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RGGI Delivers: NJEDA Awards $12 Million To A Diesel Truck Voucher Program In First Step To Electrify Trucks on NJ Roads

Trenton - The NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will use approximately $15.75 million from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction proceedings to fund a medium-duty zero-emission truck voucher program. This program will incentivize commercial and industrial entities to purchase medium-duty electric vehicles with vouchers of up to 100% of the incremental cost of the vehicles. NJEDA specified that this program is only a pilot, and is currently limited to vehicle classes 2b-6, with a specific focus on vehicles operating within overburdened communities, specifically the greater Newark and greater Camden areas.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Time For Turbines 4, Jan. 26 & 27

Time for Turbines is an annual conference that brings together policymakers, labor and environmental advocates and wind energy professionals to discuss current issues and opportunities in New Jersey’s rapidly expanding offshore wind industry. This year's virtual conference -- on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 -- will focus on workforce development and equity in the offshore wind industry, with an emphasis on identifying access barriers to jobs in this field and offering policy solutions. We’ll hear from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority about the launch of the cutting-edge Wind Institute, which will coordinate R&D and workforce development specifically for offshore wind. It’s been a big year for offshore wind, so we’ll also hear the latest information on the NJ Wind Port, the state’s progress toward 7500 megawatts by 2035 and commitments made to ensure that this new industry benefits local NJ communities and powers clean, renewable energy. You can register for the event at www.timeforturbines.org. 

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Historic Paulsboro Offshore Wind Factory Will Speed Offshore Wind Off the Jersey Shore

Governor Murphy announced the largest investment in offshore wind manufacturing in American history in Paulsboro along the Delaware River. Ørsted and EEW are investing $250 million to create an offshore wind manufacturing facility at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal in Gloucester County. This factory will produce steel monopiles for the offshore wind industry across the country. This investment is expected to create 500 jobs, help deliver offshore wind energy to 500,000 New Jersey homes and make sure New Jersey is on track to meet our renewable energy mandates to fight climate change.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJDEP Commits to Adopt Advanced Clean Truck Rule To Electrify Truck Fleet In Next Two Decades

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced it will propose adopting California’s Advanced Clean Truck rule in April as part of the Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) stakeholder process. The Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) rule is a sales requirement that would start in Model Year 2025 and would ratchet up until Model Year 2035 to increase the sales of electric medium and heavy duty trucks.

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NJBPU EV Rebates Hugely Successful, Already Maxed Out Rebates Boost To Getting More EVs on NJ Roads

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced that it was ending Phase One of the state’s electric vehicle (EV) rebate program, “Charge Up New Jersey” on December 15. NJBPU cited the success of the rebate program as the reason for ending Phase One early. The NJBPU had $30 million available for rebates, and the program is on track to allocate all $30 million for about 6,000 new EVs on New Jersey roads.

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