Search legislation from January 2023–present by state, topic, keyword, year, status or primary sponsor. Legislation from the years 2007 to 2022 can be found here.
For environment legislation see the NCSL Environment and Natural Resources State Bill Tracking Database.
Bill information for the current year is updated each Tuesday. New measures are added as they are introduced or identified by NCSL staff.
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Database Search Terms
Legislation that addresses policy issues related to climate change. This may include bills that address emissions reductions, including carbon pricing, or that consider new technologies such as carbon capture and storage.
Electric Grid and Transmission
Legislation related to the bulk electric grid and electric transmission infrastructure.
Energy Efficiency and Demand-Side Management
Legislation aimed at bolstering energy efficiency or promoting practices to manage energy demand through energy conservation strategies, including demand response and dynamic rates.
Building Energy Decarbonization
Legislation to decarbonize energy usage for heating and buildings, including building electrification, and other emission reduction strategies. Does not include measures to reduce carbon intensity of construction materials.
Distribution System and Distributed Energy Resources
Legislation relating to electric distribution systems and distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar PV, energy storage, cogeneration and other small generating resources located at or near the distribution grid.
Legislation focusing on securing the energy system from physical and cyber threats. Also includes legislation aimed at ensuring energy supply meets demand/avoiding capacity shortfalls.
Legislation focusing on the resilience of the energy system to disasters and other natural hazards, disruptions, etc. Also includes legislation focused on restoration of service and recovery from energy emergencies.
Legislation relating to energy storage technologies, including incentives and regulations.
Legislation related to the development, transmission or end use of fossil fuels, including the subcategories of Oil and Natural Gas, and Coal.
Energy Workforce Development and Green Jobs
Legislation related to the energy workforce and workforce development. This includes clean energy job creation and workforce training, education, certification and licensing for fossil fuel workers affected by the clean energy transition.
Legislation related to nuclear power, including fuel fabrication and commercial reactors. The Nuclear/Radioactive Waste subcategory includes legislation related to nuclear and radioactive wastes, including spent fuel storage, transportation and disposition.
Legislation related to renewable energy. Bills that address specific renewable topics are also included in the following subcategories: Renewable Energy - Solar, Renewable Energy – Wind, or Renewable Energy – Lifecycle and Waste Management
Legislation focused on hydrogen energy development, distribution, and end use.
Legislation addressing various fuels for transportation purposes. The Alt. Fuels/Hybrid subcategory pertains to bills covering biofuel or other non-electric alternate fuels or vehicles that use both gasoline and electricity. The Electric Vehicles subcategory covers legislation specifically addressing EVs and EV Charging Infrastructure.
Legislation affecting state utility commissions (PUCs) or requiring industry or organizations to seek PUC approval for certain actions or programs. It also includes bills with provisions related to electric and natural gas utility operations and rate design.
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)—State Implementation
State legislation focused on implementing various aspects of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)