New England Governors / Eastern Canadian Premiers

Strong Relationship with Canada Remains Critically Important
 by Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont 

42nd Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers

CONEG Chairman and NEG/ECP Co-Chair Governor Phil Scott of Vermont hosted the NEG/ECP 42nd Conference in Stowe, Vermont on August 12-13, 2018. Session topics at this conference focused on energy storage, electric vehicle innovation, and trade in the region with attention on shaping the region’s future relationship.

The following material from the conference is provided below.

The signed resolutions:

Since 1973, the six New England states and the five Eastern Canadian provinces have worked cooperatively to address their shared interests across the border.  Through the annual conferences of governors and premiers and discussions of joint committees, NEG/ECP encourages cooperation by:

  • developing networks and relationships,
  • taking collective action,
  • engaging in regional projects,
  • undertaking research, and
  • increasing public awareness of shared interests.

The 11 member jurisdictions of NEG/ECP are:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Québec.

Current NEG/ECP joint committees include:  the Committee on the Environment and its Climate Change Steering Committee, the Northeast International Committee on Energy, and the Transportation and Air Quality Committee.

Additional information on the NEG/ECP and its resolutions and programs is available at:

CONEG Policy Research Center provides secretariat support for the NEG/ECP.