News Release | Environment New Jersey

Historic Paulsboro Offshore Wind Factory Will Speed Offshore Wind Off the Jersey Shore

Governor Murphy announced the largest investment in offshore wind manufacturing in American history in Paulsboro along the Delaware River. Ørsted and EEW are investing $250 million to create an offshore wind manufacturing facility at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal in Gloucester County. This factory will produce steel monopiles for the offshore wind industry across the country. This investment is expected to create 500 jobs, help deliver offshore wind energy to 500,000 New Jersey homes and make sure New Jersey is on track to meet our renewable energy mandates to fight climate change.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Omnibus spending package fails to deliver on clean water

Congress is ending the year with no major increases to protect public health from water pollution.  The 2020 omnibus package released Monday contains no increase in  either the Clean Water or Drinking Water State Revolving Funds from Fiscal Year 2020 levels. This final bill is a stark contrast to the additional $11 billion for clean water included in the House’s spending bills, which would have greatly improved efforts to prevent sewage overflows and contamination of drinking water by lead and other sources.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Major deal on federal energy bill moves U.S. forward on renewables and climate action

Congress struck a last-minute bipartisan deal on a major energy bill expected to pass on Monday as part of the omnibus package to fund the federal government. The energy bill includes increased funding for renewable and energy efficiency programs. It also includes a landmark deal to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are especially potent greenhouse gases. The legislation soon to be heading to the president’s desk requires an 85 percent phase out of HFCs over 15 years, meaning the U.S. would join more than 170 other countries that have already made this commitment. Global phase out on this scale could avoid a 0.5 degree Celsius of warming by the end of the century. 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJDEP Commits to Adopt Advanced Clean Truck Rule To Electrify Truck Fleet In Next Two Decades

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced it will propose adopting California’s Advanced Clean Truck rule in April as part of the Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) stakeholder process. The Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) rule is a sales requirement that would start in Model Year 2025 and would ratchet up until Model Year 2035 to increase the sales of electric medium and heavy duty trucks.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJBPU EV Rebates Hugely Successful, Already Maxed Out Rebates Boost To Getting More EVs on NJ Roads

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced that it was ending Phase One of the state’s electric vehicle (EV) rebate program, “Charge Up New Jersey” on December 15. NJBPU cited the success of the rebate program as the reason for ending Phase One early. The NJBPU had $30 million available for rebates, and the program is on track to allocate all $30 million for about 6,000 new EVs on New Jersey roads.

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