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  • Solar for All | Environment New Jersey
    as of the end of 2015 What are we up against Yet just as solar is about to reach a tipping point some utilities and other special interests want to throw new obstacles in the way Our Solar for All campaign 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/programs/nje/solar-all?page=11 (2016-05-01)
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  • Solar for All Updates | Environment New Jersey
    New Jersey s environment opportunities to join other New Jerseyans on urgent actions updates on the decisions that impact our environment resources to help you create a 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 Solar

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/node/42266/content (2016-05-01)
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  • Shining Cities | Environment New Jersey
    Save the Delaware from Drilling News Action Jobs Donate Report Global Warming Solutions Shining Cities Harnessing the Benefits of Solar Power Released by Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Release date Monday November 30 2015 Read News Release Download Report PDF 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports/nje/shining-cities (2016-05-01)
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  • Shining Rewards | Environment New Jersey
    agencies like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Internal Revenue Service Net metering is the law of the land in 44 states today Net metering has been critical to solar energy s rapid expansion in the United States Net metering offsets costs for solar panel owners and credits them for providing excess power to the grid at a set price often the retail electricity rate equivalent to allowing consumers meters to run backwards Net metering is conceptually simple easy to administer and ensures that customers receive compensation that tracks with electricity prices over time Net metering also makes solar energy more economically attractive for residents and businesses Solar energy creates many benefits for the electricity grid Avoided energy costs Solar energy systems produce clean renewable electricity on site reducing the amount of electricity utilities must generate or purchase from fossil fuel fired power plants In addition solar photovoltaic PV systems reduce the amount of energy lost in generation long distance transmission and distribution These losses cost the country millions of dollars every year Avoided capital and capacity investment By reducing overall demand for electricity solar energy production helps ratepayers and utilities avoid the cost of investing in new power plants transmission lines and other forms of electricity infrastructure Reduced financial risks and electricity prices Because the price of solar energy tends to be stable over time while the price of fossil fuels can fluctuate sharply integrating more solar energy into the grid reduces consumers exposure to volatile fossil fuel prices Also by reducing demand for energy from the grid solar PV systems reduce its price saving money for all ratepayers Increased grid resiliency Increasing distributed solar PV decentralizes the grid potentially safeguarding people in one region from other areas that are experiencing problems Avoided environmental compliance costs Increasing solar energy capacity helps utilities avoid the costs of installing new technologies to clean up fossil fuel fired power plants or meeting renewable energy requirements Solar energy also creates valuable benefits for the environment and society at large Avoided greenhouse gas emissions In 2013 the electricity sector was the largest source of global warming emissions responsible for 31 percent of all total U S greenhouse gas pollution Generating energy from the sun provides a renewable source of energy that produces no greenhouse gas emissions Since 2007 solar energy has averted approximately 71 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions Reduces air pollution that harms public health According to the American Lung Association 44 percent of Americans live in a place where pollution often reaches dangerous levels Expanding the nation s ability to obtain clean electricity from the sun reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and lessens the amount of harmful emissions that flow into the air we breathe Creates jobs and spurs local economies The solar energy industry is growing rapidly creating new jobs and businesses across the nation In 2014 the solar energy industry added jobs at a rate 20 times that of the overall economy and economists predict that

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports/nje/shining-rewards (2016-05-01)
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  • 10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar | Environment New Jersey
    Report 10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar Released by Environment America Research Policy Center Release date Monday April 13 2015 Download Report PDF Get your Community to act on 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports/nje/10-ways-help-your-city-go-solar (2016-05-01)
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  • More Wind, Less Warming | Environment New Jersey
    help put the nation and the world on a course to prevent the worst impacts of global warming Wind power has already significantly reduced carbon pollution In 2013 wind power displaced more than 132 million metric tons of carbon dioxide Since 2001 wind power has displaced more than 620 million metric tons of carbon dioxide more than a year s worth of CO2 emissions from the entire country of Canada After more than a decade of rapid growth wind energy now accounts for 4 percent of total U S electricity generation Nine states Iowa South Dakota Kansas Idaho Minnesota North Dakota Oklahoma Colorado and Oregon now generate more than 12 percent of their total electricity production with wind power Wind power capacity in Iowa and South Dakota now supplies more than a quarter of all in state electricity generation By aggressively expanding wind energy America can displace even more carbon pollution putting the nation and the world on track to addressing global warming America has enough wind energy potential to power the nation more than 10 times over America will need to tap its ample offshore wind energy potential in order to hit a goal of 30 percent wind generation by 2030 Offshore wind energy is a proven technology that has provided Europe with clean energy for a decade with 69 offshore wind farms now operational there The first two U S offshore wind projects are on track for construction in 2015 and areas have been designated for offshore wind development off the U S coast capable of producing enough electricity for 6 4 million homes If the nation were to set a course for obtaining 30 percent of its electricity from wind power by 2030 America could avert nearly 705 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year by 2025 and 968 million metric tons per year by 2030 That s the equivalent of Eliminating emissions from 185 of today s typical coal fired power plants in 2025 and from 254 coal plants in 2030 10 percent of America s 2005 emissions of global warming pollution in 2025 and 13 percent of those emissions in 2030 2 5 percent of the world s 2005 emissions of carbon dioxide by 2025 and 3 5 percent of those emissions by 2030 Reducing U S power plant emissions to 40 percent below 2005 levels The EPA Clean Power Plan calls for reductions in power plant emissions of 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 Figure ES 1 A Path to 30 Percent Wind Electricity Figure ES 2 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reductions in 2030 Under 30 Percent by 2030 Wind Energy Scenario and EPA Clean Power Plan Compared with EIA Business as Usual Case Rapid expansion of wind energy is feasible and affordable The cost of wind energy is now at or below the cost of new natural gas power plants in regions with the best resources and more than a dozen reports by utilities independent grid operators the U S Department of

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/reports/nje/more-wind-less-warming (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey Announces Endorsement of Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard in Tight South Jersey Congressional Race | Environment New Jersey
    environment in New Jersey we need more voices in Congress to fight for action on global warming measures to clean our air stop pollution flowing to the Shore and promote clean energy like wind and solar said Doug O Malley Environment New Jersey director Aimee Belgard has shown commitments to solving these environmental problems for New Jersey As we continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy we need members of Congress who are going to stand up for the environment Freeholder Aimee Belgard who is running for an open seat after Rep Jon Runyan s retirement has a record on the environment that is a better fit for the district than her opponent s Freeholder Belgard has had a strong environmental record on the Freeholder Board pushing for more open space funding for Burlington County and strongly opposing a proposed incinerator in Bristol Township She has actively campaigned to protect the Jersey Shore and Atlantic Coast from potential off shore drilling a moratorium will be lifted in less than three years and on the need to protect the Shore from sea level rise by taking action on global warming pollution from our power plants and reducing fossil fuel consumption I am honored to have the support of Environment New Jersey heading into this final stretch of the campaign said Aimee Belgard There are clear differences between me and my opponent when it comes to the environment When asked about the future of energy in America Mr MacArthur said we must exploit every resource He is in favor of offshore drilling and holds direct investments in the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation He is also an ardent defender of subsidies to dangerous polluters I have always been an advocate for green energy as a means by which to create jobs reduce carbon

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/environment-new-jersey-announces-endorsement-burlington-county-freeholder-aimee-belgard (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment New Jersey Announces Slate of Federal Endorsements for Fall 2014 Elections | Environment New Jersey
    healthy environment in New Jersey we need more voices in Congress to fight for action on global warming measures to clean our air stop pollution in our waterways and promote clean energy like wind and solar said Doug O Malley Environment New Jersey director These candidates have shown commitments to solving these pressing environmental concerns for New Jersey and the country As New Jersey still recovers from Hurricane Sandy we need members of Congress who are going to stand up for the environment Sen Cory Booker since joining the Senate last fall after the special election has a 100 percent voting record with Environment New Jersey in his short tenure has spoken out strongly in favor of action on climate change including a 2 30 a m speaking slot during the Senate s all night filibuster on global warming and has introduced legislation to clean up New Jersey s toxic Superfund sites by re levying a polluter pays tax on responsible industries Over the past 24 years in Congress Congressman Frank Pallone has voted with Environment New Jersey 100 percent of the time on key environmental issues The Congressman has been a relentless advocate for the Shore who worked to ban ocean dumping early in his tenure and is an outspoken champion against off shore drilling and seismic testing off the Jersey Shore His voting record has consistently been strong on promoting clean renewable energy solutions to transition us away from fossil fuels Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman the former Majority Leader is running to succeed retiring Congressman Rush Holt who had a sterling environmental legacy in the 12th Congressional District The Assemblywoman championed energy efficiency legislation more than a decade ago and was the successful lead sponsor of multiple bills to reduce energy waste from homes and appliances She was

    Original URL path: http://environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/environment-new-jersey-announces-slate-federal-endorsements-fall-2014-elections (2016-05-01)
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