Rhode Island energy http://ripr.org en Chafee heads to Quebec for energy conference http://ripr.org/post/chafee-heads-quebec-energy-conference <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee heads to Quebec this week for the 37<sup>th</sup> annual conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers.</p><p>On the agenda are the region’s energy future and such related concerns as bringing more Canadian hydro-electric power to New England from the huge Hyrdo-Quebec dams in the northern part of the province.</p><p>Chafee is a long-time proponent of hydro-electric energy, which is more environmentally friendly than fossil fuel sources and is cheaper than such new renewable sources as off-shore wind turbines.</p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 21:07:38 +0000 Scott MacKay 21323 at http://ripr.org