News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJBPU announces historic winning bid for offshore wind project off Jersey Shore

During a packed Board of Public Utilities (BPU) meeting this morning at the State House, the board announced the winning bid from offshore wind solicitations. Orsted won with 1,100 MW. The winning bid is the largest ever announced in American history and will power close to 500,000 homes.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Next Step For RGGI: NJ Poised To Rejoin Climate Program

Gov. Murphy's Administration is formally taking steps to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program, a landmark program to reduce carbon pollution from power plants in the Northeast, after a seven year absence. NJDEP is proposing regulations that would allow New Jersey to join the regional carbon pollution credits auction in 2020 and set a cap on carbon pollution emissions from its fossil fuel power plants.

For one day, Trenton’s West State Street, outside of the New Jersey State House, became “Electric Avenue”...

Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air

A new report from Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group, “Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air,” shows that a transition to electric buses for NJ Transit could avoid climate-altering and localized air pollution each day without losing reliability. 

New Jersey's top state officials, international offshore wind developers, labor leaders and environmental advocates all agree: It's time for the state to put “steel in the water.”

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

As 4th Energy Master Plan Hearing Kicks Off, New Report Documents Rise of Renewables Over Last Decade

As the 4th Energy Master Plan hearing on the electric grid kicked off this morning, Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center released a new report documenting the rise of renewables and clean energy technology across New Jersey, and illustrating the state’s mixed record over the last decade.  The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles, as well as clean, renewable energy sources like solar and wind as well as the expansion of energy efficiency technologies.  

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NJBPU Takes the Next Step To Making Offshore Wind a Reality: Unanimous Vote Invites Bids For 1,100 MW of Offshore Wind

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities at their monthly board meeting supported a major step forward to harness New Jersey’s offshore wind potential by a unanimous vote. NJ BPU voted to support inviting bids for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind via Gov.  Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 8 by opening the application window for Offshore Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs). Last week, at the Global Climate Action Summit, in San Francisco, Gov. Murphy pledged to move forward with this solicitation and also called for future action on off-shore wind with solicitations of 1,200 MW in 2020 and 2022.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Gov. Murphy Takes Next Step on Offshore Wind with Commitment of Offshore Wind Bids to BPU at Global Climate Summit

Governor Phil Murphy today at the Global Climate Summit announced a major step forward to harness New Jersey’s off-shore wind potential. This coming Monday, the NJ BPU will consider inviting bids for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind and the Governor also called for future solititications of 1,200 MW in 2020 and 2022 in huge news for offshore wind in New Jersey.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

On Eve of Global Climate Summit, Jersey Renews Joins Other State Leaders To Call for Electrification of State Transit Bus Fleets To Fight Air Pollution & Climate Change

Jersey Renews partners, including Environment New Jersey and GreenFaith, joined Environment America and Proterra, a cutting-edge electric bus manufacturer in Silicon Valley, in hosting delegations from ten states around the nation for a tour of Proterra’s bus factory, and a discussion on the state of the industry and hastening the transition to zero carbon transportation. The event was an affiliate event, kicking off the Global Climate Action Summit.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

‘Time for Turbines’ Event Highlights NJ Progress On Offshore Wind Energy Programs

Just one year after the offshore wind industry announced it was “back in business” in New Jersey, and eight years after the state passed its historic OWEDA offshore wind energy bill, top international offshore wind developers, state officials, labor leaders, and environmentalists gathered to celebrate the tremendous progress the industry has made in the last 12 months, and to look forward to the next milestones toward getting “steel in the water” in the Atlantic Ocean off of New Jersey.

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