ReThink Energy NJ released the results of a new poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™ that shows New Jerseyans continue to very strongly support clean, renewable energy over fossil fuels; want the state to switch more quickly to those sources; and have concerns about harm from pipelines.
“We’re proud to stand with hardworking New Jerseyans who want what’s best for their families and their state,” said Tom Gilbert, campaign director, ReThink Energy NJ and New Jersey Conservation Foundation. “It’s time to stop putting utility company profits over the common-sense energy needs of our state. Moving to clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar will create more jobs and healthier communities for our families.”
“To make further progress on reducing energy use, New Jersey needs to change the business model for utilities to more aggressively encourage energy efficiency. If done properly, this will be a win for the environment, for utilities and for ratepayers.”
New Jersey residents may be surprised to know that a portion of their utility bill pays for state facility utilities and energy costs at New Jersey Transit. New Jersey’s proposed budget for 2017 includes a reallocation of $112 million from the Clean Energy Fund to pay for several of New Jersey government’s utility bills.