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

State Strategies for Advancing the Use of Energy Storage

Wide-scale adoption of advanced energy storage technologies could have profound effects on the electric power sector. The technologies offer the potential to shift energy use away from times of peak ...
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States Strengthen Energy Infrastructure

WASHINGTON—Governors are often on the front lines of responding to natural or human-made disasters, and they also play an integral role in emergency preparedness. That includes ensuring energy supply and ...
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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Webinar #3

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the final in a series of three webinars designed to provide governors’ advisors with information and best practices surrounding ...
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‘Governor’s Corner’ Column Spotlights State Energy Advancements

Each quarter, the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division pens “Governor’s Corner,” a column in Public Utilities Fortnightly. In the latest edition, Program Director Aliza Wasserman and Policy ...
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The Potential Role for Microgrids During Electric Power Outages Webinar

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a webinar on microgrids for critical asset resiliency. This webinar featured state peers discussing successful programs that have deployed ...
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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Webinar #2

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the second in a series of three webinars designed to provide governors’ advisors with information and best practices surrounding ...
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States Respond To Increased Volatility Of Electricity Demand

WASHINGTON, D.C. – States across the country are confronting a shift to a “peakier” pattern in the use of electricity—meaning the highest levels of daily demand are increasingly greater than the average ...
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Aligning Energy Efficiency and Demand Response to Lower Peak Electricity Demand, Reduce Costs and Address Reliability Concerns

States across the country are confronting a shift to a “peakier” pattern in the use of electricity—meaning the highest levels of daily demand increasingly are greater than the average level ...
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Governors Advance Strategies to Improve Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) announced today the selection of four states, Alaska, Michigan, New Hampshire and Virginia, to participate in policy retreats to advance new targeted energy-efficiency strategies. Energy efficiency, one of the lowest ...
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