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.

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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The Road Ahead:  Planning for Electric Vehicles by Managing Grid Interactions

The Road Ahead: Planning for Electric Vehicles by Managing Grid Interactions

This paper includes recommendations to help Governors meet their EV goals and provides strategies that can improve the interplay between EVs and the electric grid. (View/Download) Executive Summary Transportation electrification ...
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Transportation Funding and Financing during COVID-19

Transportation Funding and Financing during COVID-19

This memo summarizes mechanisms states and territories use to fund and finance transportation systems, as well as recent Governor initiatives on state transportation revenues and resources before and after the ...
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Nineteenth Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

Nineteenth Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

Virtual Meeting | November 17-18, 2020 The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the 19th Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy on Nuclear Waste Cleanup. This ...
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State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool Demonstration

State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool Demonstration

The SRAP tool is meant to help Governors and their staff assess state resilience, identify gaps, and plan for disasters. Nov 16, 2020 NGA hosted a webinar to provide an ...
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Wastewater Testing to Track and Respond to COVID-19

Wastewater Testing to Track and Respond to COVID-19

State review of how wastewater COVID-19 surveillance programs are organized, deployed, and funded and how they plan to use the data to inform their response to COVID-19. Nov 4, 2020 02:00 PM Wastewater testing has been ...
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Governors Leading on Energy Transitions:   An Overview of State Energy Goals

Governors Leading on Energy Transitions: An Overview of State Energy Goals

This paper provides an overview of current Governor leadership on advancing clean energy. (View/Download) Introduction Governors are leading on incentivizing and investing in clean energy. As of this writing, 30 ...
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State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool

State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool

The State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool was created to help Governors and their staffs assess state resilience, identify gaps, and plan for natural and man-made disasters. Background | Vision/Goals ...
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Offshore Wind Summit for Governors’ Energy Advisors

Offshore Wind Summit for Governors’ Energy Advisors

This 2020 Summit examines how coastal states - with a particular focus on the Eastern Seaboard - can promote the build-out of offshore wind as a source of affordable, clean ...
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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

This webinar highlights state energy and infrastructure resilience solutions and funding opportunities through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant program. 29 September 2020 Between ...
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