Energy Overview


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Energy Program Staff

NCSL's Energy Program offers a range of services including a state-by-state analysis of energy issues, technical assistance, responding to policy questions and research on energy issues of importance in your state. Our services, which are available to all legislators and legislative staff free of charge, include:

Research and Technical Assistance

NCSL's Energy Program answers hundreds of research requests each year and is happy to help you with any energy-related questions. Send us an email to receive a prompt response to your question. Additionally, NCSL's energy policy experts can provide free technical assistance, which may include testifying before legislative energy committees, assisting interim task forces and providing input on state legislation and policy developments.


The Energy Program holds frequent webinars, providing access to energy technology and policy experts. View the recordings and presentations from past webinars and register for webinars planned in 2019.

For publications, updates on energy policy issues, access to the state environment and energy legislation database and more visit the main energy portal. To be added to our mailing list or subscribe to our newsletters, please contact

Denver Office

NCSL’s network of policy experts conducts extensive research and analysis and supports peer-to-peer exchanges among lawmakers and legislative staff. For comprehensive legislative summaries, 50-state policy information, and other legislative resources contact the energy policy experts in NCSL’s Denver office.

Glen Andersen, NCSL staff.Glen Andersen
Program Director
Glen Andersen
Infrastructure; utilities; electricity transmission and distribution; climate change policies; renewable energy; and efficiency.

Kristy Hartman, NCSL staff.Kristy Hartman
Program Director
Kristy Hartman
Fossil fuels; alternative fuels and vehicles; energy security and reliability; utilities; infrastructure; nuclear energy and waste disposal; transmission and distribution.

Dan Shea, NCSL staffDan Shea
Policy Specialist
Daniel Shea
Energy security and reliability; nuclear energy and waste disposal; and fossil fuels.

Laura ShieldsLaura Shields
Policy Associate
Laura Shields
Renewable energy; utilities; energy efficiency; and climate change policies.

Washington, D.C., Office

NCSL’s Washington, D.C. office works to enhance the role of states in the federal system by focusing on federal policy research as well as advocating for states’ before the administration and Congress. For more information about NCSL’s advocacy efforts or federal energy policy, contact the policy experts in NCSL’s Washington, D.C. office.

Ben Husch, NCSL staff.Ben Husch
Senior Committee Director, NCSL Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee
Ben Husch
Federal energy policy analysis.

Kristin Hildreth, NCSL staff.Kristen Hildreth
Policy Specialist, State-Federal Relations Division
Kristen Hildreth
Federal energy policy analysis.