1.22.18: Statement On RGGI Legislation

For Immediate Release: January 22, 2018

"TODAY'S DEVELOPMENT IS GREAT NEWS FOR NEW JERSEY, AND MARKS A POSITIVE STEP FORWARD FOR GOVERNOR MURPHY'S AMBITIOUS ENERGY AGENDA"

 

Trenton, NJ - Matt Fossen, spokesperson for the NJ Coalition for Fair Energy, released the following statement today after S. 874 and S. 611 - bills pertaining to New Jersey’s re-entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) - passed through the State Environment and Energy Committee:

“Today’s development is great news for New Jersey, and marks a positive step forward for Governor Murphy’s ambitious energy agenda. Rejoining RGGI would help New Jersey on many fronts, and demonstrate that legislators are thinking seriously about our future. Every dollar spent on energy in New Jersey either moves us forward or steers us backward. Today’s vote shows legislators want to do the former, and favor preparing for 2060 rather than recreating 1960. It also resembles yet another existing regional resource that struggling nuclear generators could rely on, thereby negating the need for special legislative handouts.”

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