Sending a strong message to state policymakers, a new surveyof the state’s registered voters conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll for ReThink Energy NJ found that 66 percent do not consider natural gas to be clean energy, an astounding 23-point increase since 2016, and that three of every four want New Jersey to achieve a goal of 100% of energy from renewable sources by 2050.
The sweeping legislation Gov. Murphy signed into law today will reduce harmful emissions and restore the state’s leadership on clean energy.
The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly passed a clean energy bill that provides for more than half of the state’s energy to come from renewable sources, like wind and solar, by 2030.
Critical changes are needed to ensure transparent review of the need for any nuclear subsidies, to develop an effective renewable portfolio standard, and to support the growth of renewables and energy efficiency.
According to statements made by commissioners at today’s meeting, this review will include an examination of the criteria the commission uses to determine whether a pipeline is in the “public interest,” and what role precedent agreements play in that inquiry.