New Bill Clears Path to New Jersey’s Clean Energy Future

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

April 12, 2018
Debora Schneider, (212) 616 -1377,

(TRENTON, NJ) The New Jersey legislature today approved a clean energy bill that will create jobs, cut pollution, and set New Jersey on a path to becoming a national clean energy leader. The bill will spur the state’s economy and benefit New Jerseyans by requiring the state to meet 50 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030 and launching community solar and energy efficiency programs. State residents and businesses will see annual savings of up to $200 million from energy efficiency initiatives alone. A drop in emissions equivalent to taking approximately 170,000 cars off the road each year is expected overall.

“The legislature’s
bold leadership will make New Jersey a hub of innovation and opportunity in the clean energy economy once again. This bill will give the state a much needed roadmap to slash energy waste, boost renewables and protect public health.”


# # #

Environmental Defense Fund (, a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and our Energy Exchange blog.