The State Energy Program (SEP) allows the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to work in partnership with State government officials and policy makers in advancing a clean energy future, as they have the authority for many of the policy and program decisions that govern clean energy investment levels, as well as the opportunity to experiment with new approaches for overcoming long-standing market barriers.
The formula grants are awarded to States, U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, to support a nationwide infrastructure of State Energy Offices (SEOs). The purpose is to increase market transformation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through policies, strategies, and public-private partnerships that facilitate their adoption and implementation. They also facilitate State-based activities, such as: financing mechanisms for institutional retrofit programs; loan program and management; energy savings performance contracting; comprehensive residential programs for homeowners; transportation programs that accelerate use of alternative fuels; and renewable programs that remove barriers and support supply side and distributed renewable energy.
The SEP Program has the following four goals:
- Increase energy efficiency to reduce energy costs and consumption for consumers, businesses and government.
- Reduce reliance on imported energy.
- Improve the reliability of electricity and fuel supply and the delivery of energy services.
- Reduce the impacts of energy production and use on the environment.
State Emergency Response and Recovery Plan (SERRP)
This guide discusses how the State of Arizona conducts all hazard responses. It is built upon the National Response Framework as a scalable, flexible, and adaptable coordinating structure to align key roles and responsibilities across the State, linking all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. It is intended to capture specific authorities and best practices for managing incidents that range from the serious but purely local, to large-scale terrorist attacks or catastrophic natural disasters.
The Basic Plan, along with the Emergency Support Function Annexes, Support Annexes and Incident Annexes, supersedes the previous SERRP document dated November 2011 as part of the annual update. This updated Plan is effective August 31, 2017.