Gov. Murphy Signs Off on New Jersey’s Energy Future

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

May 23, 2018
Debora Schneider, (212) 616 -1377, dschneider@edf.org


Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law two bills and an
executive order all policies that will have a major impact on the state’s energy future. The clean energy law will spur the state’s economy by requiring New Jersey to meet 50 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030 and by launching community solar and energy efficiency programs. New Jerseyans will benefit from cleaner air, and see annual savings of up to $200 million from electric energy efficiency initiatives and a drop in emissions equivalent to taking approximately 170,000 cars off the road each year. The nuclear subsidy bill, also called the Zero-emissions Certificate, will support two New Jersey nuclear plants owned by the Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG). The executive order, which launches New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan, aims to guide the state to source 100 percent of its electricity from clean energy by 2050.

 

“The clean energy law creates jobs, cuts pollution, and improves public health. New Jersey leaders have an opportunity to build on Governor Murphy’s leadership by implementing strong, cost-effective solutions to make the state a hub of innovation and a thriving clean energy economy.”
 

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