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Report | Environment New Jersey

Renewables on the Rise 2020 documents and compares the growth of five key clean energy technologies in each state over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. New Jersey has seen a 9.9-fold increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun, ranking 8th in the nation, and a 1.7-fold increase in wind power production since 2010. New Jersey ranks 6th for growth in battery storage capacity since 2010 and the state ranks 7th in the nation for total electric vehicle sales.

 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey ranks seventh in the nation for total electric vehicle sales, according to a new analysis released today by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The project, Renewables on the Rise 2020, documents and compares the growth of five key clean energy technologies in each state over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Governor Murphy signed into law a bill that will make it easier for gas stations to install electric vehicle charging stations. The bill is a step towards increasing electric vehicle adoption in New Jersey by exempting gas stations from local approvals for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations, if they meet three requirements regarding permitting, codes, and approval processes.

News Release | Environment America

An ambitious new bill introduced on Tuesday by House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva would change Americans’ relationship with our oceans and aid in our fight against climate change.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released the largest sources of climate pollution in New Jersey and made recommendations for how the state can reduce those emissions by 80% of 2006 levels by 2050. The Global Warming Response Act, signed into law originally in 2007 and then updated last year, directed the NJDEP to release this report indicating New Jersey’s current greenhouse gas emission levels and how the state can reach the 80% climate pollutant reduction by 2050 goals.

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Coronavirus update

Our work to defend the environment can’t stop and won’t stop in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll keep advocating on your behalf — at a safe social distance — for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife and open spaces, and a livable climate.