News Release | Environment New Jersey

Shining Cities report ranks Newark in nation’s Top 20 urban solar leaders

Newark ranked 17th for solar energy capacity per capita among the nation’s leaders, which ranked cities across the nation that have 50 or more watts of solar PV per person. Newark has a 27 total megawatts (MW) of solar power installed throughout the city. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities, a new report released today by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

RGGI Funding Plan Will Be A Green Investment For NJ

Three New Jersey state agencies today jointly announced the final Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Strategic Funding Plan which will guide the disbursement of dollars from New Jersey’s first participation in a RGGI auction in close to a decade. New Jersey officially rejoined the RGGI program on January 1, directly following Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 7 directing the state to rejoin the program. The agencies are the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, NJ Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and NJ Economic Development Agency (NJEDA).

News Release | Environment America

Sustainability experts celebrate Earth Day with “fossil fuel free” investing online panel

New York Times contributor Tim Gray moderated a Facebook Live panel viewed by hundreds, featuring Bill McKibben of and Leslie Samuelrich of Green Century Capital Management. These experts discussed how many environmentally inclined Americans have added fossil fuel free investing to the set of tools they use to protect the Earth.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA decision to undercut mercury pollution standards puts our health at risk

After months of protest, even from members of the industries the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) keeps in check, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an action that defangs the regulations.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

A More Fishable, Swimmable New Jersey: 600 Miles of Waterways Win Major Protections Under NJDEP’s New Rule

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection published a rule yesterday that it will apply one of its strongest clean water protections to 600 miles of rivers and streams throughout the state. The new Category One designations are the first made in over a decade and set strict limits on pollution and development for parts of the Salem River in South Jersey; the South Branch of the Raritan and Lamington Rivers and Jacob’s Creek in Central Jersey, and the Ramapo River in North Jersey among many others. The upgrades also include a two-mile stretch of the Cooper River, the first urban waterway in the state to be protected.