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Securing the Nation’s Energy Future: 2019-2020 State Legislative Action

This biennial report tracks legislation and policy trends around several key themes, including disaster preparedness, system resilience and infrastructure protection. The past two years has seen significant growth in legislative action.


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Energy Equity and Affordability: State Policy Action 

This recent energy webinar discussed how energy efficiency policies can create energy affordability and equity solutions for income-stressed individuals and underserved communities.

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Plugged In: Energy Update July 2020

Check out the new issue of Plugged In for the latest state and federal energy news, recent publications and upcoming meetings.


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Safe and Reliable Pipelines | A Primer for State Legislatures

In partnership with the federal government, states play a significant role in overseeing and enforcing pipeline safety initiatives. This new report details how state legislatures contribute to that goal by updating statutory requirements, establishing building and inspection standards, replacing aging infrastructure and enhancing overall system safety.


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2019 Legislative Energy Trends

State legislatures wrapped up 2019 and have moved into 2020 exploring a wide range of energy policies. In 2019, lawmakers considered over 3,500 energy-related measures—a sizable increase compared to 2018—and enacted over 500 new laws. This white paper provides an overview of the trending energy policies considered by state legislatures across the country.


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Energy Bill Tracking

This NCSL database features bills relating to climate change, energy efficiency, energy security, financing energy projects, fossil energy, green jobs, renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels.


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Energy Resources 

The NCSL Energy Program posts its many policy resources online. Feel free to view our publications, legislative summaries, newsletters, presentations from past meetings, and webinar recordings.