News Release | Environment New Jersey

Statement on Gov. Murphy's Signing of Nation's Strongest Ban on Single-Use Products

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the strongest single-use plastics ban in the nation into law today. Going into effect early Spring 2022, the new law will ban single-use plastics bags and polystyrene, restrict straws to on-request only and phase out paper bags at larger grocery stores. 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Fill It Up: Senate Passes EV Charging Bill, Easing Installation Process at Gas Stations

The New Jersey State Senate passed a bill (S938/A2108) that will make it easier for gas stations to install electric vehicle charging stations. This legislation exempts 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

Statement: Trump administration opens new areas to logging in the Tongass National Forest

"Damaging the Tongass in this way is like demolishing a log cabin for kindling to toast marshmallows -- it’s a shockingly short-sighted decision that trades something permanent and wondrous for something of fleeting value." 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Ten years on, new report ranks state progress on clean energy benchmarks -- NJ ranks in the top 10 for solar, EVs & storage

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. 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.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJ Transit Ditches Transitgrid Gas Plant To Embrace Renewable Solar/Storage Microgrid

NJ Transit announced the agency will promote a clean, renewable energy option incorporating solar and battery storage to power the proposed Transitgrid microgrid in Kearny along the Hackensack River, and “reimagine” a project that was previously focused on a fracked gas power plant.