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  • Rob Sargent | Environment New Jersey
    Delaware from Drilling News Action Jobs Donate Environment New Jersey Staff Rob Sargent Environment America Energy Program Director Follow shiftourpower Contact person by email Rob Sargent has more than two decades of experience leading a wide range of environmental and public interest campaigns He is currently the Energy Program Director for Environment America and oversees policy and strategy development for energy and global warming campaigns throughout the U S and

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/staff/nje/rob-sargent-0 (2016-05-01)
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  • Stephanie Wein | Environment New Jersey
    Solutions 100 Renewable Energy Save the Delaware from Drilling News Action Jobs Donate Environment New Jersey Staff Stephanie Wein Environment New Jersey Development Associate Stephanie Wein is Environment New Jersey s development associate She works to build financial support from the organization s broad membership across the state and cultivate our membership into taking more direct involvement with our organizing work Before taking on the role of Development Associate Stephanie

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/staff/nje/stephanie-wein (2016-05-01)
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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey
    Shelter from the Storm Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Path to the Paris Climate Conference U S action to cut pollution is a critical step on the path to the Paris climate talks To deliver on President Obama s pledge to reduce emissions and secure America s leadership officials at all levels of government must follow through on existing policies including the Clean Power Plan and defend them against attack Meeting the president s pledge will also require the United States to do more to reduce emissions of other global warming pollutants beyond carbon dioxide Read more about Path to the Paris Climate Conference 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 energy metering enables solar panel owners to earn fair compensation for benefits they provide to other users of the electricity grid and makes going solar an affordable option for more people A review of 11 recent analyses shows that individuals and businesses that decide to go solar generally deliver greater benefits to the grid and society than they receive through net metering Read more about Shining Rewards Report Environment America Research Policy Center 10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar Last month s Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities We ve seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities But we re not where we need to be yet To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more Here s how to push them in the right direction Take the 1st

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports?page=1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey
    demonstrates that the rapid growth of solar makes goals what once seemed ambitious readily achievable Read more about Star Power The Growing Role of Solar Energy in New Jersey Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center The Dirtiest Power Plants How America s Dirtiest Power Plants Drive Global Warming Pollution America s power plants are among the leading global sources of the dangerous carbon pollution that is fueling global warming Devastating droughts such as the one in California massive wildfires increased threats to coastal areas due to sea level rise and an increase in extreme rainfall are among the impacts that science tells us will become more frequent and severe unless the United States and the world take action now to reduce carbon pollution Read more about The Dirtiest Power Plants How America s Dirtiest Power Plants Drive Global Warming Pollution Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Driving Cleaner America s and New Jersey s dependence on gasoline as a transportation fuel worsens global warming and threatens public health Increasing the use of electric vehicles especially those powered by clean renewable sources of electricity can protect the climate and help get us all off oil More than 220 000 electric vehicles are already on the road in the United States producing far less global warming pollution per mile than their internal combustion engine counterparts By 2025 widespread use of electric vehicles coupled with a cleaner electricity grid could reduce global warming pollution by 18 2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year compared to conventional vehicles Read more about Driving Cleaner Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Wasting Our Waterways Industrial facilities continue to dump more than 5 8 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jersey s rivers and streams threatening both the environment and

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports?page=2 (2016-05-01)
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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey
    expand policies that support wind energy Read more about Wind Power for a Cleaner America 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 the rewards as a result America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010 and more than 10 times as much as in 2007 In the first three months of 2013 solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in the United States The price of solar energy is falling rapidly and each year tens of thousands of additional Americans begin to reap the benefits of clean energy from the sun generated right on the rooftops of their homes or places of business Read more about Lighting the Way What We Can Learn from America s Top 12 Solar States Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center In the Path of the Storm Weather disasters kill or injure hundreds of Americans each year and cause billions of dollars in damage The risks posed by some types of weather related disasters will likely increase in a warming world Scientists have already detected increases in extreme precipitation events and heat waves in the United States and climate science tells us that global warming will likely lead to further changes in weather extremes Since 2007 federally declared weather related disasters in the United States have affected counties housing 243 million people or nearly four out of five Americans The breadth and severity of weather related disasters in the United States coupled with the emerging science on the potential for global warming to exacerbate some types of extreme weather suggest that the United States should take urgent action to reduce emissions of global warming pollution while taking steps to prepare for the dangers posed by climate change Read more about In the Path of the Storm Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center A Double Success The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI is a central strategy in the Northeastern states efforts to protect the region from global warming The program which took effect in 2009 has succeeded in cutting carbon dioxideemissions and demonstrating the effectiveness of cap and trade as a global warming solution while helping to sustain a growing regional economy Now nine Northeastern states are considering strengthening RGGI to drive additional reductions in global warming pollution Strengthening RGGI would be a win win for the Northeast making an important contribution toward protecting the region from global warming while speeding the transition to a clean energy future Read more about A Double Success Report Environment New Jersey Wind Power for a Cleaner America As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more New Jerseyans to call for action to tackle global warming and

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports?page=3 (2016-05-01)
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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey
    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 America has some of the best offshore wind resources in the world particularly along the Atlantic coast where over 1 300 gigawatts GW of energy generation potential has been identified Harnessing just a fraction of our offshore wind resource 52 GW could power about 14 million U S homes with local pollution free energy while creating over 200 billion in new economic activity along the coast In this report we document each state s offshore wind potential from Maine to Florida and recommend key state and federal policies to move offshore wind development forward Read more about The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center When it Rains it Pours Just days a series of severe storms ripped through Central Jersey leading to severe rains and flooding that devastated the town of Freehold a new Environment New Jersey report confirms that extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are happening 33 percent more frequently in New Jersey since 1948 The Central Jersey storm followed a June 29th storm that brought high winds and rain to Southern Jersey now considered one of the most destructive and severe thunderstorms in the region s history 206 000 people in Atlantic Cumberland and Salem counties lost power following the June 29th storm Read more about When it Rains it Pours Report Environment New Jersey A Record of Leadership Over the last decade northeastern states have built a track record of successful action to reduce global warming pollution By working

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports?page=4 (2016-05-01)
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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey
    New Jersey and across the United States Environment New Jersey released a new report The report documents extreme weather events in every county in New Jersey and discusses the likely consequences of future disasters as a result of a warming world Read more about In the Path of the Storm Report Environment New Jersey 2012 Legislative Agenda Environment New Jersey s Legislative Agenda for the 2012 session Read more about 2012 Legislative Agenda Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative In 2005 New Jersey joined nine other Northeastern states in a landmark agreement to limit global warming pollution from the region s power plants This agreement known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI is designed to clean up pollution from power plants while fueling the transition to a clean energy economy New Jersey has benefited from RGGI through the investment of funds from the sale of pollution allowances in clean energy projects projects that are cutting pollution benefiting energy consumers and creating new economic opportunities Read more about Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center A Program that Works The Northeast faces two fundamental and intertwined challenges fossil fuel dependence and pollution from fossil fuels Our dependence on coal oil and gas imposes economic costs pollutes our air and water and harms public health It also contributes to global warming which threatens the future of our coastal cities with sea level rise the future of our beloved ecosystems with the loss of habitats and species and the well being of our people with extreme weather events and new threats to public health Read more about A Program that Works Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Danger in the Air All Americans should be

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports?page=5 (2016-05-01)
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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey
    Global Warming Solutions 100 Renewable Energy Save the Delaware from Drilling News Action Jobs Donate Reports Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center America on the Move The impact of state level actions to reduce global warming pollution is significant on a global scale Read more about America on the Move Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center An Unfamiliar State Local Impacts of Global Warming in New Jersey Global warming poses a serious threat to the future of New Jersey s environment economy and the health and welfare of its citizens Global warming will impact every corner of the state If global warming pollution across the world continues to rise New Jersey will be a different place in 100 years with an altered coastline greater extremes of rainfall and drought higher levels of smog in parts of the state and shifts in the plant and animal species that call New Jersey home If we act now there is still time to prevent many of the worst impacts of global warming New Jersey must do its share to reduce global warming pollution and set an example for other states and the nation to follow Read more about An

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports?page=6 (2016-05-01)
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