Governors Sign Energy Policy Pledge

By Steve Johnson, Electric Co-op Today Staff Writer / Editor’s Pick, Energy & Environment

Terry BranstadGovernors’ Accord for a New Energy Future: www.governorsnewenergyfuture.org

The governors said they will direct senior advisers to meet shortly to discuss ways to implement the goals in the accord. “We believe that economic growth and environmental protection aren’t mutually exclusive, but can happen in concert—we can indeed create good paying jobs, lower electricity bills for residents, and embrace greener, cleaner forms of energy,” said Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, a Democrat.

Click here to read three of the governors’ priorities highlighted in the article. 

Photo: Republican Terry Branstad of Iowa, the nation’s longest-serving governor, is among signatories to the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future.