Volume 8 | September 20, 2018

New England Governors Statement on Regional Energy Affordability

Affordable and reliable energy is a fundamental precursor for a vibrant and competitive New England economy. New England states have to be competitive to attract and retain businesses and residents.

Northeast deploys relief to Hurricane damaged region

Northeast states deploy swift water rescue teams, National Guard members and aircraft, firefighters and other volunteers to aid with relief efforts underway for hurricane Florence victims.

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

By Lana Bluege, Regional Program Coordinator
Coalition of Northeastern Governors
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.

 News from the States

Gov. Malloy Joins Connecticut in Coalition Committed to Phasing out Coal Power in Favor of Clean Energy

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Directing $2.4 Billion to Climate Change Adaptation , Environmental Protection, and Community Investments

New Hampshire
Legislators Narrowly Override Sununu's Biomass Veto , But Fall Short On Net Metering (NH Public Radio)

Electric car chargers, cleaner school buses in the offering from VW settlement (Concord Monitor)
New York

Governor Cuomo Announces the Completion of the Largest Community Solar Project in Tompkins County

Rhode Island
Governor, Senator Reed, Congressman Langevin, RIDOT Mark Reopening of Westerly Train Station


Gov. Scott, Sen. Leahy & Rep. Welch announce $2.8 million in Northern Border Regional Commission grants to Northern Vermont

Regional and Federal Updates
Join us at the Global Clean Economy Summit in Boston in October 2018!
CONEG is excited to be a Partner for  Horizon18 , which is a timely new event for private and public sector climate leaders, as well as clean economy solutions providers, innovators and investors. Horizon18 brings these groups together to partner on translating climate targets into concrete projects and partnerships. Horizon18 has been developed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), and World Climate Ltd , and was launched on March 6 with this announcement supported by Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Special Offer:  As a Horizon18 partner,  CONEG  is very pleased to be able to provide a special offer for our stakeholders. Use the special promo code  HORIZON18CONEG50 and receive a 50% discount on your ticket.

Did you know...

Offshore wind farms could help protect coastlines from storms by reducing precipitation inland and increasing rainfall out at sea.

Source: Physics World

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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