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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Obama Administration Drilling Announcement Puts East Coast & Jersey Shore in Big Oil’s Crosshairs

As the fifth anniversary of the the BP oil spill disaster approaches, Environment New Jersey criticized the Obama Administration for calling for the lifting of a off-shore drilling moratorium for the Atlantic Coast. The announcement, which echoes a proposal first attempted in 2010, will put the Atlantic Coast, including the Jersey Shore, at risk of massive environmental damage from a potential oil spill and risk New Jersey's Shore tourism economy.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Wind Report Builds Case for Moving Forward with Off-Shore Wind in NJ; Legislative Leaders Call Out BPU for Fishermen’s Energy Denial & Delay

The carbon pollution from at least nine entire fossil fuel plants could be eliminated in New Jersey if wind power supplied 30 percent of the nation’s electricity needs, according to a new analysis by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The analysis comes as Fishermen’s Energy appeals the Board of Public Utilities’ decision to reject an off-shore wind project off Atlantic City through the New Jersey Superior Court – and more than 4 years after Gov. Christie signed off-shore wind legislation into law.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Report: 20 Percent Solar in Reach for New Jersey

Solar power is growing so fast in New Jersey that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in New Jersey

Our new report shows that tapping just a fraction of our state’s solar potential will yield tremendous benefits for our lives, our environment and our children’s future. The report also demonstrates that the rapid growth of solar makes goals what once seemed ambitious readily achievable.

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