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.

NGA Resources

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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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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