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.
The groups cheered the important clean energy legislation that was passed today because it will restore New Jersey’s leading role on solar, wind, and energy efficiency.
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.
Governor-elect Murphy has pledged to adopt a State Energy Master Plan that will help the state achieve 100% clean energy by 2050.