NEER, NASEO & HPC
On September 15, 2016, Joe Cullen, HPC's Director of Policy and State Outreach attended a joint working session of the National Energy Efficiency Registry (NEER) Project and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) in Providence Rhode Island. Six U.S. states, The Climate Registry (TCR) and NASEO have secured a DOE award to develop a national energy efficiency registry.
NEER will allow states to track initiatives within their own programs as well as demonstrate progress towards energy goals and potential compliance with existing and future state and federal environmental regulations. NEER will also allow the public and private sectors to transparently track attributes associated with energy efficiency initiatives. It will help states reduce emissions cost-effectively, and will support using energy efficiency investments to improve economic competitiveness and environmental quality. NEER has the potential to catalyze new levels of investment in residential energy efficiency.
HPC's Julie Caracino, Director of Research and Standards and Kara Saul Rinaldi, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs are serving in leading capacities on two of NEER's five working groups. The NEER working groups are comprised of a mixture of state energy offices, utilities and regulators, private sector stakeholders and federal and local agencies. NEER will be distributing draft reports and Operating Principles at the NASEO Conference in February, 2017 in Washington, DC. The goal is to release a final report and operationalize the NEER system by the Summer of 2017. For more information on NEER or to sign up to participate, please visit the NEER website.
Written by Joe Cullen
Director of Policy & State Outreach
Home Performance Coalition