U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
National Governors Association Launches Clean Energy Initiative
September 19, 2007
The National Governors Association (NGA) committed on September 12th to
promoting clean energy policies across the country. The NGA's new
"Securing a Clean Energy Future" initiative will enlist the efforts of
all governors to enact meaningful clean energy policies at the state
level. Specifically, the initiative will promote state policies that
encourage energy efficiency and conservation; promote non-petroleum
fuels; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and accelerate the research
and development of advanced clean energy technologies.
The initiative's efforts will be guided by a task force composed of
eight governors that represent a cross-section of the country and that
share a common desire to advance clean energy. The task force is
chaired by the governors of Kansas and Minnesota and also includes the
governors of Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Montana, Pennsylvania, and
Washington. See the initiative's Web site, and the NGA press release.
DOE is supporting the initiative with a grant of $550,000. In
addition, DOE will provide $60,000 for the NGA to conduct forums and
workshops on energy assurance and securing the nation's energy
infrastructure. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
and Office of Electricity Delivery and Reliability are contributing
funds, which will be provided by the end of this month. See the DOE press release.