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  • Go Solar, New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    but to keep the surge in solar power going strong How do we do it Our research shows the cities and states with the most solar power aren t necessarily the ones with the most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 20 percent solar by 2025 We need more and better pro solar policies not fewer That s why we re urging Gov Chris Christie to make commitments that will help put New Jersey on the road to 100 clean energy with 20 percent solar by 2025 Achieving this state goal would help move our country closer to the national goal of getting 10 percent solar by 2030 This would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for our environment including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help New Jersey go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Tired of Waiting Feds Move Forward On Off Shore Wind Leases Off the Jersey Shore The Department of Interior announced this morning the final notice of sale of leases for close to 344 000 acres off the Jersey Shore for off shore wind development The competitive lease sale has been scheduled a month and a half from now on Monday November 9 and 13 companies have qualified to bid on the two leases for sale The announcement comes after last summer s proposed notice of sale and an extensive public comment period and five years after

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  • Go Solar, New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    most solar power aren t necessarily the ones with the most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 20 percent solar by 2025 We need more and better pro solar policies not fewer That s why we re urging Gov Chris Christie to make commitments that will help put New Jersey on the road to 100 clean energy with 20 percent solar by 2025 Achieving this state goal would help move our country closer to the national goal of getting 10 percent solar by 2030 This would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for our environment including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help New Jersey go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates News Release Environment New Jersey Climate Contrasts Same Day as EPA Clean Power Plan Finalized Gov Christie Formally Repealed NJ RGGI Climate Rule On the same day that President Obama finalized the nation s biggest step to cut global warming pollution Gov Chris Christie quietly moved New Jersey in the opposite direction on Monday The Christie Administration formally repealed the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP rule that limits dangerous climate changing pollution from power plants and governed the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Shining Rewards Solar energy is on the rise in across the nation and in New Jersey Net energy metering has been instrumental in the growth of solar energy particularly on homes and businesses Net

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  • Go Solar, New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    Republican nominee for president Our challenge is to not only fend off the attacks being led by the dirty energy lobby but to keep the surge in solar power going strong How do we do it Our research shows the cities and states with the most solar power aren t necessarily the ones with the most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 20 percent solar by 2025 We need more and better pro solar policies not fewer That s why we re urging Gov Chris Christie to make commitments that will help put New Jersey on the road to 100 clean energy with 20 percent solar by 2025 Achieving this state goal would help move our country closer to the national goal of getting 10 percent solar by 2030 This would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for our environment including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help New Jersey go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Over 100 Attend Discussion on New Jersey s Solar Future Over 100 students community members and solar business representatives attended a lively discussion on New Jersey s solar energy future last evening at Rutgers University s New Brunswick campus The event was a collaboration between Environment New Jersey NJ PIRG Student Chapters Rutgers Fossil Fuel Divestment and Rutgers Engineering Governing Council s Sustainability Affair Committee Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center

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  • Go Solar, New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    for president Our challenge is to not only fend off the attacks being led by the dirty energy lobby but to keep the surge in solar power going strong How do we do it Our research shows the cities and states with the most solar power aren t necessarily the ones with the most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 20 percent solar by 2025 We need more and better pro solar policies not fewer That s why we re urging Gov Chris Christie to make commitments that will help put New Jersey on the road to 100 clean energy with 20 percent solar by 2025 Achieving this state goal would help move our country closer to the national goal of getting 10 percent solar by 2030 This would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for our environment including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help New Jersey go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Star Power The Growing Role of Solar Energy in New Jersey Our new report shows that tapping just a fraction of our state s solar potential will yield tremendous benefits for our lives our environment and our children s future The report also demonstrates that the rapid growth of solar makes goals what once seemed ambitious readily achievable Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Environment New Jersey Announces Endorsement of Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard in Tight

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  • Go Solar, New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 20 percent solar by 2025 We need more and better pro solar policies not fewer That s why we re urging Gov Chris Christie to make commitments that will help put New Jersey on the road to 100 clean energy with 20 percent solar by 2025 Achieving this state goal would help move our country closer to the national goal of getting 10 percent solar by 2030 This would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for our environment including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help New Jersey go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Report Highlights Environmental Benefits of Wind but New Jersey Off Shore Wind Program Stuck in Neutral New Jersey has the potential to reap huge environmental benefits from the development of offshore wind according to a new report released by Environment New Jersey If state and federal officials commit to continued progress in launching New Jersey s offshore wind industry New Jersey could reduce global warming pollution by 825 000 metric tons in 2018 But this potential can only be reached if the Christie administration moves forward with implementing the state s off shore wind program Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Lighting the Way What We Can Learn from America s Top 12 Solar States Solar energy is on the rise America s solar energy revolution has been led by 12 states including New Jersey that have used public policies to open the door for solar energy and are reaping

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  • Go Solar, New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 20 percent solar by 2025 We need more and better pro solar policies not fewer That s why we re urging Gov Chris Christie to make commitments that will help put New Jersey on the road to 100 clean energy with 20 percent solar by 2025 Achieving this state goal would help move our country closer to the national goal of getting 10 percent solar by 2030 This would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for our environment including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help New Jersey go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates News Release Environment New Jersey New Jersey Poised To Make History in the Race for Offshore Wind As the clock ticks down for Congress to extend critical tax credits for wind power a new report shows that with continued state and federal leadership New Jersey could be among the first states along the Atlantic seaboard with offshore wind farms Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy As America struggles to revitalize our economy create jobs secure an energy independent future and protect our communities and wildlife from the dangers of climate change one energy source offers a golden opportunity to power our homes and businesses without creating more pollution Atlantic offshore wind Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Broad Range of Stakeholders Call on Northeast Governors Including Christie to Improve

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  • Go Solar, New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 20 percent solar by 2025 We need more and better pro solar policies not fewer That s why we re urging Gov Chris Christie to make commitments that will help put New Jersey on the road to 100 clean energy with 20 percent solar by 2025 Achieving this state goal would help move our country closer to the national goal of getting 10 percent solar by 2030 This would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for our environment including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help New Jersey go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates News Release Environment New Jersey Despite Record Breaking Heat and Numerous Bad Air Days Gov Christie Vetoes Clean Air Bill Gov Christie has again vetoed a bill to continue New Jersey s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI originally a 10 state program designed to reduce harmful power plant pollution make polluters pay for their emissions and invest those payments in local clean energy programs Gov Christie pulled the state from the program last December The New Jersey Legislature having received over 60 000 public comments in support of the program has now twice passed legislation S1322 to keep New Jersey in RGGI The program s main opponent is the Tea Party affiliated group Americans for Prosperity a group funded by out of state fossil fuel interests including the multi billionaire Koch Brothers Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey NJ s Solar Energy Economy Gets a Boost At the end of June and just days before their summer recess

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  • Go Solar, New Jersey | Environment New Jersey
    examples Charles and David Koch owners of the oil conglomerate Koch Industries and their allies have spent heavily to impose new taxes on homeowners who go solar in effect penalizing those who reduce their pollution and their carbon footprint The Edison Electric Institute which represents electric utility companies has teamed up with the American Legislative Exchange Council to dismantle state pro solar laws in Kansas North Carolina and Washington State amid others Oklahoma Arizona and Ohio already have moved to scale back their solar programs Keep the solar surge going strong Solar power might disrupt the business plans of dirty energy companies but it makes a ton of sense for America That s why people from all walks of life are getting behind solar from environmentalists to Tea Party activists from solar entrepreneurs to Barry Goldwater Jr son of the former Republican nominee for president Our challenge is to not only fend off the attacks being led by the dirty energy lobby but to keep the surge in solar power going strong How do we do it Our research shows the cities and states with the most solar power aren t necessarily the ones with the most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 20 percent solar by 2025 We need more and better pro solar policies not fewer That s why we re urging Gov Chris Christie to make commitments that will help put New Jersey on the road to 100 clean energy with 20 percent solar by 2025 Achieving this state goal would help move our country closer to the national goal of getting 10 percent solar by 2030 This would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for our environment including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help New Jersey go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New

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