(TRENTON, NJ) New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy today announced sweeping electrification initiatives, including $70m in additional Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funding for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Murphy also issued executive orders for New Jersey to draw 100% of power from emissions-free sources by 2035, a 2030 target to expand building electrification and for the state Board of Public Utilities to plan for the future of natural gas and ensure that gas utilities and investments align with state climate goals.
“With today’s actions, Gov. Murphy is solidifying New Jersey’s position as a national leader in the clean energy economy as he boosts our renewables and building electrification targets and ensures that the energy of the future is cutting harmful air pollution and slashing consumer energy costs for New Jerseyans right now," said Mary Barber, Director, State Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund. "Cars and trucks will be cleaner and more affordable, and many of the measures announced today will be supercharged by the Biden administration’s landmark clean energy plan. Gov. Murphy sees the road ahead and is entrusting Garden State residents to make climate-friendly choices and put pedal to the metal in the 21st century economy.”
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