Energy and Environment

Center for Best Practices experts work with governors and their staff on developing analysis and insights into emerging policy trends across the fields of energy and environmental protection. We help states promote the efficient use of energy across all sectors, improve the use of traditional and alternative fuels for electricity and transportation, better protect and clean up the environment, and how to effectively manage their natural resources.

Memorandum on State Utility Disconnection Moratoriums and Utility Affordability

Memorandum on State Utility Disconnection Moratoriums and Utility Affordability

This memo identifies the range of solutions Governors can deploy to address utility affordability and bill arrearages as the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic impacts continue. (View/Download) Background As a ...
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Examining the Science and Policies to Protect Human Health and Water Quality from Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Examining the Science and Policies to Protect Human Health and Water Quality from Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

NGA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (AAAS EPI Center) hosted two free virtual sessions examining Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances ...
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Webinar: Addressing Energy Security through State Cyber Governance Bodies

Webinar: Addressing Energy Security through State Cyber Governance Bodies

As the energy cybersecurity threat landscape continues to evolve and our dependency on digital and connected technology grows, Governors are sharpening their focus on addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their states ...
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Stormwater Funding Equity Roundtable

Stormwater Funding Equity Roundtable

This expert's roundtable brought together state officials from the Delaware River Basin states and national and regional policy experts to examine the equity implications of stormwater funding. Discussion focused on ...
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State Strategies to Increase Land Conservation and Recreational Access

State Strategies to Increase Land Conservation and Recreational Access

A discussion of the 30x30 goal and detail how states can partner with non-profits to enhance land conservation and stewardship efforts that also provide recreational, economic and equity benefits. The ...
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NGA-NARUC GridEx VI Webinar

NGA-NARUC GridEx VI Webinar

On this webinar, participants learned about GridEx VI - the biennial energy security exercise hosted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Panelists discussed the focus of the exercise ...
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Addressing Cybersecurity for Critical Energy Infrastructure through State Governing Bodies

Addressing Cybersecurity for Critical Energy Infrastructure through State Governing Bodies

This paper addresses practices Governors can follow to establish effective cybersecurity governance bodies that support critical infrastructure cybersecurity, with a focus on the energy sector. (View/Download) Executive Summary This paper ...
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State Insights on the Water-Energy Nexus and Policy Ideas to Achieve Greater Savings

State Insights on the Water-Energy Nexus and Policy Ideas to Achieve Greater Savings

This paper provides an overview of challenges that states are facing in developing integrated water and energy conservation policies; provides background on Arizona and Wisconsin’s innovative water-energy policies and programs; ...
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Energy

Energy development and use affects the nation’s economy, environment and national security. States play an important role in shaping our energy choices through a range of policy, regulatory and budgetary ...
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2021 Winter Meeting of the Federal Facilities Task Force

2021 Winter Meeting of the Federal Facilities Task Force

Virtual Meeting | January 13 – 14, 2021 The National Governors Association hosted the Federal Facilities Task Force (FFTF) Winter Meeting from January 13-14, 2021, via remote Zoom conference. The ...
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Resilience

Resilience

NGA defines resilience as the ability to withstand disasters better, respond and recover more quickly, and excel under new conditions. Governors increasingly face a host of human and natural disasters ...
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Governor Guidance on the Energy Sector During COVID-19 Response

Governor Guidance on the Energy Sector During COVID-19 Response

This memo serves to provide guidance to governors on how they can best support and protect the energy industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights three areas governors should consider ...
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