In a speech at Rutgers University on February 14, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a new set of goals and commitments that build on the administration’s climate record. The administration will ramp up its robust climate adaptation and mitigation efforts through its accelerated target of 100% clean energy by 2035, 15 years ahead of his previous goals. Gov. Murphy also announced ambitious goals for electrification of the state’s building sector and a joint plan for the future of the state’s natural gas business with three executive orders.
In addition, the state will provide new subsidies for heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs) and begin the process of adopting Advanced Clean Cars II in New Jersey, ensuring that 100% of new vehicles sold in 2035 will be zero-emission vehicles. and establish the following rules: Strengthen flood protection in rivers and coastal areas.
“These bold goals and carefully crafted initiatives demonstrate a clear commitment to rapid and concrete climate action today,” said Gov. Murphy. “We have turned our vision for a greener tomorrow into a responsible and actionable roadmap to guide us. Through its pragmatic and evidence-based approach, we will finally reach our destination.” Combined with federal partnerships strengthened through the Reducing Inflation Act, these comprehensive initiatives will better protect and protect all New Jersey communities, including those on the front lines of climate change. We can prepare.”
The Governor outlined six pillars that will underpin a cleaner, greener, and more resilient New Jersey.
- Hired by Executive Order No. 315 Accelerating the goal of 100% clean energy by 2035. It is defined as having 100% of the electricity sold in the state come from clean sources by January 1, 2035, combined with clean energy market mechanisms and support for clean energy standards. increase.new jersey
- Hired by Executive Order No. 316 A goal of 400,000 homes and 20,000 commercial properties with zero-carbon heating and cooling systems by 2030, with 10% of all low- to middle-income (LMI) properties electrified.
- initiated by Executive Order No. 317 Work with key stakeholders, including the state’s local utilities, organized workers, and the New Jersey Public Utilities Commission (BPU) to guide the process of planning for the future of New Jersey’s natural gas operations.
- $70 million allocated for non-mandatory Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction to reduce consumer up-front costs for EV adoption in mid- and heavy-duty vehicles
- Initiation of stakeholder process to adopt Advanced Clean Cars II in New Jersey. This requires all new car and light truck sales to be zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2035.
- The proposed NJ PACT REAL rule, scheduled for summer 2023, will provide homeowners, businesses, and infrastructure with enhanced flood protection against increased flooding in river and coastal areas.
“The actions announced by Gov. Murphy today have the potential to meaningfully and equitably transform New Jersey’s energy sector and economy. We have long made it clear that we are ready for bold advances in power, and we are grateful to the Murphy administration for respecting the will of the people, and to ensure that these commitments are ineffective in communities across the state. We hope these commitments will soon be put into action to bring polluting energy, life-sustaining jobs and resilience,” said Elowyn Corby, Vote Solar’s Mid-Atlantic regional director. increase.
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