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We defended the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Working together, we can defend the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a program that cuts pollution and funds clean energy across the Northeast. When Gov. Christie moved to kill the program, we united tens of thousands of New Jerseyans, took the governor to court, and won a major legal victory. Read more.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

As Sandy Anniversary Nears, NJ Urged To Clean Up Climate-Altering Power Plant Pollution, Get Back In RGGI

Environment New Jersey, accompanied by representatives from clean energy businesses and others, urged New Jersey to clean up climate-altering pollution from power plants and rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  Advocates testified before the Assembly Utilities Committee and Chairman Upendra Chivukula (D-17), who held a public hearing to discuss the threat of global warming.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Fracking by the Numbers: New Environment New Jersey Report First To Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling, Shows Fracking Waste Increasing in Neighboring States

Today, Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center released a new report called Fracking by the Numbers that measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country, and strengthened the urgency to keep fracking waste out of New Jersey.  As neighboring Pennsylvania hit a record high of producing fracking waste, and as the Pinelands Commission considers approving a gas pipeline through the most pristine area of the state, the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date— including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America's Top 12 Solar States

Solar energy is on the rise. America’s solar energy revolution has been led by 12 states, including New Jersey, that have used public policies to open the door for solar energy and are reaping the rewards as a result.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Solar Rising: Report Ranks New Jersey Fourth in the Nation in Solar Power

Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report ranks New Jersey 4rd in the nation per capita for solar installations. Although this makes New Jersey one of a dozen states that have led the nation in solar energy with supportive policies, we have slipped from first in the country. Last year, solar capacity in New Jersey grew by 43%, bringing it to a total of 971 Megawatts.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Report Reveals NJ’s Top 5 Most Carbon Polluting Power Plants

Even as New Jersey works to cut carbon pollution and transition to clean energy, power plants remain the single largest source of carbon pollution across the nation. The report, titled, America’s Dirtiest Power Plants, comes as the Obama administration readies a new set of rules to tackle global warming. It illustrates the scale of carbon pollution from New Jersey’s power sector and ranks New Jersey’s biggest carbon polluters, and shows that New Jersey’s power plants emit as much as carbon pollution as 3.7 million cars.

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