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

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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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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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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