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Infrastructure Takes a Front Seat at National Governors Meeting

Infrastructure Takes a Front Seat at National Governors Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The National Governors Association 2009 Winter Meeting wrapped up today with a session on best practices from around the world for financing infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The governors charted what they called “an action-based roadmap” for the chairman’s initiative Strengthening Our Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future. Each year,…

Governors' Policy Academy Formed for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Governors' Policy Academy Formed for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2008 (ENS) – The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices has selected seven states to participate in a Policy Academy designed to help states develop an action plan and implementation strategy to improve energy use in buildings. Buildings consume more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy and…

Infrastructure Renewal Will Drive Governors' Efforts This Year

Infrastructure Renewal Will Drive Governors' Efforts This Year

PHILADELPHIA, Pennesylvania, July 15, 2008 (ENS) – Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell Monday took the reins of the National Governors Association and announced that the organization’s annual Chair’s Initiative, chosen each year by the incoming leader, will focus on strengthening infrastructure investment. “It is an honor to serve as NGA’s chair,” Governor Rendell said during the…

Wal-Mart to Audit Energy Efficiency of State Capitols

Wal-Mart to Audit Energy Efficiency of State Capitols

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2008 (ENS) – As part of their focus this year on clean energy, the nation’s governors Saturday announced a partnership between the National Governors Association and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. that is intended to reduce the overall energy consumption of state capitol complexes. Under the Greening the Capitols [www.nga.org] partnership, a team…

Governors, Mayor Form Coalition to Rebuild Ailing U.S. Infrastructure

Governors, Mayor Form Coalition to Rebuild Ailing U.S. Infrastructure

LOS ANGELES, California, January 22, 2008 (ENS) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican; Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell, a Democrat; and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an Independent, stood beneath a Los Angeles highway interchange on Saturday to announce the formation of a non-partisan national coalition that will lobby for federal investment in America’s decaying…