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GM Commitment To Fully Transition New Auto Sales To Electric Vehicles Gives Momentum To Reach NJ EV Bill Mandates

General Motors announced that it will stop selling fossil fuel powered cars and SUVs as of 2035, and minimize its carbon emissions enough to be carbon neutral by 2040. The company also signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5 degrees Celsius, aligning its emissions targets with the Paris Agreement’s standard to mitigate global warming, which the Biden Administration announced it was rejoining last week.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Lights On From New Jersey’s First Community Solar Project

Gov. Murphy celebrated the completion of the New Jersey’s first community solar project in Perth Amboy. This is the first of 45 community solar projects awarded through the Board of Public Utilities’ Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, which in total will create almost 78 megawatts (MW) of solar energy. These projects are focused in overburdened and underserved communities, with at least 51 percent of the solar energy created dedicated to low- and moderate-income households.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

PANYNJ To Build New Bus Terminal, Include Ports to Charge Electric Buses

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced it had finally decided on a plan to demolish and rebuild the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Construction will take about eight years to complete, estimated to be finished in 2031 and it will have charging stations to accommodate the electric buses run by both NJ Transit and private carriers. NJ Transit is mandated to electrify 10% of its new bus sales by 2024, and 100% by 2032 according to New Jersey’s EV Law (S2252/A4819).

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

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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