New Jersey Natural Gas should not begin construction of the unneeded Southern Reliability Link pipeline while the project is still in court. It is a risk to residents’ safety, ratepayers’ money, and the Pinelands.
Election results in statehouses across the country buoyed the chances of state-level renewable energy legislation. The change in governors may prove pivotal in Maine, Nevada and New Mexico. In those states, there is hope of a repeat of what happened in New Jersey in the past year.
New Jersey doesn’t need more polluting gas pipelines like PennEast. We want wind and solar energy in our state — because renewables can’t wait.
Clean energy has become the cheapest energy in many parts of the country, and the cost of renewable energy from solar and wind is now at an all-time low. Solar costs 86 percent less across North America than it did in 2009, and wind costs have dropped 65 percent over the same period.
A report released in September 2018 provides data and analysis demonstrating that the PennEast pipeline is not needed now or in our clean energy future, and that it would not reduce gas prices or enhance reliability.