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Environment, Energy & Transportation Division Publications

November 20, 2017

Powering Up: State Trends for Advancing the Use of Energy Storage

A new issue brief from the National Governors Association outlines several ways in which state policymakers can advance energy storage and focuses on recent statewide procurement targets, financial incentives, and research and development efforts. This issue brief is an update to an October 2016 National Governors Association's report, State Strategies for Advancing the Use of Energy Storage.


November 07, 2017

Grid Smarts: State Considerations for Adopting Grid Modernization Technologies

A new white paper from the National Governors Association assists governors in examining the trade-offs of adopting various grid modernization technologies.


June 05, 2017

Advancing the Energy-Water Nexus: How Governors Can Bridge Their Conservation Goals

A new white paper from the National Governors Association examines the resource conservation aspects of the energy-water nexus that can be improved through better state policy design.


May 12, 2017

Setting Site-Specific Priorities in the Federal Budget Process for Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Waste

A new brief from the National Governors Association focuses on the opportunities for state engagement at each stage of the budget process and suggests how states can ensure that site budgets incorporate state input and priorities.


November 16, 2016

Preparing States for Extreme Electrical Power Grid Outages

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights actions governors can take to better prepare their state for a potential prolonged and widespread electrical power outage.


November 04, 2016

Opportunities for Governors to Align Electricity Markets with State Energy Goals

A new paper from the National Governors Association reviews the changes underway in the electricity industry and their implications for state policy and utility business models.


October 28, 2016

Opportunities for States to Pursue Multistate Compliance Options under the Clean Power Plan

A new paper from the National Governors Association intends to provide insights to states who are moving forward with their Clean Power Plan planning efforts in the near term and assist those that might move forward in the future.


October 28, 2016

Opportunities for Energy Efficiency to Help States Reduce Costs and Achieve Co-Benefits Under the Clean Power Plan

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights Clean Power Plan compliance strategies governors can consider during their planning efforts that incorporate low-cost efficiency options for their states.


October 21, 2016

State Strategies for Advancing the Use of Energy Storage

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights actions states can take to implement wide-scale adoption of advanced energy storage technologies and determine the extent the technologies will play in each state’s energy future.