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

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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Starting a C-PACE Program: What You Need to Know

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the first in a series of three webinars designed to provide governors’ advisors with information and best practices surrounding ...
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The Role of Geographic Information Systems in State Energy Assurance Planning and Response

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a webcast on geographic information systems (GIS) tools and strategies to facilitate state energy assurance planning and response. Governors ...
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States Work To Improve Energy Efficiency Of Multifamily Buildings

WASHINGTON—Improving the energy efficiency of multifamily buildings can help states reduce consumers’ energy costs, strengthen electricity system reliability and lower emissions, according to a report released today by the National ...
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Reliable Home Heating Act

The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Majority Leader Reid and Senator McConnell: On ...
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Testimony – Energy Legislation

Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, I am Frank Murkowski, Governor of the State of Alaska, and Chairman of the National Governors Association Natural Resources ...
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