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).

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As NJDEP Climate Pollution Stakeholder Meetings Begin, Nearly 100 Diverse Organizations Urge DEP To Follow Climate Science To Reduce Global Warming Pollution

As New Jersey starts its PACT (Protecting Against Climate Threats) process to develop regulations to protect us from the threats of climate change, 97 diverse organizations across the state delivered a letter calling upon Governor Phil Murphy, DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe and BPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso to ensure this process sets an unconditional goal to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 45% (over 2010 levels) by 2030.  This is the same GHG target the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC) set in its 2018 report to limit the global warming increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to protect the world from the worst impacts of climate change.

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Governor Murphy signs electric vehicle bill, returning NJ to Clean Cars leader

Governor Phil Murphy signed the electric vehicle (EV) omnibus legislation (S2252/A4819) into state law today in a late afternoon Governor’s Office ceremony, joined by legislative leaders and advocates, including Environment New Jersey. The bill codifies a series of key EV mandates, including meeting obligations under the Advanced Clean Cars Program; building a statewide high-speed EV charging network on major roadways and in downtowns; providing rebates of up to $5,000 when buying an EV; and NJ Transit purchasing only electric buses by 2032.

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New Jersey Legislature passes electric vehicle bill, making state a clean cars leader

Both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly passed electric vehicle (EV) omnibus legislation (S2252/A4819) today by bipartisan margins of 27-12 and 65-9, respectively. The bill codifies a series of key EV mandates, including meeting obligations under the Advanced Clean Cars Program; building a statewide high-speed EV charging network on major roadways and in downtowns; providing rebates of up to $5,000 when buying an EV; and NJ Transit purchasing only electric buses by 2032.

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Testimony In Favor Of Electric Buses to the Senate Select Committee on NJ Transit

The future is now for NJ Transit to commit to electrify their bus fleet over the next two decades. Dirty diesel buses, especially running through our cities and polluting our air and climate, need to be phased out by 2040. NJ Transit should join other major transit agencies to make the commitment to electrification. The Camden electrification pilot is a good start, but NJ Transit needs to aggressively ramp up electric buses in our cities in the early 2020s and to work to electrify all new bus purchases by the end of the next decade.

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NJ Senate Select Committee on NJ Transit Hears Testimony That NJT Needs Full Funding & Needs To Supercharge A Path Toward Full Bus Electrification by 2040

Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey and the ChargEVC Board President, delivered extensive testimony outlining the experience of other transit agencies electrifying their bus fleets, the public health and climate benefits of bus electrification, operational savings and commitments from nearly every major transit agency in America to move towards electrification and urging support for the comprehensive omnibus electric vehicle legislation (S2252/A4819). 

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New Jersey Towns Codify Support for Electric Vehicle Bill

Ten towns and one county have passed resolutions in the last month in support of the Electric Vehicle legislation (S2252/A4819) that would expand charging infrastructure and rebates for buying electric, as the New Jersey Legislature enters the height of the lame duck legislative session.

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Sen. Greenstein and Mayor Cohen Call for Passage of Electric Vehicle Bill At East Brunswick EV Ride-and-Drive Event

Senator Linda Greenstein and East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen joined with Environment New Jersey and Keep Middlesex Moving to take electric cars for a test drive and call for the passage of S2252/A4819 during the lame duck legislative session to electrify New Jersey’s transportation system by installing EV charging stations across the state.

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Sen. Greenstein, Asm. Benson & Asm. DeAngelo Call for Passage of Electric Vehicle Bill At Hamilton EV Ride-and-Drive Event

Senator Linda Greenstein, Assemblyman Daniel Benson and Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo joined with Environment New Jersey and Jersey Renews to take electric cars -- and the promise of a zero carbon transportation future for New Jersey -- for a test drive. Hamilton residents test drove electric vehicles after local leaders & environmental advocates called for the passage of S2252/A4819 during the lame duck legislative session.

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