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COVID-19 Issue of Plugged In - NCSL's Energy Newsletter

Want to know more about how the energy sector is being impacted by COVID-19? From the effects on the energy market to state action deferring utility shut-offs and federal action easing requirements for energy generators and utilities, NCSL's energy program has you covered. The April issue of NCSL's monthly energy newsletter, Plugged In, is dedicated to providing you with the latest on how COVID-19 is disrupting business as usual in energy operations and policy.

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Solar on Agricultural Lands–Preserving Pollinator Habitat and Soil Health 

This webinar, recorded on May 21, 2020, explores how agriculture, solar and pollinators can coexist in a way that benefits all three, highlighting state efforts to implement environmentally friendly solar siting policies for agricultural lands.

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Cybersecurity and the Electric Grid | The state role in protecting critical infrastructure

While the federal government is taking action to help utilities and operators of critical infrastructure defend against the persistent barrage of cyberattacks, state policymakers are pursuing additional measures to establish security requirements and bolster cyber-protections.

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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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NCSL Database

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. 

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