Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin made a trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday, July 11, so that New England and the eastern Canadian provinces could reaffirm their commitments to the region's renewable energy sources and greenhouse gas reduction plans, The Brattleboro Reformer reports.
According to the news source, Shumlin made a conference call from Halifax stating that the two countries had once again taken steps towards a "more complete renewable energy portfolio" and a stronger Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Hydropower generated in Canada will be available for consumption in Vermont, the news outlet stated.
"We're going to leave here with a commitment to work together with the ambassadors here and with the New England governors and Eastern premiers to really push the envelope," Shumlin told The Reformer.
Canada's Chronicle Herald reports that at the meeting, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter proposed a $6.2 billion project that would build a cable to carry electricity from Newfoundland and Laborador to Nova Scotia, and would allow for export markets in New England to tap in to the electricity as well.