Gov. Murphy Puts New Jersey on a Path to 100 Percent Clean Energy

EDF statement from Mary Barber, Director, New Jersey Clean Energy

October 1, 2018
Debora Schneider, (212) 616 -1377,

(TRENTON, NJ – Oct. 1, 2018) Gov. Phil Murphy today outlined a new economic plan for New Jersey, which highlights clean energy development as key to spurring the state’s economy, creating jobs and cutting pollution. The plan is a roadmap for New Jersey to draw 100 percent of its energy from clean sources by 2050, to meet 50 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030, and to unlock the potential of offshore wind.

“As New Jersey transitions from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources, Gov. Murphy’s steadfast commitment to environmental protection and economic development is critical. This ambitious plan creates a path for statewide innovation and economic growth to attain a clean energy future.”

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