On the same day that the final Energy Master Plan was released charting a course to 100 percent clean energy by 2050, Gov. Murphy signed an Executive Order directing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to adopt and revise regulations to ensure the needed reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and incorporate climate considerations into land-use regulations. If done right, these regulations could go a long way to reduce emissions from the electric, building, and commercial sectors that cause global warming, and to protect our communities from risings seas and flooding associated with climate change.
But some business and industry groups are trying to weaken these regulations, claiming they will hurt businesses and consumers. We need to urge NJDEP to move ahead with a comprehensive approach to reducing CO2 and short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane, and to foster the right mix of renewables and other clean energy technologies in the region so higher emissions from out of state don’t harm New Jerseyans.
NJDEP is accepting comments until March 10, so please make your voice heard today. Complete the form below to submit your letter.*
Thank you for taking action for our clean energy future.
*ReThink Energy NJ is a campaign supporting a rapid transition away from reliance on fossil fuels and pipelines, to clean, efficient, renewable energy like wind and solar. By submitting your letter, you agree to receive periodic communications from ReThink Energy NJ.