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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 […]

Offshore Wind Policy at Global Energy Solutions Summit

Offshore Wind Policy at Global Energy Solutions Summit

By Jay Lucey, Executive Director Coalition of Northeastern Governors On March 28, 2019, the National Governors Association (NGA), and the embassies of Australia, Canada, and Denmark, hosted a policy solutions conference. Day one of the conference was centered on offshore wind and energy storage policy. The Northeast US was well represented by leaders in both […]

Clean Energy Future Principles Discussion at National Summit

Clean Energy Future Principles Discussion at National Summit

By Jay Lucey, Executive Director Coalition of Northeastern Governors On March 6, 2019, a diverse group of 120 prominent national and state clean energy professionals met at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Vision Summit. I was fortunate to receive an invitation to attend and experienced in–depth discussions and panel presentations regarding the policies, practices, […]

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 […]

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