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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Comprehensive Energy Planning 101

Comprehensive Energy Planning 101

The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) are conducting a series of webinars on various aspects of the comprehensive state energy planning process ...
A Best Practices Dozen – Publications 2023

A Best Practices Dozen – Publications 2023

As we welcome a new year, it is natural to reflect on the year that has passed. In the realm of information dissemination, this act of reflection takes on particular ...
Federal Funding and Financing for Hydrogen Energy Production and Use

Federal Funding and Financing for Hydrogen Energy Production and Use

This brief discusses the $7 billion funding announcement for the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, the growing nationwide interest in hydrogen energy generation, ...
Legislative Energy Horizons Institute 2023

Legislative Energy Horizons Institute 2023

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) facilitated the participation of six Governors’ Energy Advisors in the 2023 Legislative Energy Horizons Institute (LEHI) cohort, organized jointly by ...
2023 Energy Cybersecurity Resources For Governors’ Advisors

2023 Energy Cybersecurity Resources For Governors’ Advisors

This resource guide provides an overview of federal and state cybersecurity standards for the energy sector as well as a collection of energy cybersecurity resources from NGA, the federal government, ...

Meet the Team

  • Daniel Lauf, Program Director
  • Chris Fletcher, Senior Policy Analyst
  • Fiona Forrester, Policy Analyst
  • Henry Ashley, Policy Coordinator

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State Resource Center on Energy Security


State Energy Toolkit


State Resilience Assessment And Planning Tool

NGA Energy Library

Prioritizing Resilience: Best Practices on Energy Resilience for Healthcare Facilities

Prioritizing Resilience: Best Practices on Energy Resilience for Healthcare Facilities

This paper contains best practices to best position healthcare facilities when energy stressor events occur, prioritizing healthcare facility energy resilience. (Download) Introduction Over the past several years, the National Governors ...
Energy Emergency Preparedness and Response Training for Governors and State Regulators

Energy Emergency Preparedness and Response Training for Governors and State Regulators

The health, safety, and economic security of our communities and businesses are highly dependent on a reliable supply of energy—including electricity, natural gas, and liquid fuels. When the lights go ...
Governors Call for Energy and Permitting Compromise

Governors Call for Energy and Permitting Compromise

WASHINGTON – Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Vice Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement as Co-Chairs of the Energy and Infrastructure ...
Hydrogen as an Energy Source

Hydrogen as an Energy Source

This brief is intended as a short introduction to hydrogen as an energy source. It will briefly discuss the various types of hydrogen and a variety of hydrogen use-cases that ...
State Approaches to Equitable Distributed Energy Resource Deployment

State Approaches to Equitable Distributed Energy Resource Deployment

Expanding access to clean, renewable distributed energy resources in an equitable manner is a priority of many Governors, and can cut household costs, improve public health, and reduce greenhouse gas ...
Preparing for potential energy disruptions – 2023 NGA Winter Meeting Task Force Meeting

Preparing for potential energy disruptions – 2023 NGA Winter Meeting Task Force Meeting

At the 2023 NGA Winter Meeting, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Co-chairs of the Public Health and Disaster Response Task Force, hosted a discussion on how ...
Governors Collaborate to Speed Energy Infrastructure Construction

Governors Collaborate to Speed Energy Infrastructure Construction

WASHINGTON – National Governors Association (NGA) Vice Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the formation of a bipartisan working group that ...
Technology and Energy Innovation – 2023 NGA Winter Meeting

Technology and Energy Innovation – 2023 NGA Winter Meeting

At NGA’s Winter Meeting, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster – co-chairs of the Economic Development and Revitalization Task Force – led a discussion on Governors’ ...
Transmission Siting and Permitting: How Governor Leadership can Advance Projects

Transmission Siting and Permitting: How Governor Leadership can Advance Projects

Electric transmission expansion can be important for Governors to realize their policy objectives. However, multiple siting, permitting, and regulatory challenges pose significant barriers to transmission expansion. NGA is publishing this ...

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