for Upcoming Home Energy Rebates Programs

On March 23, the Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) was posted for the Home Energy Rebates Programs, detailing how states may access funds to hire staff, prepare their workforce, and engage with constituents.