“New Jersey needs to adopt more renewable energy and energy efficiency if we want a safe, healthy future for our state,” said Tom Gilbert, campaign director, ReThink Energy NJ and New Jersey Conservation Foundation.
ReThink’s campaign director Tom Gilbert recently submitted an Opinion piece that ran in The Record on August 1. Gilbert describes several energy efficiency measures that our state’s next Governor should consider, because they are proven to create jobs, eliminate waste, save money, and improve public health. Read the full article here.
In this clean energy economy, energy efficiency is a force to be reckoned with. At both the federal and state level it leads all categories of energy jobs, employing more than 31,000 New Jerseyans. Energy efficiency jobs put people to work in our neighborhoods, downtowns, and factories, whether manufacturing Energy Star® appliances and LED lights or installing efficient HVAC systems, and 64 percent of them are in construction. These jobs are always local, and will never be shipped out of state.
Join us and the NJLCV Education Fund as we rally to promote clean energy and the environment at the first gubernatorial primary debate.
“Today’s decision reaffirms what citizens and government agencies have been saying for almost two years, that PennEast has yet to prove that its pipeline is needed or can be constructed without significant environmental impacts,” said Tom Gilbert, campaign director, ReThink Energy NJ and New Jersey Conservation Foundation. “FERC’s next step should be to reject this unneeded pipeline that would cause significant damage to our drinking water, preserved land and farmland and the health of our citizens and communities.”