The NBCSL national office through its policy communications platform, serves as a central clearinghouse and distribution center. Its staff monitors national and state policy trends with an emphasis on the impact, both actual and potential, of laws upon those who are disadvantaged. Throughout each year, Its membership that also includes Corporate Round Table partners, participate in contributing to symposiums and, whitepapers on potential policy topics that can impact legislative agendas across the nation. This segment promotes such whitepapers and we encourage feedback on the topics presented. You may direct your feedback to .

Encouraging Effective Equitable Energy Policies

Publication Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
In 2014, NBCSL issued a White Paper entitled The Need to Develop & Implement Equitable Energy Policies.  In that paper NBCSL recognized that this nation's electric sector deserved special attention given its impact on essential services and that accordingly, it was important that minority policymakers and policymaking bodies continue to work to assure universal, affordable and reliable access to energy service. Further, that as a result of the advent of innovative technologies, the opportunities for communities were great as long as policies adhered to the principle of fairness and did not benefit some at the expense of all.  NBCSL recommended that policymakers follow the following five principles to guide their efforts:

An Equitable and Just National Climate Platform

Publication Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019
This platform lays out a bold national climate policy agenda that advances the goals of economic, racial, climate, and environmental justice. The platform identifies areas where the undersigned environmental justice (EJ) and national groups are aligned on desired outcomes for the national climate policy agenda. The platform also lays the foundation for our organizations to vastly improve the way we work together to advance ambitious and equitable national climate policies and to work through remaining differences.
We have much to accomplish together.  Learn about our legislative and private sector memberships.