The world is changing rapidly, with new innovative technologies spurring what some have declared the “fourth industrial revolution” that is leading to amazing new opportunities and new types of challenges. Given the implications for their citizens and economy, governors are looking for ways to promote opportunities and tackle challenges to stay ahead of the curve.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a webinar that provided state examples and strategies to address funding formulas, leverage public taxpayer investments and increase effective use of resources in our school systems.
The Governors’ Education Policy Advisors Institute focused on growing the knowledge base on key educational issues, building capacity on skills that are critical for their role and providing opportunities to network and learning from each other and NGA staff.
Advanced energy storage technologies are transforming the U.S. electric power market to one that is more resilient, cleaner and more diverse. As the costs of advanced energy storage technologies such as lithium ion batteries drop and market demand increases, the potential benefits are motivating states to act.
The Mid-Course Workshop of the Power Sector Modernization Policy Academy was built on the ongoing efforts of the state teams and provided targeted information in response to state-specific questions.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted the 16th annual Intergovernmental Meeting.
As nuclear power plants across the country face economic challenges in the current electricity marketplace, many states are considering the tradeoffs of potential actions they might pursue to help maintain potential benefits to grid reliability, sustainability and economic development or to pursue alternative resources.
The Human Capital Learning Lab was built off the Spring Learning Lab to strengthen participants’ capacity to implement an aligned human capital system for preparing, supporting and retaining teachers and principals.
Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is projected to grow significantly over the coming years as they become increasingly cost competitive with traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Continuing to encourage this transition and managing the myriad benefits and challenges of electrification will necessitate smart policy from governors and their staff.
The world is changing rapidly, with innovative technologies affecting our way of life and how businesses operate. From how we power our buildings to the cars we drive, or drive themselves, we are witnessing the “fourth industrial revolution” in which digital and connected technologies are leading to amazing new opportunities.