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  • Less toxic mercury in our water, air and bodies | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    toxic mercury in our water air and bodies After our research helped shine a media spotlight on the health problems mercury can cause for young children and babies in utero the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that power plants across New Jersey and the nation must reduce the amount of mercury they emit by 90 percent Get our RSS feed Archives Blog News Releases Reports Resources Results Homepage About Us Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/results/njc/less-toxic-mercury-our-water-air-and-bodies (2016-05-01)
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  • New limits on carbon pollution | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 victory for the thousands in New Jersey who suffer from asthma which is exacerbated by smog Get our RSS feed Archives Blog News Releases Reports Resources Results Homepage About Us

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/results/njc/new-limits-carbon-pollution (2016-05-01)
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  • Driving the climate change message home | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    the climate change message home We ve helped educate hundreds of thousands of people across the state about the threat global warming poses to our economy and public 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 Get our RSS feed Archives Blog News Releases Reports Resources Results Homepage About Us

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/results/njc/driving-climate-change-message-home (2016-05-01)
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  • Privacy Policy | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    your elected officials and the interactions you take part in and to provide decision makers with necessary information about who is speaking out on a particular issue We may also provide this information to groups in our public interest network but we will never sell your personal information or share it with outside organizations unless expressly noted If you choose to take action or make a financial contribution your personal information will be encrypted through SSL HTTPS the industry standard technology used to protect sensitive data We sometimes contract with third party vendors to perform functions including but not limited to data processing and credit card processing These third parties have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their services for Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center and are under legal obligation not to disclose that information or otherwise jeopardize its security If you take action sign up for email alerts or make a financial contribution to Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center online you may receive periodic communications including but not limited to email letters newsletters and an annual report At any time you can unsubscribe from these communications by following the directions included in the communication or by contacting us After taking some actions online you may be given the option to send a message to your friends inviting them to take action as well If you send a message to a friend your name and email will be included in that message We will not store your friend s name or email address nor will your friend receive communications from Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center unless he or she joins takes action or makes a contribution Browser Information As is true of most websites our web server may place cookies

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/privacy (2016-05-01)
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  • Turning to the Wind | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    After more than a decade of rapid growth wind energy accounted for 4 4 percent of total U S electricity generation in 2014 Nine states Colorado Idaho Iowa Kansas Minnesota North Dakota Oklahoma Oregon and South Dakota generated more than 12 percent of their total electricity production with wind power in 2014 In 2014 wind power in Iowa and South Dakota accounted for over a quarter of in state electricity generation Figure ES 1 Carbon Dioxide Pollution Displaced by Wind Generated Electricity 2001 2014 By renewing the Production Tax Credit America can displace even more carbon pollution a critical step towards protecting future generations from the worst impacts of global warming The uncertainty created by the on again off again Production Tax Credit has undermined steady progress on wind energy Since its inception in 1992 the credit has expired a number of times including at the end of 2014 A recent analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that renewing the Production Tax Credit would add between 10 000 and 50 000 MW of wind capacity to the U S energy grid by 2020 compared with projected levels of wind capacity in the absence of the tax credit Depending on overall electricity demand and the prices of competing fossil fuels the Production Tax Credit would avert between 4 2 and 20 8 million metric tons of additional carbon dioxide per year from 2016 through 2020 That is a total of between 20 8 and 104 2 million tons of avoided carbon dioxide pollution by 2020 Figure ES 2 Estimated Impact of PTC Renewal on Wind Energy Capacity through 2020 By expanding opportunities for offshore wind energy America can further reduce carbon pollution Offshore wind energy is a proven technology that currently provides carbon free electricity for several European and

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/reports/nje/turning-wind (2016-05-01)
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  • Shining Cities | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/reports/nje/shining-cities (2016-05-01)
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  • Shelter from the Storm | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    from the Storm How Wetlands Protect Our Communities from Flooding Released by Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Release date Thursday August 27 2015 Read News Release Download Report PDF Get our RSS feed Archives Blog News Releases Reports Resources

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/reports/nje/shelter-storm (2016-05-01)
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  • Path to the Paris Climate Conference | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    from a wide range of sources California Connecticut Hawaii Massachusetts Maryland New Jersey and Rhode Island have adopted broad caps on emissions that when implemented fully will reduce pollution by 242 MMTCO2 in 2025 California s cap for example calls for cutting global warming pollution to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 The state will achieve these savings by improving the efficiency of vehicles increasing energy efficiency and boosting renewable energy generation among other measures More than 80 percent of the savings from the state caps come from California s actions both because the state is large and because it has pledged to make the deepest cuts in emissions State and federal policies will reduce wasteful energy use As a result of current policy commitments by 2025 new homes and businesses will use less energy and many existing buildings will have been renovated to cut energy use Appliances will provide the same functions as today while consuming less electricity and natural gas Less energy will be needed to provide lighting Federal appliance efficiency standards and state ratepayer funded programs to reduce energy waste in homes and businesses will reduce pollution by 235 MMTCO2 in 2025 compared to emissions without these programs Emissions from cars SUVs and light duty trucks which together represent the biggest source of pollution from transportation will be 10 percent lower in 2025 due to improved vehicle fuel economy and emission standards As a result of national and state policy a typical new car in 2025 will go nearly 17 miles farther on a gallon of gas than a typical new car in 2015 National adoption of the global warming pollution standards in the Clean Cars Program a policy originally developed by California and 13 other states means that passenger vehicles will produce 179 MMTCO2 less in 2025 than would otherwise have been the case More wind solar and other clean energy generation will reduce the nation s reliance on electricity from coal and natural gas Wind energy production tripled from 2008 to 2014 while solar generation grew by an average of 65 percent per year from 2010 to 2013 With the right policy support this growth in renewable energy will continue Twenty eight states and Washington D C currently have renewable energy requirements driving growth in wind and solar energy with many benefits and little to no cost to consumers These policies will reduce emissions by 57 MMTCO2 in 2025 The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI will produce nationally significant reductions in power plant emissions Nine Northeastern states have adopted a regional cap on emissions from power plants By requiring power plant operators to purchase pollution permits RGGI creates a financial incentive for electricity generators to cut pollution Funds from the sale of permits support investment in energy efficiency and clean energy technology RGGI will cut global warming pollution by 55 MMTCO2 in 2025 compared to a scenario without the policy Like other policies that reduce emissions from electricity

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentnewjerseycenter.org/reports/nje/path-paris-climate-conference (2016-05-01)
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