Volume 6 | March 5, 2018

CONEG Elects Governor Scott to Lead in 2018
The CONEG governors held their winter breakfast meeting on Sunday, February 25 in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting was to elect leadership and convene a roundtable discussion on clean energy, affordability, and the regional economy. Through unanimous vote, the Governors elected Vermont Governor Phil Scott as the 2018 chair.

Second Hundred Year Storm of 2018 Wallops the Northeast

For the second time in two months a hundred year storm, another bomb cyclone, swept across the Northeast with furious rage.

Governors complete their State of the States

 The CONEG Governors have delivered their 2018 State of the State addresses. Highlights of the speeches are provided below including a word cloud illustrating the commonalities among the states.

Viewpoint: Energy and the economy — let’s move forward
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 administration continues to advance its expected infrastructure agenda with provisions to repeal regulations limiting offshore drilling for coastal states.

News from the States
Regional and Federal Updates
2018 Conference of NEG/ECP-Save the Date!
The 42 nd Conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers will be held at the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont on August 12-14, 2018. Stay tuned for details on the conference program.
Sponsorship Opportunity
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 NEG/ECP Conference will be held at the beautiful Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. From August 12 th -14 th New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers along with various governmental, non-profit, and corporate partners will join and work together to discuss clean energy and transportation, and trade that affect the region.

Did You Know

The economic value of t he Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) health and productivity benefits is estimated at a cumulative $5.7 billion from 2009-2014.
 Source: ABT Associates Study

The Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG ) is a non-partisan association of the Northeast states. CONEG encourages intergovernmental cooperation on issues affecting the economic, social and environmental well-being of the Northeast. CONEG coordinates regional efforts by the Governors and their Administrations. 
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