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.

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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Planning For The Future Workshop: Strategies To Meet Governor's Clean Energy Goals

Planning For The Future Workshop: Strategies To Meet Governor’s Clean Energy Goals

This Workshop provided governors’ staff with policy and regulatory solutions to help meet their state energy goals, address areas for regional collaboration, and allow time for small group discussions among ...
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Virtual State Policy Summit: Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

Virtual State Policy Summit: Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

This three-day summit on electric vehicle grid integration allowed for governors’ policy staff to hear from experts and one another on the latest solutions, engage in peer-to-peer sharing, and discuss ...
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New Jersey Stormwater Utility  Virtual In-State Retreat

New Jersey Stormwater Utility Virtual In-State Retreat

This virtual in-state retreat provided assistance for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in their final development of guidance and resources for local jurisdictions considering developing a stormwater ...
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Water-Energy Nexus Learning Lab

Water-Energy Nexus Learning Lab

This peer-to-peer Learning Lab examined cross-cutting water and energy policy approaches to generate resource use efficiencies, cost savings and water affordability, with special emphasis on rural areas. Virtual Event: 1-3 ...
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2020 Governors Advisors Energy Policy Institute

2020 Governors Advisors Energy Policy Institute

The NGA Governors’ Advisors Energy Policy Institute is a unique event that brings together governors’ energy policy staff to share energy policy solutions, learn from national experts, and participate in ...
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EPA PFAS Standard Setting Process

EPA PFAS Standard Setting Process

As communities across the nation discover PFAS in their drinking water, surface waters, groundwater and soils, states and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have embarked on parallel paths to set ...
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Source Water Protection for Safe Drinking and Recreation: State Partnerships and Funding Opportunities with USDA

Source Water Protection for Safe Drinking and Recreation: State Partnerships and Funding Opportunities with USDA

Communities in every state depend on clean water for drinking and for outdoor recreation but state and local budgets normally used for water quality protection have been hard hit by ...
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Cleanup of the Nuclear Weapons Complex

State agencies and officials play an important role in the design and enforcement of site cleanup across the nuclear weapons complex. The nuclear weapons complex involves 23 sites in 14 ...
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Environment

States serve as environmental stewards through their roles in managing state parks and forests, energy production and distribution, wildlife protection, land use and waste management. States also directly affect natural ...
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Creating Water Resilience: State Regulations for Water Reuse and Recycling

Creating Water Resilience: State Regulations for Water Reuse and Recycling

As water resources continue to be stressed even in traditionally water rich states by climate change, population growth, pollution and other issues, water reuse and recycling can offer one solution to ...
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