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2021 Legislative Energy Trends

This new NCSL report examines state legislative action in 2021, highlighting trends in state energy policy and identifying topics likely to take priority in 2022 and beyond.


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Identifying and Mitigating Risks: Utility and State Planning Practices

This upcoming webinar, on June 16, will explore how states have increasingly required their electric utilities to plan for and mitigate risks associated with the most common natural threats in a given region.





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Energy Justice and the Energy Transition

This paper examines recent state policy related to energy justice, including energy affordability, infrastructure siting, community renewable energy development, and the incorporation of energy justice considerations into broader emissions reduction and renewable energy programs.


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Special Fees on Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

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.


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Electricity Markets: A Primer for State Legislators

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.


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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.