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NJ Assembly Misses Opportunity to Pass Landmark Renewable Energy Goals

Posted January 11, 2016

Statement of Tom Gilbert, campaign director for ReThink Energy NJ and New Jersey Conservation Foundation on the decision by NJ Assembly not to post for a vote today, S-2444/A4224.

Far Hills (January 11, 2016) — S-2444/A4224 would increase targets for the percentage of electricity sold in the state that would be required to come from renewable energy, such as wind and solar. The legislation would gradually increase those targets every five years ultimately reaching 80 percent of the electricity sold in the state by 2050 that would be from renewable energy.

“It is extremely disappointing that the NJ Assembly did not post this important legislation for a vote today. New Jersey needs to adopt forward-thinking clean energy policies with the same sense of urgency demonstrated by world leaders in Paris last month.

We need our state leaders to swiftly adopt policies, like S-2444/A4224 that will move New Jersey back into a leadership role in developing renewable sources of energy that represent a win-win for our environment and economy. We call upon lawmakers to pass this legislation early in the next legislative session.”

About ReThink Energy NJ

The ReThink Energy NJ campaign is led by New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association and Pinelands Preservation Alliance. For more information, visit rethinkenergynj.org and find ReThink Energy NJ on Facebook and Twitter at @rethinkenergynj.

CONTACT:

Tom Gilbert
Campaign Director, NJCF and ReThink Energy NJ
Phone: 267-261-7325
Email: tom@njconservation.org

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