Lana Bluege

Intergovernmental Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Task Force

The Northeast has the highest offshore wind capacity in the country. An estimated 8,000 MW of offshore wind could be developed by 2030 ranging from Maine to Maryland. The U.S. offshore wind market is estimated to have $70 billion in the pipeline by 2030. There is no denying that this market is a smart investment […]

TCI Releases Draft MOU

TCI Releases Draft MOU

The Transportation Climate Initiative has released its long awaited draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this week. After a year of workshops, webinars, and conference calls with over 500 stakeholders involved; the participating 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states have developed a comprehensive plan that is open for public input through February 28th. With the adoption of […]

Update from the 2019 Conference of NEG/ECP

Update from the 2019 Conference of NEG/ECP

After the cancellation of the 2019 New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Conference, set to be held in St. John, New Brunswick, senior officials put forward a final statement encapsulating the drafted resolutions and a Transportation and Air Quality Report for approval by the governors and premiers. The omnibus statement recognizes the dedicated work […]

Buzzword of 2019-PFAS

By Lana Bluege Regional Program Coordinator If there was a buzzword in the environmental community to encapsulate 2019- it would be PFAS also known as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. This class of over 4,700 synthetic organic chemicals have been used irresponsibly by large corporations in several consumer products, including upholstery and food wrapping, and within […]

REV2019 Conference Summary

REV2019 Conference Summary

The Rev2019 Conference took place last week in Burlington, Vermont just as the foliage reached its peak coloring. The transformation of the region’s landscape paralleled the theme of the conference which focused on the energy transformation of the region and more specifically Vermont’s role in this shift. The two day conference covered several topics on […]

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

On July 17th all seven states were present for the Northeast Committee on Environment (NECOE) quarterly meeting held at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection headquarters in Hartford. Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine […]

Ecological Connectivity Working Group Meets to Discuss Goals for Final Report

Ecological Connectivity Working Group Meets to Discuss Goals for Final Report

Resolution 40-3 Concerning Ecological Connectivity, Adaptation to Climate Change, and Biodiversity Conservation continues to provide leverage for states and provinces to produce essential projects and forums in order to educate the region on the significance of connectivity. Nova Scotia held its first Canadian Maritimes Ecological Connectivity Forum in Halifax on April 24th-25th, bringing together experts […]

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

By Lana Bluege Regional Program Coordinator The Northeast Committee on the Environment held their quarterly meeting March 26 at the Region 1 EPA Lab in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Here, commissioners from New England toured the facility, connected with EPA staff on important scientific research, and discussed regional steps to address the prevalence of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl […]

Governor Mills supports New England Clean Energy Connect

Governor Mills supports New England Clean Energy Connect

By Lana Bluege Regional Program Coordinator Governor Mills of Maine has officially come out in favor of Central Maine Power’s (CMP) proposed 1 billion dollar corridor project, known as the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), bringing hydro power from Quebec through Lewiston, Maine ending in Massachusetts. This 145 mile transmission line will deliver up […]

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