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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    are cutting pollution benefiting energy consumers and creating new economic opportunities Read more about Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Report A Tale of Two Shores Read more about A Tale of Two Shores 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 A Tale of Two Shores Trenton As the debate on a state wide fertilizer bill intensifies and as the state prepares to issue its recommendations for Barnegat Bay Environment New Jersey released The Shore At Risk The Threats Facing New Jersey s Coastal Treasures and What It Will Take To Address Them documenting the ecological and water

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/reports/rss.xml/rss.xml?page=5 (2016-05-01)
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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/reports/rss.xml/rss.xml?page=6 (2016-05-01)
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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    transit system that is reliable and affordable Read more about Stuck at the Station Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Turning to the Wind Wind power continues to grow as a source of clean energy across America The United States generated 26 times more electricity from wind power in 2014 than it did in 2001 But off shore wind s potential still remains relatively untapped especially off the Atlantic With the extension of clean energy tax credits wind power can play a vital role in reducing carbon pollution under EPA s Clean Power Plan and the transition to a clean energy economy Read more about Turning to the Wind 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 Read more about Shining Cities Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Shelter from the Storm New Jersey s wetlands protect our homes and businesses from damaging flooding while helping to clean our water and provide habitat for wildlife To safeguard our wetlands we need to ensure that they enjoy the full protection of the federal Clean Water Act Read more about 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

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  • Resources | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    RGGI economic and environmental costs and benefits With this document we cut through the spin and and present the true facts about this important program Keep Reading about Clearing the Air Resource Testimony in Defense of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative On January 22 2014 Environment New Hampshire s Madeline Page and Travis Madsen gave oral and written testimony before the New Hampshire House Energy Science and Technology Committee in

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/resources/njc/cnn.com (2016-05-01)
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  • Results | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    health showing every county in New Jersey experienced federal weather disasters between 2007 and 2012 Global warming loads the dice for more extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy Result New limits on carbon pollution In conjunction with our national federation we helped convince the Environmental Protection Agency to set smart new limits on the amount of smog forming carbon pollution that new coal fired power plants can emit an important

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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    before a New Jersey appellate court this morning in their lawsuit against the Christie Administration The lawsuit contends the state illegally repealed rules limiting power plant pollution in New Jersey a move that effectively ended its participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI a program that is combating climate change Read more about Court Hears Argument Christie Illegally Repealed Rules to Clean Up Climate Change Pollution News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Pinelands Commission Testimony Opposing Massive Gas Pipeline Environment New Jersey has delivered a petition with over 2 000 New Jersey residents weighing in strongly with the Pinelands Commission and Governor Christie opposing the South Jersey Gas massive gas Pinelands pipeline project Memorandum of Agreement MOA This gas pipeline would tear a scar through the ecological heart of the Pinelands damage the credibility of the Pinelands Commission Read more about Pinelands Commission Testimony Opposing Massive Gas Pipeline News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Massive Conservation Coalition Calls for Bold Action to Advance Offshore Wind Power With critical federal tax incentives set to expire on December 31 over 10 legislators including both Senate President Steve Sweeney D 3 and Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr R 21 faith leaders and renewable energy coalitions joined Environment New Jersey the National Wildlife Federation and over 230 other organizations and elected officials Wednesday to urge the Obama administration to take swift bold action to facilitate the development of offshore wind power Read more about Massive Conservation Coalition Calls for Bold Action to Advance Offshore Wind Power 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

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/news/rss.xml?page=9 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    energy power plants remain the single largest source of carbon pollution across the nation The report titled America s Dirtiest Power Plants comes as the Obama administration readies a new set of rules to tackle global warming It illustrates the scale of carbon pollution from New Jersey s power sector and ranks New Jersey s biggest carbon polluters and shows that New Jersey s power plants emit as much as carbon pollution as 3 7 million cars Read more about Report Reveals NJ s Top 5 Most Carbon Polluting Power Plants News Release Environment New Jersey President Obama s Climate Plan a Clear Win for New Jersey President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants advance energy efficiency and increase the nation s commitment to renewable energy In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy a dizzying stretch of extreme weather events and continued temperature records the president s plan to address global warming was loudly applauded by Environment New Jersey and many others Read more about President Obama s Climate Plan a Clear Win for New Jersey News Release Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather Long Branch NJ Five months after Superstorm Sandy led to unspeakable losses throughout New Jersey and its Shore communities a new Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center report finds that weather related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future Millions of New Jerseyans have endured extreme weather causing extremely big problems for New Jersey s health safety environment and economy said Dan DeRosa field organizer with Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Given that

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/news/rss.xml?page=10 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 Read more about New Jersey Poised To Make History in the Race for Offshore Wind News Release Environment New Jersey Final Green Light for Clean Cars Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today s vehicles by 2025 drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in New Jersey and nationwide The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017 2025 and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54 5 miles per gallon standard by 2025 Read more about Final Green Light for Clean Cars 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 Read more about Broad Range of Stakeholders Call on Northeast Governors Including Christie to Improve Successful Clean Energy and Anti Pollution Program News

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/news/rss.xml?page=11 (2016-05-01)
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