The NCSL Blog

Energy

14
International Agreements Aim to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

As states await a ruling from the U.S Court of Appeals on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the first week of October witnessed two events on the international front regarding efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
29
Ballots Light Up With Energy Measures

It’s without a doubt that this year’s election is significant for states and the nation—and beyond the Oval Office and legislative halls, energy-related ballot measures will be before voters this November in Florida, Nevada and Washington.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
31
State Efforts to Retain U.S. Nuclear Capability

Nuclear power in the United States is facing an unprecedented array of challenges. Nuclear plants are closing across the country, drawing the attention of utilities, regulators, federal officials and state policymakers.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
08
Ted Koppel: Nation Unprepared for Effects of Cyberattack

Ted Koppel was blunt, but with a smile.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
16
Webinar Will Shine Light on Future of Distributed Solar Energy

The rapid growth of distributed solar power resources, such as rooftop solar is creating challenges for states and utilities as they determine how to compensate homeowners and businesses that send solar power out onto the grid.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
20
States to Play Big Role in Preserving Nuclear Power

When the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shut down in 2014, something happened in New England that hadn’t happened in five years: carbon emissions rose.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
11
State Legislatures Magazine: Keeping the Lights On During Electrical Grid Disasters

From overloads to superstorms, America’s electrical grid faces serious, persistent threats. But, as reported in State Legislatures magazine this month, new technologies are helping lawmakers keep the lights on when trouble strikes.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
21
SCOTUS: Particular Power Plant Planning is Pre-empted

Some states will need to rethink how to encourage the building of electricity generating power plants—a nearly $1 billion endeavor—following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
11
The Impact of Falling Energy Prices on States’ Fiscal Health

While lower fuel prices are good for U.S. consumers—they have extra money to spend or save elsewhere—and oil and gas production comprises less than 2 percent of the national gross domestic product (GDP), states in which energy production is a larger portion of the local economy have acutely suffered.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
29
Defining Consent: What to do with Nuclear Waste

The long-term storage and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the United States is an ongoing environmental issue and increasingly a very political issue as well.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
Page 7 of 8First   Previous   2  3  4  5  6  [7]  8  Next   Last   

Subscribe to the NCSL Blog

Click on the RSS feed at left to add the NCSL Blog to your favorite RSS reader. 

About the NCSL Blog

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.