Energy, Infrastructure & Environment Archive

  • Energy

    Energy development and use affects the nation’s economy, environment and national security. In the United States, energy expenditures account for about nine percent of GDP, and the U.S. imports 65 percent of crude oil ...

  • Carbon Capture & Sequestration

    The United States relies on coal to provide more than 50 percent of the country’s electricity needs, and this percentage is projected to increase by 2030. However, current and future environmental constraints make it ...

  • 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 states, but potentially impacts all ...

  • 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 ...

  • Clean Energy & Economic Development

    Governors from across the country are looking at ways they can help foster a clean energy sector in their state economies. They see an opportunity to spur economic growth, make their companies more competitive, and lower ...