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Environment, Energy & Transportation Division Meeting Materials

January 12, 2018

Transportation Innovation Summit

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.


December 07, 2017

State Trends for Advancing Energy Storage

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.


December 01, 2017

Mid-Course Workshop of the Policy Academy on Power Sector Modernization

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.


November 17, 2017

Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted the 16th annual Intergovernmental Meeting.


October 26, 2017

Nuclear Energy Webinar Series

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.


October 19, 2017

Transportation Electrification Webinar Training Series

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.


October 05, 2017

Energy Innovation Summit

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.


August 16, 2017

Experts Roundtable on Creating “Smart States” Initiative

Building upon successful Smart Cities efforts in the U.S. and abroad, the NGA Center is seeking to launch a new effort to help states identify how they can use information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance economic development, sustainability, resilience and quality of life across urban, suburban and rural communities—all while improving the operational efficiency of state government.


August 07, 2017

2017 Water Policy Institute

The NGA Center held a meeting for governor’s water policy advisors from over twenty-eight states in Annapolis on Tuesday and Wednesday. Advisors from Alaska to Atlanta, and many points in between, came to learn about the best policies being adopted across the country on a wide array of issues including water quality and quantity improvements, green infrastructure, integrated water planning, lead pipe removal and financing water infrastructure.


August 03, 2017

Maryland Retreat on Incentivizing State Agencies to Pursue Energy Efficiency

The state of Maryland, in partnership with the NGA Center, hosted a one-day retreat on approaches to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy expenditures in state buildings, specifically focusing on expanding EPCs.