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Viewpoint: Energy and the economy — let’s move forward

Viewpoint: Energy and the economy — let’s move forward

January 31, 2019

By Jay Lucey, Executive Director Coalition of Northeastern Governors While it’s a popular motto to help people feel good about the pace of progress and the need to make calculated risks, “two steps forward, one step back” should not apply to energy policy in our country. However, that’s what would happen if the current federal […]

CONEG Governors Deliver Their Inaugural & State of the State Addresses

CONEG Governors Deliver Their Inaugural & State of the State Addresses

January 17, 2019

The CONEG Governors have delivered their 2019 Inaugural and/or State of the State addresses. Highlights of their speeches are provided below including a word cloud illustrating the commonalities among the states. Connecticut After his inaugural address on January 9, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont delivered his first state of the state with a focus on “fixing […]

CONEG Policy Resolutions Shaping State and Federal Action

CONEG Policy Resolutions Shaping State and Federal Action

December 20, 2018

By Jay Lucey, Executive Director Coalition of Northeastern Governors It always feels nice to be recognized. Some recognition is direct in the form of compliments or endorsements. But a special way to show appreciation is to give credit where it’s due. Here at the Coalition of Northeastern Governors, we focus a lot of our time […]

New England environmental commissioners and invited guests to discuss regional efforts on various environmental topics and best practices

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

October 30, 2018

By Lana Bluege, Regional Program Coordinator Coalition of Northeastern Governors On October 24th the New England environmental commissioners and invited guests met in Portsmouth, NH at the Pease Field Office to discuss regional efforts on various environmental topics and best practices. Due to the history of the Pease Tradeport, it was only natural to discuss […]

NEG/ECP Ecological Connectivity Working Group meet to discuss policy

The NEG/ECP Ecological Connectivity Group Sows Seeds for Future Collaboration

September 20, 2018

With the hype of the New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) Conference winding down, it is easy to forget about our regional work until the following year rolls around and a new set of goals are created. But what happens after the conference and how are resolutions and reports implemented?

Ecological Connectivity

Ecological Connectivity

June 18, 2018

By Lana Bluege, Regional Program Coordinator Coalition of Northeastern Governors The Ecological Connectivity Working Group formed from Resolution 40-3 concerning ecological connectivity, adaptation to climate change and biodiversity conservation, came together for a second face to face meeting on June 4th-5th in Essex Junction, Vermont. Here, representatives from Eastern Canada and New England reviewed their […]

Energy Policy Leadership by Northeast Governors

Energy Policy Leadership by Northeast Governors

April 12, 2018

By Jay Lucey, Executive Director Coalition of Northeastern Governors Across the Northeast, Governors are pushing forward with sensible, proactive energy policy measures. While varying approaches are being ushered in state by state, the common feature is a strategy centered around making the energy grid cleaner; costs more affordable; and communities more resilient. Vermont Governor, and […]

Trade in North America

Trade in North America

April 4, 2018

By Lana Bluege, Regional Program Coordinator Coalition of Northeastern Governors  Trade in North America has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds and the prime topic of heated discussions over the past year with negotiations of NAFTA still underway. I had the opportunity to attend The New England-Canada Business Council’s armchair discussion on Expanding New […]

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