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  • Stockton Off-Shore Wind Energy Forum To Spotlight the Road Ahead For Wind Off the Jersey Shore with Wind Developers and BOEM Deputy Director Keynoting Forum | Environment New Jersey
    Turning to the Wind showed that New Jersey had the most off shore wind potential out of any of the announced BOEM leases on the East Coast using data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory The report also showed that the carbon pollution equal to 1 1 million cars could be eliminated over the next five years with a rapid expansion in wind power off the Jersey Shore U S Wind is excited to be involved in New Jersey s renewable energy revolution New Jersey has enormous potential to be one of the leaders in this emerging market and we are glad to be involved in continuing the conversation on next steps with New Jersey s top policymakers and elected officials hosted by the New Jersey Offshore Wind Energy Forum said Paul Rich U S Wind Inc Project Development Director I m pleased to be participating in this important event It s a great opportunity to bring people together to discuss the benefits of offshore wind and the potential for it to be a part of the energy mix in New Jersey said Carolyn Heeps Development Strategy Manager RES Offshore Both the Legislature and Gov Christie approved a plan for the state s first major offshore wind farm in 2010 which became perpetually stalled The Fishermen s Energy s long delayed project would construct 25 megawatt wind farm three miles off Atlantic City could generate more than 500 jobs to the area already received a 47 million Department of Energy grant and could be constructed in only two years I would like to congratulate Environment New Jersey on organizing a great panel discussion said Senator Jim Whelan D 2 It is exciting to think about the benefits that offshore wind energy could provide to New Jersey It is now more obvious than ever that the Board of Public Utilities needs to act not only on the Fishermen s Energy project but also on implementing the bipartisan landmark offshore wind law that we passed nearly six years ago I am grateful to Environment New Jersey and Stockton University for hosting this worthwhile and informative panel said Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo D Atlantic New Jersey has the potential to be a national leader in off shore wind energy yet qualified projects are being caught in perpetual delay Now more than ever we need to find a way to green our environment and our economy offshore wind at both the state and federal level has the potential to do both Off shore wind is a key component to meeting the state s renewable portfolio standard requirement of generating 22 5 renewable energy by 2021 The BPU has consistently delayed implementing an Off Shore Wind Renewable Energy Credit program and the latest update to the state Energy Master Plan downplayed the importance of off shore wind in meeting New Jersey s renewable energy benchmarks The omnibus budget bill which passed Congress and signed into law by President Obama right before Christmas included an unexpected boon

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  • NJ Legislature Acts To Move on Off-Shore Wind | Environment New Jersey
    period for Fishermen s Energy to resubmit an application for a demonstration off shore wind project off Atlantic City The demonstration project would be a five turbine 25 megawatt project that would help provide clean energy jobs to the state while reducing harmful global warming pollution More than 1 5 million acres off the Atlantic Coast including close to 344 000 acres off the Jersey Shore have already been designated by state and federal officials for off shore wind power development and more are being considered These areas could produce more than 16 000 megawatts including more than 3 400 megawatts from New Jersey alone of virtually pollution free electricity These total areas of off shore wind development could equal as much as 16 fossil fuel burning power plants making offshore wind an attractive option for states developing plans to shift to clean energy to achieve the targets in Clean Power Plan recently finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency EPA this August In response to the passage of the proposal by the State Assembly Doug O Malley Director of Environment New Jersey said There is strong demand for offshore wind in New Jersey and the passage of this proposal by Senator Smith and Senator Whelan is a promising step in the right direction New Jersey has amazing potential to be a leader in offshore wind and move towards a clean energy future With support from both the public and the state legislature we urge Governor Christie to support offshore wind Paul Gallagher COO of Fisherman s Energy said Fishermen s appreciates the continued support of the New Jersey Legislature We look forward to the Governor and the Board of Public Utilities recognizing the support expressed by this series of affirmative votes which themselves reflect the consistent support of the people

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/ame/nj-legislature-acts-move-offshore-wind-power (2016-05-01)
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  • Extreme Weather Map | Environment New Jersey
    cleaner greener future Connect with us Like Us Follow Us Contact About Us Issues Clean Water for America Solar For All No bees no food Stop Keystone Global Warming Solutions 100 Renewable Energy Save the Delaware from Drilling News Action Jobs Donate Blog Extreme Weather Map Wednesday March 9 2016 By Recent Posts Extreme Weather Map Why we need the Clean Water Rule Stop the dam assault on our rivers

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/blogs/blog/nje/extreme-weather-map (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey
    Administration To Drop Atlantic Coast Drilling Plan Working together with activists elected leaders small businesses and allies we successfully beat back a plan from the Obama Administration to drill off the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas this March The drilling plan would have allowed drilling 90 miles from Cape May endangered the Jersey Shore and tarnished the President s climate legacy Read more PREV NEXT Report Extreme Weather Map Fact Sheet Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Stuck at the Station Public transit is more than just getting from Point A to Point B it s the future engine of success for our state with the potential to create a stronger economy cleaner environment and more equitable transportation options for low and moderate income residents Yet despite transit s clear benefit to New Jersey the state has systematically shirked its responsibility to invest the dollars necessary to create a world class public transit system that is reliable and affordable Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center 15 Years of Declining Investment in Public Transit Has Harmed New Jersey s Straphangers Economy Environment The New Jersey For Transit coalition released a new report Stuck at the Station to discuss the devastating consequences of 15 years of declining investment in New Jersey s public transit system and call for a course correction Since 2002 New Jersey s annual capital investment in maintaining repairing and expanding its core public transit assets has dropped by an inflation adjusted 19 percent even as ridership has grown by 20 percent Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Environmental Groups Citizens File Legal Action Against Finalized NJDEP Coastal Rules An array of citizens state and local environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the New

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  • Environment New Jersey
    Environment New Jersey Groundhog Day Christie and RGGI Perfect Together Governor Blows Off Legislative Regulatory RGGI Overide Trenton In a move that shocked no one in the State House the Christie Administration failed to respond to a 30 day review of the legislative regulatory override of NJDEP decision to pull us out of the rules governing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI program The RGGI program is a regional nine state compact that reduces carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants across the Mid Atlantic and New England Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Bridgegate in the Pines Part Deux Gov Christie Fires Pinelands Commissioner Chairman Lohbauer Today New Jersey Pinelands Commission Chairman Mark Lohbauer was replaced as Chairman by Gov Christie s Administration in a clear case of political retribution for the now former Chairman s willingness to cross the Christie Administration by supporting protection for the Pinelands including efforts to block a 22 mile gas pipeline from bisecting the National Reserve The new Chairman of the Pinelands Commission was announced as Sean Earlen Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Environmental Groups Sue over Approval of South Jersey Gas Pinelands Pipeline The New Jersey Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey are suing the Pinelands Commission and the Board of Public Utilities on their approval of the South Jersey Gas pipeline in the Pinelands Despite previous determination that the pipeline does not fit the needs of the Pinelands the Commission s Executive Director unilaterally determined the pipeline was consistent with the Comprehensive Management Plan This decision circumvented a public hearing and further vote by the Pinelands Commission which the groups contend violates the Pinelands Protection Act The environmental groups are hoping to overturn these determinations in the New Jersey Superior

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  • Environment New Jersey
    Coast for oil and gas this March The drilling plan would have allowed drilling 90 miles from Cape May endangered the Jersey Shore and tarnished the President s climate legacy Read more PREV NEXT News Release Environment New Jersey NJ Assembly Votes to Override Gov Christie on RGGI Rules The New Jersey Assembly voted to override the Christie Administration on global warming 46 32 on a virtual party line vote moving one step closer to stopping Gov Christie s attempts to remove New Jersey from the rules governing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI a popular program designed to clean up pollution from fossil fuel power plants The State Assembly will get another opportunity to reaffirm the vote in the new legislative session after a 30 day period where DEP can review the regulatory proposal The legislation ACR189 includes co prime sponsors Asm John McKeon D 27 and Asm Joe Lagana D 38 Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Christmas Comes Early For South Jersey Gas BPU Rubberstamps Pinelands Pipeline Puts Fossil Fuel in the Stockings of the Public Local Towns and Pinelands Commissioners The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities during their December board meeting voted to approve the petition to approve the South Jersey Gas pipeline through the Pinelands National Reserve to repower B L England a historic coal peaker plant as a full time natural gas plant The decision to approve the pipeline by the BPU and repower the B L England will create the largest global warming polluter in South Jersey and circumvents the role of the Pinelands Commission Keep Reading News Release Environment America Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider Due to overwhelming public support the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/home?page=3 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey
    and gas this March The drilling plan would have allowed drilling 90 miles from Cape May endangered the Jersey Shore and tarnished the President s climate legacy Read more PREV NEXT News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center As Paris Climate Talks Kick Off New Solar Report Shows Newark As Top City Per Capita for Solar in Northeast New Jersey s cities rank among national leaders on installed solar capacity according to an Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Shining Cities report Newark ranks 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed the 8th per capita nationally for the amount of solar installed and the top city per capita in the New England and the Mid Atlantic regions with 78 watts of installed solar per person in the city Keep Reading Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Shining Cities America s major cities have played key roles in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap significant benefits from solar energy adoption As population hubs they are home to the largest electricity markets and can have an important influence on the way we power our grid The report highlights top regional solar cities which includes Newark and makes policy recommendations on how cities can expand solar Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Going Once Going Twice Sold After Bidding Off Shore Wind Energy Areas Sold Off the Jersey Shore to Major Wind Companies The Department of Interior completed its first ever auction of wind energy areas off the Jersey Shore this afternoon awarding two wind energy areas representing 344 000 acres off the Jersey Shore for off shore wind leasing to Res Americas and U S Wind Inc The bidding resulted in 10 bids for the South Lease Area and 8 bids

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  • Environment New Jersey
    plan would have allowed drilling 90 miles from Cape May endangered the Jersey Shore and tarnished the President s climate legacy Read more PREV NEXT Blog Post Nothing to fear from clean water Russell Bassett Halloween is the annual time to celebrate all the creepy things that go bump in the night but what s really fightening are the many very real threats to our waterways and drinking water Nothing is more important to life than clean water yet few things are taken more for granted We turn on our taps or swim in a local lake without fear because we believe the systems are working to keep our water clean The fact is those systems don t always work and in many cases are failing to keep water safe Keep Reading Blog Post Paris Climate Talks The Who What Where and Why Katie Hammer On November 30th leaders from around the world will sit down and make an international agreement on how each country will work together to cut global warming pollution Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Commuters Advocates Protest NJ Transit Fare Increases Warn of Future Fare Hikes Because of Tranit Funding Crisis As NJ Transit prepares to hike fares on its rail and bus lines by 9 percent this Thursday commuters and advocates challenged Gov Christie and the Legislature to act to prevent further fare hikes and additional service cuts The October 1 fare hikes follow service cuts rolled out through September NJ Transit approved the hikes and cuts in July after the Legislature and Gov Christie failed to adequately support NJ Transit in the 2016 budget Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Clean and Green Forum Puts Focus on Capital City in Debate on PennEast Pipeline Fracking and the

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/home?page=5 (2016-05-01)
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