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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 […]

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

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

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

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.  ConnecticutAfter his inaugural address on January 9, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont delivered his first state of the state with a focus on “fixing the […]

CONEG Policy Resolutions Shaping State and Federal Action

CONEG Policy Resolutions Shaping State and Federal Action

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

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 […]

Ecological Connectivity

Ecological Connectivity

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

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

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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