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States Vote for More Daylight

In the last three years, a significant trend has emerged as nine states have enacted legislation to provide for year-round daylight saving time (DST)—if Congress were to allow such a change by amending the Uniform Time Act of 1966. States are allowed to change to year-round standard time under current federal law.

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Lawmakers Take Energy-Centered Trip to Belgium

A bipartisan delegation of seven legislators recently journeyed to Belgium for a study tour focused on the energy sector. The tour was funded through a competitive grant awarded by the U.S. Embassy in Belgium to facilitate a Belgian-American subnational legislative exchange program focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security. 

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NCSL’s Energy Program Closes 2019 With New Report, Web Briefs

State legislatures are at the forefront of a transitioning energy economy—enacting comprehensive policies designed to modernize an aging electric grid, increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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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.