New Jersey can lead the way

New Jersey has the chance to be a historic leader for clean energy. For years, New Jersey has been laying the groundwork to become one of the first states along the Atlantic seaboard to develop offshore wind. Our state has pledged to get 22.5 percent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2021, and wind power can help us get there. But the future of New Jersey’s wind power potential is at risk.At stake: Clean energy in our state

Critical renewable energy tax credits are set to expire at the end of this year—credits that are essential to New Jersey’s clean energy future.

With powerful polluters lobbying against them, New Jersey’s Congressmen need to stand up and fight for offshore wind.

We can defend offshore wind power

Polluters may have loud voices and deep pockets, but there is no denying that wind energy has already become a success nationwide—powering the equivalent of nearly 13 million American homes, avoiding as much global warming pollution as taking 14 million cars off the road and supporting 75,000 American jobs.

Wind power has gained bipartisan political and public support that we can mobilize to convince the governor to act. A wind company has already committed to building a wind turbine manufacturing site in South Jersey. Environment New Jersey is bringing together citizens across the state to tell the governor that, after two years, the time to act on offshore wind is now. Join our campaign and send the Governor a message today

Together we can win

Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Trenton and in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to create a clean energy future for New Jersey.

Join our campaign and send your message to Gov. Christie today!

Issue updates

News Release | Environment New Jersey

Environment New Jersey Announces Endorsement of Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard in Tight South Jersey Congressional Race

Trenton – Environment New Jersey, a statewide citizen-based environmental organization representing more than 20,000 members, announced today the endorsement of Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard over Tom MacArthur in the 3rd Congressional District stretching from the Delaware to the Shore in South Jersey.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

Environment New Jersey Announces Slate of Federal Endorsements for Fall 2014 Elections

Trenton – Environment New Jersey, a statewide citizen-based environmental organization representing more than 20,000 members, announced today the endorsement of three candidates for federal office for this fall’s elections. The candidates include Sen. Cory Booker running for the U.S. Senate, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in the 12th Congressional District.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey

New Jersey Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with Clean Power

Twenty New Jersey solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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Report | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Wind Power for a Cleaner America

Burning fossil fuels to generate electricity pollutes our air, contributes to global warming, and consumes vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. In contrast, wind energy produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water. America’s wind power capacity has quadrupled in the last five years, and thanks to wind energy, America uses less water for power plants and produces less climate-altering carbon pollution.

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News Release | Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center

Report Highlights Environmental Benefits of Wind, but New Jersey Off-Shore Wind Program Stuck in Neutral

New Jersey has the potential to reap huge environmental benefits from the development of offshore wind, according to a new report released by Environment New Jersey. If state and federal officials commit to continued progress in launching New Jersey’s offshore wind industry, New Jersey could reduce global warming pollution by 825,000 metric tons in 2018. But this potential can only be reached if the Christie administration moves forward with implementing the state's off-shore wind program.

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