News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

On Eve of Largest Climate March in History, New Jersey Leaders Call for Action on Climate as New Report Reveals State’s Most Carbon Polluting Power Plants

As international leaders prepare for the UN Climate Summit next week in New York and New Jerseyans prepare to cross the Hudson on Sunday morning for the largest climate march in history, a new report shows New Jersey’s fossil fuel power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Guatemala. Environmental advocates, elected officials, civic organizations, public health groups and clean energy businesses argued the data strengthened the call to march for action on climate in New York and reduce carbon pollution from our power plants.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Report Outlines the Cost of Pulling Out of RGGI

A new analysis shows that by declining to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), New Jersey is leaving real environmental and economic benefits on the table. Other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are requiring power companies to pay for the global warming pollution that they emit, leading to reductions in pollution and generating billions to fund clean energy.

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Ocean Paddler Margo Pellegrino Visits Salem During 9-Day Paddle from Trenton to Newark To Highlight Sea Level Rise in South Jersey

Overlooking the Delaware River, Margo Pellegrino, an every-mom paddler who just finished the second day of her 9-day journey circumnavigating New Jersey’s coastal water, community residents and Environment New Jersey discussed the vulnerability of the Delaware River & Bay Shore to flooding and the impact climate change will have on extreme weather and sea level rise will have on communities and residents across South Jersey.

News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

New Jerseyans Demand Action on Climate: Citizens Speak Out in Favor of RGGI

Concerned citizens, parents, elected officials, faith leaders, clean energy business owners and environmental advocates gathered today to speak out against a Christie Administration proposal to repeal rules implementing a program to clean up global warming pollution from power plants – the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

News Release | Environment New Jersey

On Heels of Federal Proposed Sale of NJ Off-Shore Wind Leases, Report Shows The Immense Potential for Off-Shore Wind off the Jersey Shore

On the day the Department of Interior announced the proposed sale of leases for more than 343,000 acres off the Jersey Shore for off-shore wind leasing, a new report shows New Jersey could reap tremendous environmental and economic benefits from offshore wind of the Shore according to the National Wildlife Federation’s report, Catching the Wind: State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power. The report analyzes and compares the actions by Atlantic Coast states toward progress on offshore wind, with New Jersey in the middle tier on its commitment making offshore wind a reality.  

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