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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    back attacks on solar in Arizona Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston Athens and Atlanta and New York State and California among other places Over the last 10 years we ve helped establish dozens of pro solar programs including the biggest California s Million Solar Roofs Initiative What can you do We want you to join us by showing your support for solar You can send an email to your local officials write a letter to your local newspaper attend one of our solar forums or join us at a news conference or other special event Whatever you can do the time for action is now Solar is at a tipping point If we keep winning more pro solar policies we ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade putting us on a path to a 100 renewable future If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls Together we can achieve Solar for All We can do this Together we can bring more solar power to our homes our communities our churches and schools our workplaces and our lives and leave a cleaner healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations Solar For All Updates 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 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

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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    our national network to urge mayors governors and others to set ambitious solar goals and commitments offer new solar incentives and promote new community solar programs And we re mobilizing people to counter the utilities and other special interests who want to make solar more expensive and harder to install We re fighting attacks And we re winning In just the past year we ve turned back attacks on solar in Arizona Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston Athens and Atlanta and New York State and California among other places Over the last 10 years we ve helped establish dozens of pro solar programs including the biggest California s Million Solar Roofs Initiative What can you do We want you to join us by showing your support for solar You can send an email to your local officials write a letter to your local newspaper attend one of our solar forums or join us at a news conference or other special event Whatever you can do the time for action is now Solar is at a tipping point If we keep winning more pro solar policies we ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade putting us on a path to a 100 renewable future If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls Together we can achieve Solar for All We can do this Together we can bring more solar power to our homes our communities our churches and schools our workplaces and our lives and leave a cleaner healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations Solar For All 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 the signing by Gov Christie of the Off Shore Wind Economic Development Act Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Gov Christie Attempts To Duck EPA Clean Power Plan but Can t Ignore Climate Change The Christie Administration s decision to request a stay from the EPA s Clean Power Plan to rein in carbon pollution was criticized by Environment New Jersey The group argued New Jersey is on the front lines of climate change and needs to be a leader not a laggard and that EPA s Clean Power Plan is a sensible step to rein in carbon pollution from our power

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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    programs And we re mobilizing people to counter the utilities and other special interests who want to make solar more expensive and harder to install We re fighting attacks And we re winning In just the past year we ve turned back attacks on solar in Arizona Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston Athens and Atlanta and New York State and California among other places Over the last 10 years we ve helped establish dozens of pro solar programs including the biggest California s Million Solar Roofs Initiative What can you do We want you to join us by showing your support for solar You can send an email to your local officials write a letter to your local newspaper attend one of our solar forums or join us at a news conference or other special event Whatever you can do the time for action is now Solar is at a tipping point If we keep winning more pro solar policies we ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade putting us on a path to a 100 renewable future If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls Together we can achieve Solar for All We can do this Together we can bring more solar power to our homes our communities our churches and schools our workplaces and our lives and leave a cleaner healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations Solar For All 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 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 Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey As Legislation To Increase Solar Net Metering Cap Gets Reduced Report Shows Solar Energy Benefits Vastly Outweigh Costs Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more value to power customers and society than they receive through programs like

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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    is working to knock those barriers out of the way so more Americans can go solar We re working with our national network to urge mayors governors and others to set ambitious solar goals and commitments offer new solar incentives and promote new community solar programs And we re mobilizing people to counter the utilities and other special interests who want to make solar more expensive and harder to install We re fighting attacks And we re winning In just the past year we ve turned back attacks on solar in Arizona Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston Athens and Atlanta and New York State and California among other places Over the last 10 years we ve helped establish dozens of pro solar programs including the biggest California s Million Solar Roofs Initiative What can you do We want you to join us by showing your support for solar You can send an email to your local officials write a letter to your local newspaper attend one of our solar forums or join us at a news conference or other special event Whatever you can do the time for action is now Solar is at a tipping point If we keep winning more pro solar policies we ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade putting us on a path to a 100 renewable future If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls Together we can achieve Solar for All We can do this Together we can bring more solar power to our homes our communities our churches and schools our workplaces and our lives and leave a cleaner healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations Solar For All 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 Go Solar New Jersey Civic Leaders Letter A letter of more than 70 local and state civic leaders calling for New Jersey to lead on solar by expanding solar to 20 of our power generation by 2025 Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center New Wind Report Builds Case for Moving Forward with Off Shore Wind in NJ Legislative Leaders Call Out BPU for Fishermen s Energy Denial Delay The carbon pollution from at least nine entire fossil fuel plants could be eliminated in New Jersey if wind power supplied 30 percent of the nation s electricity needs according to a new analysis by

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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    to knock those barriers out of the way so more Americans can go solar We re working with our national network to urge mayors governors and others to set ambitious solar goals and commitments offer new solar incentives and promote new community solar programs And we re mobilizing people to counter the utilities and other special interests who want to make solar more expensive and harder to install We re fighting attacks And we re winning In just the past year we ve turned back attacks on solar in Arizona Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston Athens and Atlanta and New York State and California among other places Over the last 10 years we ve helped establish dozens of pro solar programs including the biggest California s Million Solar Roofs Initiative What can you do We want you to join us by showing your support for solar You can send an email to your local officials write a letter to your local newspaper attend one of our solar forums or join us at a news conference or other special event Whatever you can do the time for action is now Solar is at a tipping point If we keep winning more pro solar policies we ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade putting us on a path to a 100 renewable future If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls Together we can achieve Solar for All We can do this Together we can bring more solar power to our homes our communities our churches and schools our workplaces and our lives and leave a cleaner healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations Solar For All 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 South Jersey Congressional Race Trenton Environment New Jersey a statewide citizen based environmental organization representing more than 20 000 members announced today the endorsement of Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard over Tom MacArthur in the 3rd Congressional District stretching from the Delaware to the Shore in South Jersey Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Environment New Jersey Announces Slate of Federal Endorsements for Fall 2014 Elections Trenton Environment New Jersey a statewide citizen based environmental organization representing more than 20 000 members announced today the endorsement of three candidates for federal office for this fall s elections The candidates include Sen Cory Booker running for the

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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    winning In just the past year we ve turned back attacks on solar in Arizona Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston Athens and Atlanta and New York State and California among other places Over the last 10 years we ve helped establish dozens of pro solar programs including the biggest California s Million Solar Roofs Initiative What can you do We want you to join us by showing your support for solar You can send an email to your local officials write a letter to your local newspaper attend one of our solar forums or join us at a news conference or other special event Whatever you can do the time for action is now Solar is at a tipping point If we keep winning more pro solar policies we ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade putting us on a path to a 100 renewable future If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls Together we can achieve Solar for All We can do this Together we can bring more solar power to our homes our communities our churches and schools our workplaces and our lives and leave a cleaner healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations Solar For All 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 the rewards as a result Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Solar Rising Report Ranks New Jersey Fourth in the Nation in Solar Power Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center released Lighting the Way What We Can Learn from America s Top 12 Solar States a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country The report ranks New Jersey 4rd in the nation per capita for solar installations Although this makes New Jersey one of a dozen states that have led the nation in solar energy with supportive policies we have slipped from first in the country Last year solar capacity in New

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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    and other special interests who want to make solar more expensive and harder to install We re fighting attacks And we re winning In just the past year we ve turned back attacks on solar in Arizona Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston Athens and Atlanta and New York State and California among other places Over the last 10 years we ve helped establish dozens of pro solar programs including the biggest California s Million Solar Roofs Initiative What can you do We want you to join us by showing your support for solar You can send an email to your local officials write a letter to your local newspaper attend one of our solar forums or join us at a news conference or other special event Whatever you can do the time for action is now Solar is at a tipping point If we keep winning more pro solar policies we ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade putting us on a path to a 100 renewable future If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls Together we can achieve Solar for All We can do this Together we can bring more solar power to our homes our communities our churches and schools our workplaces and our lives and leave a cleaner healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations Solar For All 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 Successful Clean Energy and Anti Pollution Program New Jersey organizations today joined more than 300 others in calling on Governor Christie and other Northeast and Mid Atlantic governors to build on progress reducing pollution and promoting clean energy by improving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI The coalition which includes environmental and public health organizations consumer advocates and clean energy and mainstream businesses highlighted RGGI s success to date In addition they called on governors to strengthen the program s pollution reduction targets and increase local investments in clean energy and energy efficiency measures that benefit the climate the economy public health and energy consumers Keep Reading

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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    just the past year we ve turned back attacks on solar in Arizona Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston Athens and Atlanta and New York State and California among other places Over the last 10 years we ve helped establish dozens of pro solar programs including the biggest California s Million Solar Roofs Initiative What can you do We want you to join us by showing your support for solar You can send an email to your local officials write a letter to your local newspaper attend one of our solar forums or join us at a news conference or other special event Whatever you can do the time for action is now Solar is at a tipping point If we keep winning more pro solar policies we ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade putting us on a path to a 100 renewable future If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls Together we can achieve Solar for All We can do this Together we can bring more solar power to our homes our communities our churches and schools our workplaces and our lives and leave a cleaner healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations Solar For All 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 the New Jersey Legislature had passed a bill S1925 A2966 that will help further grow New Jersey s successful and booming solar energy industry Governor Christie signed that bill today and Matt Elliott Environment New Jersey s Clean Energy Advocate issued a statement applauding the move Keep Reading News Release Environment New Jersey Christie Administration Sued for Illegally Leaving Regional Clean Energy Pact Governor Chris Christie and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection failed to follow legal due process and safeguard the economic and health interests of New Jersey citizens when pulling the state out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI a 10 state compact

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