Governor Christie has long supported nuclear energy, and recently said he would consider signing a bill to provide subsidies as long as it doesn’t include other provisions that the environmental community might want, such as limiting the subsidies and linking them to increased efforts to advance other pollution-free alternatives.
The clean energy pathway won’t cost a penny more than our current energy mix that relies heavily on natural gas, a polluting fossil fuel.
Among the FERC practices challenged in the complaint are allowing eminent domain authority to grant seizure of land that will not be for public use before a pipeline project has received its other required state and federal approvals that might never be issued.
Voters must speak up and take action to make sure our elected leaders hear this message loud and clear.
The analysis offers a three-part strategy: improving energy efficiency savings to 2% per year; continuing to expand solar power at historic growth rates, and developing 3.25 GW of New Jersey’s vast offshore wind potential. As this strategy is implemented, reliance on natural gas — the primary source of emissions from the electric sector — would be reduced.