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NCSL’s Task Force on Energy Supply Discusses Challenges, Policy Solutions

Los Angeles—Rural energy co-ops, the role of technology in emergency energy management, community solar projects and the renewable natural gas market were key topics at the recent Task Force on Energy Supply, a day-long meeting held during NCSL’s 2018 Legislative Summit.

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Energy Policy Summit: Building Smart Cities in Urban Areas

Los Angeles—As their lives become increasingly digital, urban residents of all ages expect government services to interconnect with them.

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Category: Energy
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Third Industrial Revolution Needed to Battle Climate Change, Says Author

Los Angeles—The United States and the world needs a third industrial revolution to battle the forces of climate change and slowing economic growth, Jeremy Rifkin told a session on "The Grid of the Future" during Monday's opening day of NCSL's Legislative Summit.

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Cleaning Up with Future Generations in Mind

Many Native American tribes hold a perspective that today’s actions can have an impact on future generations. This perspective can apply to a broad range of topics, but it has special significance as it relates to the nation’s nuclear weapons legacy.

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Is China’s Ban on Imported Waste an Economic Opportunity for States?

While the ban is certainly a setback in the short-term, states may see it as a way to increase waste reduction efforts and develop end-market opportunities to process collected materials and turn them into new products.

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State Legislatures Magazine: ‘Powering Into the Future’

The plight of America’s aging energy grid isn’t one of those problems that will go away if we ignore it.

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State Legislatures Magazine: ‘Powering Into the Future’

The plight of America’s aging energy grid isn’t one of those problems that will go away if we ignore it.

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Category: Energy
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Hardening the Grid Against Natural Disasters and Human Threats

In a new report, “Hardening the Grid: How States Are Working to Establish a Resilient and Reliable Electric System,” NCSL explores the policies that state legislatures have implemented over the past year in an attempt to bolster the security and resiliency of the electric grid.

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Category: Energy
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Infrastructure: A Key Focus For States in 2018

To assist states in researching and assessing infrastructure policy options, NCSL has created Infrastructure Resources 2018, which includes existing NCSL resources covering transportation, energy, environment and military infrastructure.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Underground Pipelines a Hidden Danger

Nearly four times a day. That’s how frequently underground natural gas pipelines were damaged by digging or excavating in Colorado in 2015, The Denver Post reported last year. That might sound like a lot, but in Pennsylvania the rate is more than twice as high.

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