President Biden signed the bipartisan $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law on Nov. 15, 2021. The bill was approved by House on Nov. 5 and in the Senate in August 2021. Click to see the highlights of the bill.
This primer aims to offer state policymakers an unbiased, brief and straightforward review of electricity markets in the U.S. It explores the traditional regulatory models that prevented competition, the movement to drive down prices through competitive markets and an overview of the organizations and structures that emerged from the upheaval.
This new report examines how state governments responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an emphasis on policies that affect the energy sector. It also provides context and examples of policies and legislation some state legislatures are considering to ensure states are better prepared for future emergencies.
Many states face declining gas tax revenue—not only because of electric vehicles—forcing state policymakers to consider other ways to pay for the nation’s transportation infrastructure. One growing policy trend is applying a separate registration fee for certain hybrid or electric vehicles. These fees come in addition to standard motor vehicle registration fees and proponents support the fees to bring equity among drivers by ensuring all drivers pay for using roadways.
A significant transformation of the electric grid is currently underway, driven by the rapid growth of new energy technologies. This primer is designed to assist state lawmakers in understanding how energy storage technologies work, the benefits that storage can deliver to the electric grid, the current legal and regulatory barriers to adoption, and policy options for addressing those obstacles.
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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