As of September 1, 2012, the New England Governors' Conference, Inc. (NEGC) has been merged into the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG), based in Washington, D.C.  Recent activities of the NEGC are described on this website.  For further information on CONEG's on-going work with the region’s governors, please visit its website at http://www.coneg.org/.  You may also contact CONEG at (202) 624-8450 or coneg@sso.org.

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Governor Shumlin Hosts 36th Meeting of Governors and Premiers



Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont hosted the 36th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) in Burlington, Vermont on August 29-30, 2012. The Conference addressed critical regional issues related to energy, transportation and economic development in the region. The discussions among the region's leaders were led by the conference co-chairs, Governor Shumlin and Premier Jean Charest of Quebec.

This meeting also adopted a number of resolutions:

NEGC Resolution #205 on Coordinated Regional Electricity Procurement
NEG/ECP Resolution #36-1 on Energy
NEG/ECP Resolution #36-2 on Transportation
NEG/ECP Resolution #36-3 on Climate Change


Governor Shumlin Chairs NEGC in 2012

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin to Lead New England Governors’ Conference, Inc. in 2012 during the Conference’s historic 75th Year

Governor Peter Shumlin assumed the chairmanship of the New England Governors’ Conference, Inc. (NEGC) on January 1, 2012 and will serve in that role through the end of 2012. As chair of the NEGC, Governor Shumlin will provide leadership to regional initiatives of the Governors, foster and strengthen the engagement between New England and the Eastern Canadian provinces, and forward other New England priorities and the unique working relationship between the six states (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT). Governor Shumlin succeeds outgoing chair Deval Patrick of Massachusetts.

The New England Governors’ Conference, Inc. was formed in 1937 to promote economic development and policy coordination in the six New England states. It engages on a number of critical regional policy issues in such areas as energy and the environment, promoting clean, indigenous and cost-effective renewable power development, and is an internationally-recognized policy institution on climate change, mercury and other issues.

The NEGC serves to strengthen the unique historical relationship between the six New England states that has existed since colonial days. Through the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) the NEGC also acts as the New England Secretariat for that organization, which focuses on promoting closer economic ties between the two regions.

Formed in 1972, the NEG/ECP will be conducting its annual conference of Governors and Premiers in Vermont in Summer 2012. That conference will be hosted and co-chaired (with Premier Jean Charest of Québec) by Governor Shumlin.

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36th NEG/ECP

The 36th Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers took place in Burlington, Vermont in Summer 2012, and was hosted by Governor Shumlin and co-chaired by Governor Shumlin and Premier Charest (Quebec).

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Conference, Montreal, Quebec, September 27, 2012

Conference Presentations

Vehicle Technology Outlook - Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy/GHG Emission Regulations 2011-2025

- David C. Adams, Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada

The Status and Future of the Natural Gas Vehicle Market

- Paul Kerkhoven, Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGV)

The Contribution of Québec's Industrial Sector to the Electrification of Transportation (French Only)

- André St-Pierre, Québec Ground Transportation Cluster

Economics of Clean Fuels and Vehicles

- Michelle Manion, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management

PIT: Centerpiece in a Unique Hub of Transportation Research and Development

- Bernard Ouellette, Performance Innovation Transport

Green Transportation Corridors and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

- Dr. Yuri Yevdokimov, University of New Brunswick

The Transportation and Climate Initiative's Northeast Electric Vehicle Network

- Christine Kirby, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Natural Gas Truck Pilot Project (French Only)

- Jean-Robert Lessard, Transport Robert

Hydro-Québec and Transportation Electrification: A New Way to Fill-Up

- Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Hydro-Québec

US Infrastructure Investment for Alternative Transportation

- Greg Nadeau, U.S. Federal Highway Administration

Running on Green - 2011-2020 Québec Electric Vehicle Action Plan

- Alain Daneau, Québec Ministry of Natural Resources

Increasing Domestic Energy Use in U.S. Transportation Using Natural Gas and Electricity

- Nick Nigro, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Review of Canadian AFV Initiatives

- Chris Hill, Electric Mobility Canada

About the NEGC...

The New England Governors' Conference (NEGC), an informal alliance since colonial days, was formally established in 1937 by the governors of the six-state region to promote New England's economic development. In 1981, the Conference incorporated as a non-partisan, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation, with the region's six governors serving as its Board of Directors. Annually, the governors selected a chairman to oversee the activities of the organization.

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