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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes Continued rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation s electricity by 2030 providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U S Environmental Protection Agency s proposed Clean Power Plan Read more about More Wind Less Warming Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center America s Dirtiest Power Plants As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York a new study shows America s power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the air any other country s entire economy except China Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center pointed to the report as evidence for why the Environmental Protection Agency s proposal for the nation s first ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in the international fight against global warming Read more about America s Dirtiest Power Plants Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center The Dirtiest Power Plants How America s Dirtiest Power Plants Drive Global Warming Pollution America s power plants are among the leading global sources of the dangerous carbon pollution that is fueling global warming Devastating droughts such as the one in California massive wildfires increased threats to coastal areas due to sea level rise and an increase in extreme rainfall are among the impacts that science tells us will become more frequent and severe unless the United States and the world take action now to reduce carbon pollution Read more about The Dirtiest Power Plants How America s Dirtiest Power Plants Drive Global Warming Pollution Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Driving Cleaner America s and New Jersey s dependence on gasoline as a transportation fuel worsens global warming and threatens public

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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    water America s wind power capacity has quadrupled in the last five years and thanks to wind energy America uses less water for power plants and produces less climate altering carbon pollution We have vast wind energy resources and there is still plenty of room for growth especially for off shore wind But the pending expiration of the federal renewable energy production tax credit and investment tax credit threatens the future expansion of wind power To protect the environment New Jersey and the federal government should continue and expand policies that support wind energy Read more about Wind Power for a Cleaner America Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Fracking by the Numbers Over the past decade the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States This report seeks to quantify some of the key impacts of fracking to date including the production of toxic wastewater water use chemicals use air pollution land damage and global warming emissions Read more about Fracking by the Numbers Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Fracking by the Numbers Over the past decade the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States This report seeks to quantify some of the key impacts of fracking to date including the production of toxic wastewater water use chemicals use air pollution land damage and global warming emissions Read more about Fracking by the Numbers Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center Lighting the Way What We Can Learn from America s Top 12 Solar States Solar energy

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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    more about In the Path of the Storm Report Environment New Jersey Research Policy Center A Double Success The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI is a central strategy in the Northeastern states efforts to protect the region from global warming The program which took effect in 2009 has succeeded in cutting carbon dioxideemissions and demonstrating the effectiveness of cap and trade as a global warming solution while helping to sustain a growing regional economy Now nine Northeastern states are considering strengthening RGGI to drive additional reductions in global warming pollution Strengthening RGGI would be a win win for the Northeast making an important contribution toward protecting the region from global warming while speeding the transition to a clean energy future Read more about A Double Success Report Environment New Jersey Wind Power for a Cleaner America As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more New Jerseyans to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather Environment New Jersey released a new report that shows that New Jersey s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 2000 cars off the road per year A 2010 law passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Christie will bring far more wind power to New Jersey over the next decade significantly reducing global warming pollution and cutting the state s reliance on fossil fuels Environment New Jersey was joined by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Linda Greenstein Vice Chair of the Senate Environment Committee in releasing the report Wind Power for a Cleaner America Reducing Global Warming Pollution Cutting Air Pollution and Saving Water The report touts wind energy s environmental benefits to date as well as future benefits if wind power continues to grow The speakers urged Congress to

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  • Reports | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    s reliance on gasoline powered vehicles has long contributed to air pollution including global warming emissions and our nation s dependence on oil In the past decade however the automobile market has begun to change integrating new technologies that are dramatically less dependent on gasoline Electric vehicles have arrived and will provide extensive environmental benefits Increasing the number of electric vehicles on the road will yield even greater cuts in pollution and oil use Read more about Charging Forward The Emergence of Electric Vehicles and Their Role in Reducing Oil Consumption Report Environment New Jersey A Record of Leadership Over the last decade northeastern states have built a track record of successful action to reduce global warming pollution By working together across state lines and partisan divides and developing innovative new policies to hasten the transition to a clean energy economy the Northeast has succeeded in cutting emissions while safeguarding the region s economic health Between 2000 and 2009 the 10 northeastern states1 that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI cut per capita carbon dioxide emissions 20 percent faster than the rest of the nation even as the region s gross product per capita grew 87 percent faster than the rest of the United States The region is on pace to achieve the ambitious emission reduction goals set over the last decade Much more remains to be done to protect the region from the impacts of global warming but the experience of the past decade provides hope that smart policies and an ethic of cooperation can result in a rapid reduction in global warming pollution even as the region s economy continues to grow Read more about A Record of Leadership Report Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Wasting our Waterways 2012 Industrial facilities dumped 8 5

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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

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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

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    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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  • Blog | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center
    Water Digital Campaigner We all want our teeth to be clean after brushing and our bodies to be clean after showering but did you know the products used in these everyday activities could be harming wildlife Hundreds of commonly used household products contain tiny plastic microbeads which can be a big problem for our environment Read more about Time to ban the beads Paddling against the wind Wednesday August 12 2015 By Russell Bassett Clean Water Digital Campaigner For Margo Pellegrino who recently completed a 1 700 mile journey from New York to Chicago in an outrigger canoe advocating for clean water can be like paddling against the wind on a windy day Now that she s back home in Medford Lakes N J she s not slowed down any in her quest to protect our waterways and ensure clean water for all Americans Read more about Paddling against the wind Clean water not green water Friday July 31 2015 By Russell Bassett Clean Water Digital Campaigner Last year at this time the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo Ohio to be without safe drinking water Clean water from our

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