News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Christmas Comes Early For South Jersey Gas: BPU Rubberstamps Pinelands Pipeline, Puts Fossil Fuel in the Stockings of the Public, Local Towns and Pinelands Commissioners

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities during their December board meeting voted to approve the petition to approve the South Jersey Gas pipeline through the Pinelands National Reserve to repower B.L. England, a historic coal peaker plant, as a full-time natural gas plant. The decision to approve the pipeline by the BPU and repower the B.L. England will create the largest global warming polluter in South Jersey and circumvents the role of the Pinelands Commission.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

As Paris Climate Talks Kick Off, New Solar Report Shows Newark As Top City Per Capita for Solar in Northeast

New Jersey’s cities rank among national leaders on installed solar capacity, according to an Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center Shining Cities report.  Newark ranks 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed, the 8th per capita nationally for the amount of solar installed and the top city per capita in the New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions, with 78 watts of installed solar per person in the city.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!: After Bidding, Off-Shore Wind Energy Areas Sold Off the Jersey Shore to Major Wind Companies

The Department of Interior completed its first ever auction of wind energy areas off the Jersey Shore this afternoon, awarding two wind energy areas representing 344,000 acres off the Jersey Shore for off-shore wind leasing to Res Americas and U.S. Wind Inc. The bidding resulted in 10 bids for the South Lease Area and 8 bids for the North Lease Area, and the final total sale price was nearly $2 million (U.S. Wind Inc. paid just more than $1 million for the North Lease Area, and Res Americas paid $880,000 for the South Lease Area).

News Release | Environment New Jersey

As Election Day Approaches, Environment New Jersey Releases 2015 State Endorsements

Environment New Jersey today announced its full slate of endorsements for state legislative elections this year, as well as a set of county races, as it prepares to launch a get out the vote and voter education push in key legislative races leading up to Election Day.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

NJ Off-Shore Wind Advocates Urge Obama Administration To Keep Moving Forward on Wind

Offshore wind for New Jersey is closer to reality than it’s ever been before, and the Obama Administration is largely to thank, said environmentalists, public health advocates, and faith leaders today. The groups joined together on a national letter to President Obama and his officials, with more than 275 organizations and more than 40 from New Jersey, urging them to continue their leadership in developing wind power off the Atlantic Coast, including the Jersey Shore.

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