News Release | Environment New Jersey

Lights On From New Jersey’s First Community Solar Project

Gov. Murphy celebrated the completion of the New Jersey’s first community solar project in Perth Amboy. This is the first of 45 community solar projects awarded through the Board of Public Utilities’ Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, which in total will create almost 78 megawatts (MW) of solar energy. These projects are focused in overburdened and underserved communities, with at least 51 percent of the solar energy created dedicated to low- and moderate-income households.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

GM Commitment To Fully Transition New Auto Sales To Electric Vehicles Gives Momentum To Reach NJ EV Bill Mandates

General Motors announced that it will stop selling fossil fuel powered cars and SUVs as of 2035, and minimize its carbon emissions enough to be carbon neutral by 2040. The company also signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5 degrees Celsius, aligning its emissions targets with the Paris Agreement’s standard to mitigate global warming, which the Biden Administration announced it was rejoining last week.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: President Biden to make important strides in climate action

WASHINGTON -- President Joseph Biden will release a far-reaching plan Wednesday that outlines the actions his administration will take to tackle climate change both domestically and internationally. With the scientific target squarely in focus -- reaching net zero emissions by 2050 in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius -- the new administration will lay out elements of a roadmap for the nation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in sectors across society, from agriculture to manufacturing. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden administration will make historic commitments to protecting America’s natural heritage

WASHINGTON -- As part of an executive order, President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday a stop on all new drilling in public lands and waters. The president will also set a goal of protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by the year 2030.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

PANYNJ To Build New Bus Terminal, Include Ports to Charge Electric Buses

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced it had finally decided on a plan to demolish and rebuild the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Construction will take about eight years to complete, estimated to be finished in 2031 and it will have charging stations to accommodate the electric buses run by both NJ Transit and private carriers. NJ Transit is mandated to electrify 10% of its new bus sales by 2024, and 100% by 2032 according to New Jersey’s EV Law (S2252/A4819).

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