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News Release | Environment New Jersey

New report: By electrifying all its buildings, New Jersey could reap tremendous health and climate benefits

New Jersey ranks ninth for highest potential greenhouse gas emissions reduction from electrifying buildings in the next 30 years, according to a new report released today by Environment New Jersey, NJPIRG, and Frontier Group. The study, Electric Buildings: Repowering Homes and Businesses for Our Health and Environment, found that completely repowering New Jersey’s homes and businesses with electricity by 2050 would result in emissions reductions of 9.5 million metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking more than 2 million cars off the road.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Webinar Outlines Urgent Need For NJ Transit’s Transition to Electric Buses

Transitioning to a fully electric bus fleet will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New Jersey, but also result in significant savings for the state, according to a webinar by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and New Jersey Policy Perspective. Electric buses require less maintenance and fuel, which should help offset the cost of purchasing new, zero-emission buses and batteries.

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA acts responsibly by relaunching climate science and policy website

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency reinstated its website centered on climate science and policy on Thursday. This information was removed from the EPA website by the previous administration. This relaunch is a strong signal that the Biden administration will restore the role of science in protecting our communities and public health. 

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

New report says NJ could meet entire electric demand with offshore wind

New Jersey ranks 7th amongst Atlantic coastal states for its technical potential for total offshore wind power but first in the states for current projects in the pipeline, according to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The report, Offshore Wind for America, examines U.S. offshore wind potential by both coastal region and by state, while documenting the status of existing projects and technological advances.

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Report | Environment New Jersey

Offshore Wind For America

Offshore Wind For America documents the potential of offshore wind in the United States, broken down by each coastal region and state. The Atlantic region as a whole has almost twice the amount of offshore wind it would need to power itself in 2050, and New Jersey has potential to cover 379% and 167% of its 2019 and 2050 electricity needs. The report also examines recent advancements
in turbine technology, as well as documenting existing offshore wind projects around the world.

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