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ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES

electric vehicleMany states are working to increase the use of alternative fuels to diversify the fuel mix, reduce dependency on imported oil, promote economic growth and decrease emissions. Read the January 2014 Legisbrief, “Transforming Transportation with Electricity” to find out how electricity could play a significant role in meeting these goals.

View an updated chart of hybrid and electric vehicle incentives to see what states are doing to support alternative fuel vehicle adoption.

 

STATES REACT: EPA STANDARDS

coal power plantThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to finalize rules that would regulate the greenhouse gas emissions from future and existing power plants, as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. As these regulations are being developed, states are responding through legislation and public comments to ensure they are meeting their energy needs and resource mixes.

ENERGY SECURITY

energy sources imagesSecuring the nation’s energy supply and protecting energy infrastructure is a major concern given the nation’s dependence on reliable and uninterrupted energy delivery. State policies play a critical role in energy security by ensuring that energy infrastructure is resilient and that officials can quickly respond to shortages, disruptions and emergencies.

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OVERVIEW | ENERGY

NCSL's Energy Program offers a range of services, all of which are free to legislators and legislative staff, including state-by-state analysis of energy issues, technical assistance, responding to policy questions and research on energy issues. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for webinars, energy policy publications or our monthly newsletter, Plugged In, please contact the Energy Program staff.

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STANDING COMMITTEE | TASK FORCE

The Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee is one of eight NCSL Standing Committees that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information regarding programs and initiatives in other states. The Energy Supply Task Force explores the issues and opportunities that policymakers face as they shape energy policies to increase the use of national energy resources in a stable, reliable and economically viable manner.

 

DATABASE

The NCSL Energy and Environment Legislation Tracking Database features bills relating to climate change, energy efficiency, energy security, financing energy projects, fossil energy, green jobs, renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels.

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