Energy policy is an important issue for state and government legislatures.
Energy policy is a critical issue for state legislatures. It affects how we use and produce energy and can significantly impact the environment. Recent news articles have highlighted the importance of energy policy and the need for governments to act. On this page, you can find the latest news and headlines about energy policy in various states and information about lobbying and legislation related to energy policy.
Photo credit: iStock.com/Cinefootage Visuals In recent years, states have been actively taking measures to reduce their gas emissions. This effort has prompted state lawmakers to introduce bills to promote energy electrification within their jurisdictions. By [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/Lightspruch The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new tailpipe vehicle emission limits on vehicles to reduce pollution. The plan would require automakers to ensure that two of every three cars and [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/manuel_adorf According to NCSL, at least 19 states have laws to reduce light pollution, including so-called “dark skies” laws. As DMGS noted in 2021, light pollution is unwanted or excessive artificial light, which can [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/Scharfsinn86 On February 15, 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed numerous executive orders (EOs) to advance clean energy and zero-emission vehicles, as well as beginning the stakeholder process that sets the [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/sarawuth702 Electric vehicles (EVs) have grown in popularity as the United States attempts to reduce carbon emissions. From 2017 to 2021, the United States grew from 3,000 EV charging stations to 22,000 EV [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/Mirko_Rosenau Every weekend in the United States, about 54 million Americans mow their lawns, using 800 million gallons of gas annually and producing air pollutants, including carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. Lawn equipment [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/Stefan Dinse Many states are considering improving power system resiliency to reduce electrical outages. Several state legislatures are discussing offshore wind energy as a new way of increasing energy sector jobs while simultaneously [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/현경_윤 Between 2018 and 2019, around 24 million students used a bus to get to school. The Environmental Protection agency has aimed to significantly reduce carbon emissions by promoting switching from diesel fuel [...]
On August 25, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a sweeping new transportation plan that requires the sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035. Citing the need to combat climate change, [...]
Photo credit: iStock.com/Darren415 On August 7, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed a landmark tax, climate, and healthcare bill, setting up the legislation for House approval and President Joe Biden’s signature. After over a year of negotiations, [...]
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