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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Energy Cyber Workforce Policy Brief

Energy Cyber Workforce Policy Brief

Governors play a critical role in creating pathways for cybersecurity professionals, through workforce development programs, reskilling efforts, public outreach, and raising awareness of cybersecurity job opportunities in the energy sector ...
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 ...
Roundtable on Energy Resilience and Security for Territories and Islanded Communities

Roundtable on Energy Resilience and Security for Territories and Islanded Communities

Every aspect of modern life depends on a reliable, affordable supply of energy. Energy powers our telecommunications networks, fuels our vehicles, and keeps the lights on and equipment working at ...
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, ...

Meet the Team

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

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Projects

State Resource Center on Energy Security


State Energy Toolkit


State Resilience Assessment And Planning Tool

NGA Energy Library

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Energy Security Brief – Spring 2020

Energy Security Brief – Spring 2020

Energy security planning is critically important to governors and practices are ever evolving. To keep governors’ offices apprised of the latest news, NGA will feature periodic spotlights on notable resources ...
COVID-19 Impacts to Energy Security

COVID-19 Impacts to Energy Security

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the electricity sector, decreasing electric load and increasing the risk of energy incidents. Electricity use has fallen between 5-15% and EIA forecasts that power generation ...

State Moratoriums on Utility Shut-offs and Related Actions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the country, resulting in stay-at-home orders, an economic downturn, and increasing unemployment, the crisis an increasing number of residential, commercial, and industrial customers ...
Rural Energy Affordability Solutions

Rural Energy Affordability Solutions

Rural households typically spend 40 percent more on energy bills than urban households (ACEEE). States are working to reduce rural energy burdens by engaging rural co-operatives, municipal utilities, federal agencies, ...

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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