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 actions including: prioritizing resource use; setting prices; permitting generation, production and transmission; funding and performing research and technology development; providing financing and incentives; developing refueling infrastructure; sponsoring demonstration projects; and promoting economic development initiatives.

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State Learning Lab on Energy and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

State Learning Lab on Energy and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Governors' staff and state leaders across the country collaborate and recognize the importance of resilient energy and critical infrastructure, while discussing how to best bolster state energy plans with new ...
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Opportunities For Cybersecurity Investment In The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

Opportunities For Cybersecurity Investment In The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

In an increasingly modernized and interconnected world, the cybersecurity risk continues to grow, and our nation’s infrastructure is not impervious. For states looking to elevate their cybersecurity posture, the IIJA ...
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Governors Start 2022 With A Focus On Electric And Alternative Fuel Vehicles And Networks

Governors Start 2022 With A Focus On Electric And Alternative Fuel Vehicles And Networks

In Governors’ 2022 State of the State addresses, a common theme has been the adoption and manufacture of electric and alternative fuel vehicles and fueling/charging infrastructure as a priority area ...
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Infrastructure, Energy, and Broadband

Infrastructure, Energy, and Broadband

At the 2022 State of the Union, President Biden, highlighting the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which he signed into law last November, touted: “We’re done talking about ...
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States’ Role in Addressing Foreign Threats in U.S. Critical Energy Infrastructure Sectors

States’ Role in Addressing Foreign Threats in U.S. Critical Energy Infrastructure Sectors

This issue brief examines the vulnerabilities of critical energy infrastructure sectors and assets to foreign threats and identify possible actions to address those vulnerabilities. (Download) Executive Summary The safety and ...
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Meet the Team

  • Daniel Lauf, Program Director
  • Chris Fletcher, Senior Policy Analyst
  • Evan Blankenberger, Policy Coordinator

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State Resource Center on Energy Security


State Energy Toolkit


State Resilience Assessment And Planning Tool

NGA Energy Library

Opening Workshop on Policy Academy on Power Sector Modernization

February 1-3, 2017 | San Diego, CA The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) held an opening workshop as part of the Power Sector Modernization Policy Academy ...
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Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles Policy Workshop

January 10, 2017 | Denver, CO The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) held a workshop to convene state energy and emergency management policy officials with alternative ...
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States Modernize Electric Power Sector

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that four states— Kentucky, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington—will participate in a new effort to help modernize the electric power sector. Through the project, state teams will design ...
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State Technology & Policy Questions Around Highly Autonomous Vehicles

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a webinar to explore the technology and policy developments surrounding highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs). As the development of self-driving ...
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Preparing States for Extreme Electrical Power Grid Outages

The electrical power grid is the backbone of the U.S. economy and society, with most goods and services depending on its safe, secure and reliable operation. Increasingly, natural and human-made ...
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Opportunities for Governors to Align Electricity Markets with State Energy Goals

Electric utilities are facing a fundamental challenge to their profitability and long-term viability as the business models shaped by state regulation and legislation have not kept pace with contemporary technologies, ...
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Opportunities for Energy Efficiency to Help States Reduce Costs and Achieve Co-Benefits Under the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued state-specific reduction targets for carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Power Plan (CPP)— established pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act to reduce emissions ...
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Opportunities for States to Pursue Multistate Compliance Options under the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) — established pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from existing power plants—was finalized and states have begun to ...
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Improving State Coordination for Energy Assurance Planning and Response

Governors have a critical responsibility to help their states prepare for and respond to natural or humanmade disasters. This responsibility includes ensuring that the supply and distribution of energy are ...
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