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Environment, Energy & Transportation Division Meeting Materials

May 22, 2018

Water Energy Nexus in State Retreat for the state of Tennessee

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the first a Water Energy Nexus in State Retreat for the state of Tennessee to explore improving integration of water and energy policy to achieve efficiencies, conserve limited resources, and reduce customers’ costs in both urban and rural communities. Participants will specifically discuss the future of the Water and Wastewater Energy Efficiency Partnership and the Wastewater Nutrient Optimization Programs.  The next Water Energy Nexus meeting will be with the state of Minnesota in August.


April 20, 2018

Parents And Children Thriving Together: Two-Generation State Policy Network Midpoint Meeting

Two-generation strategies seek to promote children’s learning and healthy development while simultaneously promoting the parents’ success as both caregivers and breadwinners. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and its partner, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), have selected five states to participate in the Parents And Children Thriving Together: Two-Generation State Policy Network (PACTT Network) which is a technical assistance opportunity to create two-generation strategies for systems change. On March 19–20, 2018, the NGA Center, CLASP and Ascend at the Aspen Institute brought together cross-agency teams from Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey and Oregon for the Midpoint Convening of the PACTT Network. The meeting took place in New Brunswick, New Jersey at The Heldrich Center.


March 20, 2018

State Lead-By-Example Policy Workshop

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a Lead-by-Example (LBE) workshop to help states better tap into the ample opportunities to reduce energy consumption and expenses in public buildings. This workshop brought together states and experts to explore new policies and solutions identified through the LBE retreats NGA held in 2017.


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.