The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices issues new report on State energy programs
May 18, 2007
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices ( NGA Center ) issued a new report on May 16, 2007 titled Recent State Actions Promoting Alternative Energy . This report reviewed State energy programs to identify best practices in promoting, administering, financing, and implementing clean energy policies. Common themes included:
- Setting renewable portfolio standards;
- Establishing renewable fuels standards for transportation and heating;
- Setting efficiency standards for government buildings and fleets;
- Establishing financing mechanisms for advanced energy technology programs; and
- Measuring and monitoring energy savings and environmental benefits.
In their 2007 State of the State addresses, 92 percent of governors highlighted policies on the environment, energy and natural resources, with 39 specifically mentioning new proposals to pursue alternative sources of energy.
In addition to identifying universal themes and success stories among various state energy programs, the Issue Brief documents the impact and influence of State Energy Offices through case studies for six states: Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.
For more information and to download a copy of the report, visit www.nga.org.