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News Release | Environment New Jersey

NJBPU announces historic winning bid for offshore wind project off Jersey Shore

During a packed Board of Public Utilities (BPU) meeting this morning at the State House, the board announced the winning bid from offshore wind solicitations. Orsted won with 1,100 MW. The winning bid is the largest ever announced in American history and will power close to 500,000 homes.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Earth Day Electric Car Show of the Future with Mayor Wallace

In celebration of Earth Day, the Borough of Glassboro, Environment New Jersey, and Jersey Renews gave the community the opportunity to connect with zero emission vehicles to demonstrate how clean vehicles can help fight climate change and clean the air.

The first annual Learn Electric Automobile Day (LEAD) kicked off in Town Square with local residents and car dealerships showing off their electric vehicles--everyone from community members to Rowan University students had the chance to take test drives in a variety of electric cars on the market.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

New report highlights how toxic “accidents waiting to happen” threaten U.S. waterways

Facilities storing billions of gallons of toxic waste threaten America’s rivers and millions of people who live near them, according to a new report from the Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center, NJPIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Next Step For RGGI: NJ Poised To Rejoin Climate Program

Gov. Murphy's Administration is formally taking steps to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program, a landmark program to reduce carbon pollution from power plants in the Northeast, after a seven year absence. NJDEP is proposing regulations that would allow New Jersey to join the regional carbon pollution credits auction in 2020 and set a cap on carbon pollution emissions from its fossil fuel power plants.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Electric Buses Report Bolsters Call To Electrify NJ Transit Bus Fleet

  • If New Jersey Transit transitioned its entire fleet of transit buses to all-electric vehicles, it could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions each year and reduce toxic air pollution that creates a public health hazard. A new report from Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group, Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air, shows that a transition to electric buses for NJ Transit could avoid climate-altering and localized air pollution each day without losing reliability. 

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