Read about the outlook for state fiscal conditions, the effect of the drop in gas prices on states, the ethics of gifts, the debate over motorcycle helmets and state efforts to support home caregivers.Read a rundown on the top public policy issues facing state lawmakers in 2015, state-private sector partnerships for infrastructure, e-cigarettes and taxes and dealing with cuts to mental health programs.
Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2014
Welcome to the March issue of Plugged In, NCSL’s state and federal energy newsletter. This month, Plugged In highlights state legislation including several state bills focused on replacing or expanding natural gas infrastructure, a bill in Indiana to repeal the state’s energy efficiency standard and ways in which state legislators are addressing wind energy. Plugged In also provides the latest federal energy news including announcements from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding new physical security standards for electric utilities and a proposed rulemaking by the Environmental Protection Agency related to hydraulic fracturing.
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Pipeline Replacement and Expansion
Rolling Back Efficiency
Alaska Considers Natural Gas Infrastructure Project
Windy Debate Update
Renewables and Net Metering
Shutting Down Nuclear Reactors in Illinois
Turning Hydraulic Fracturing Emissions into Fuel
FERC Bumps Up Security
Court Axes Bush-Era Stream Buffer Zone Rule
Hydraulic Fracturing Rules Get Reviewed
No Re-hearing For You!
Dealing With Propane Shortages
Webinar on Reliability, Risk and Energy Diversity
U.S.-Canada Energy Policy
NCSL would like to thank the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for providing images for this newsletter.
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