News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Asw. Pinkin and Asm. Karabinchak Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” in Edison with Electric Car Show of the Future

Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric cars -- and the promise of a zero carbon transportation future for New Jersey -- for a test drive during National Drive Electric Week.

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Camden County Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Touts Needs To Expand EV Charging Stations To Make It Easier To Plug In

On the banks of the Cooper River at the Camden County Boathouse, Environment New Jersey and Jersey Renews joined with community and legislative leaders to advocate for greater electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state and Camden County to make it easier to make the transition to electric vehicles. The Camden County Boathouse includes an electric vehicle charger and the event included a vast showcase of the diversity of electric vehicles on the market. 

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Mayor Fulop leads NJ to an electric transportation future

Supporters rally for omnibus electrification bill including electrifying NJ Transit.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Earth Day Electric Car Show of the Future with Mayor Wallace

In celebration of Earth Day, the Borough of Glassboro, Environment New Jersey, and Jersey Renews gave the community the opportunity to connect with zero emission vehicles to demonstrate how clean vehicles can help fight climate change and clean the air.

The first annual Learn Electric Automobile Day (LEAD) kicked off in Town Square with local residents and car dealerships showing off their electric vehicles--everyone from community members to Rowan University students had the chance to take test drives in a variety of electric cars on the market.

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.

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Electric Buses Report Bolsters Call To Electrify NJ Transit Bus Fleet

  • If New Jersey Transit transitioned its entire fleet of transit buses to all-electric vehicles, it could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions each year and reduce toxic air pollution that creates a public health hazard. 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. 
News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Trump Administration’s Dirty Power Plan A Kiss-Off to NJ

Today, President Trump and Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler announced plans to reverse the Clean Power Plan and replace it with their Dirty Power Plan. The Obama era Clean Power Plan was set to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 32% by 2030, improving public health and helping the nation to stave off the worst impacts of global warming. The new replacement plan is expected to flatline or even allow an increase in the burning of dirty, dangerous fossil fuels and stymie the transition of the power sector to clean, renewable energy.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Trump Administration To Carjack EPA Clean Car Standards, Attempt To Eliminate Ability of New Jersey & Other Clean Car States To Set Stronger Emission Standards

The Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards, betraying the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)’s stated mission of protecting human health and the environment. If fully implemented, this regressive move would eliminate our nation’s best climate change mitigation program, which is cutting future carbon emissions more effectively than any other federal policy.

Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air

People across America and New Jersey regularly breathe unhealthy air that increases their risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts. Levels of air pollution that meet current federal air quality standards can be harmful to health, especially with prolonged exposure.  Metropolitan and micropolitan areas across New Jersey experienced more than 100 days on which smog and/or particulate pollution was “moderate” or higher – in other words, above the level that the EPA has determined presents “little to no risk.”
 

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Trouble in the Air Report: NJ Public Health At Risk Across State from Dirty Air Days

As the Trump administration considers weakening federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a huge threat to New Jersey’s public health. According to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center, metropolitan areas across the state experienced an average of 91 days of degraded air quality in 2016, or roughly three months, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts

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