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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

NJDEP Proposes Advanced Clean Truck Rule To Electrify Diesel Trucks & Dump Dirty Diesel

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection proposed the Advanced Clean Truck rule, one of the many regulations stemming from the NJ Protecting Against Climate Threats intiative. This rule will be an electric truck mandate first adopted by California last year and will apply to all vehicle classes of trucks, including everything from delivery vans to tractor trailers. It is a zero-emissions sales requirement, placed on the manufacturer, that starts in model year 2025 and slowly increases each year through model year 2035.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

BOEM Kick-Off Meeting on Ocean Wind is Next Step To Make Wind Energy Real Off the Jersey Shore

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) hosted a virtual public scoping meeting in regards to the Ocean Wind Energy Facility off the Jersey Shore. The meetings are designed to help BOEM determine the important factors to be considered in the Environmental Impact Statement that must be conducted before any offshore wind project can move forward with construction. The Ocean Wind Energy Facility is planned 15 miles southeast of Atlantic City and should produce 1100 MW of electricity, which is enough to power approximately 500,000 homes. This is the first offshore wind project in New Jersey, which is being developed by Orsted.

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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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