Read the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) news & blogs.
May 26, 2023
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.
January 26, 2023
Trash To Treasure: Revitalizing Wastewater Treatment Yields Economic Opportunities in Rural Iowa Towns
Iowa is using State Energy Program funds to improve energy efficiency in wastewater treatment facilities to benefit rural communities across the state.