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NCSL Report Highlights Importance of Dialogue With State Regulators

When it comes to state energy policy, two groups play significant roles. While state legislators create the policies, establish requirements and set goals, it’s up to public utility commissions to implement those policies on the ground—to take the law and establish regulations to achieve those policy objectives. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work in concept.

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Time Passages: Could Clock-Switching Be on the Way Out?

Our national, twice yearly ritual of changing clocks occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, as the official national time shifts from daylight saving time (DST) back to standard time, except for those places that stay on standard time year-round, namely Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation), Hawaii,  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Valuable Lessons From Tribal Energy Leaders

NTES provided state and tribal leaders alike an opportunity to sit together, connect and exchange ideas about tribal energy efforts, the impacts on economies, the strides and the possibilities. Experiencing firsthand capacity building in motion and real ways to better understand and honor tribal sovereignty—and each other—participants gained broader perspectives and opportunities to advance energy goals, hopefully with a more holistic view.

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DOE Announces $15 Million Grant Program for Tribal Energy

Energy is more than heat, light and electricity. It means opportunity, self-determination and self-sufficiency, Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes told the closing session of the National Tribal Energy Summit sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy, in coordination with NCSL.

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Join the National Tribal Energy Summit Via Streaming

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NCSL combine forces this week to host the 2019 National Tribal Energy Summit (NTES) at the Westin City Center in Washington, D.C.

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Addressing Vulnerabilities, Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape

As states plan their energy futures and pursue grid modernization policies, legislators are confronted with some tough questions. How will these new energy technologies affect reliability? Who is protecting the grid from cyberattacks? How will these policies affect economic development in my district?

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Juicing Up for Electric Vehicles

With 3 million electric vehicles sold in the United States last year, there’s increasing evidence that American drivers are ready for electric vehicles. But is our electric system ready for them?

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NCSL’s Task Force on Energy Supply Discusses Grid Modernization, Emerging Energy Technologies

Workforce development, non-wires solutions, advanced nuclear technologies, electric grid transformation, pipeline safety measures and state energy resource planning filled the agenda for the recent Task Force on Energy Supply, an all-day meeting during NCSL’s 2019 Legislative Summit.

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Is Twilight Approaching for Daylight Saving Time?

As the United States once again prepares to spring forward into another season of extra daylight, the debate over the biannual clock-changing exercise is taking place in at least 26 state legislatures this year, the most since NCSL began tracking the topic five years ago.

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Thursday Webinar: The Growing Offshore Wind Market

NCSL will host a webinar, “The Growing Offshore Wind Market,” at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 21. This webinar will discuss state action around offshore wind and explore state policies, incentives and financing structures to encourage and support the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry. 

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.