The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities at their monthly board meeting supported a major step forward to harness New Jersey’s offshore wind potential by a unanimous vote. NJ BPU voted to support inviting bids for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind via Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 8 by opening the application window for Offshore Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs). Last week, at the Global Climate Action Summit, in San Francisco, Gov. Murphy pledged to move forward with this solicitation and also called for future action on off-shore wind with solicitations of 1,200 MW in 2020 and 2022.
Governor Phil Murphy today at the Global Climate Summit announced a major step forward to harness New Jersey’s off-shore wind potential. This coming Monday, the NJ BPU will consider inviting bids for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind and the Governor also called for future solititications of 1,200 MW in 2020 and 2022 in huge news for offshore wind in New Jersey.
Jersey Renews partners, including Environment New Jersey and GreenFaith, joined Environment America and Proterra, a cutting-edge electric bus manufacturer in Silicon Valley, in hosting delegations from ten states around the nation for a tour of Proterra’s bus factory, and a discussion on the state of the industry and hastening the transition to zero carbon transportation. The event was an affiliate event, kicking off the Global Climate Action Summit.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the landmark Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) today, setting the Golden State on a path to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources such as solar and wind by 2045.
California’s flagship public university system, with 238,000 students across 10 campuses, will run completely on electricity from clean, renewable energy by 2025, the University of California Office of the President announced today. The announcement, a first from one of the nation’s largest public university systems, builds on commitments from the UC system to mitigate climate change and meet carbon neutrality goals.