The governors of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont approved a resolution July 30 at the New England Governors’ Conference to direct the New England States Committee on Electricity to develop and implement a work plan on behalf of the states that will result in the 2013 release of a request for proposal for extensive and cost-effective renewable energy resources. The conference will convene a team of energy officials and other state representatives to finalize details of the competitive, coordinated, regional procurement over the next year.