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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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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is on Daylight Saving Debate?

Legislators in 25 states reviewed at least 40 bills and resolutions, with about equal numbers advocating either permanent daylight saving time (DST) (which would require Congressional approval) or opting out (which states can do with a vote of the state legislature).

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Environmental Issues Covered Under Unified Agenda

Environmental issues including clean energy, pesticides and permitting for infrastructure projects are included in the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions released last week.

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Energy, Agriculture Actions in 2018 Unified Agenda

A host of energy and agricultural regulatory actions encompassing bioengineered food, clothes dryers, offshore oil drilling, fuel efficiency and much more were announced when the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) released the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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