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Memo to NJ Transit: Fix bus service or face continuing decline in riders

"NJ Transit must make sweeping updates to its bus operations or face the continuation of a decade-long decline in riders on its most used mass transit service. “More customers ride bus than rail; however, bus does not get the attention it deserves,” said Janna Chernetz, deputy director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, which released [...]

By |2019-10-31T11:16:32-04:00October 30th, 2019|Press|0 Comments

Recap: EV Showcase in Edison

On September 18, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric cars -- and the promise of a zero-carbon transportation future for New Jersey -- for a test drive during National Drive Electric Week.  Edison Councilman Coyle, Councilman Patil, and [...]

By |2019-10-11T09:33:58-04:00September 19th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Events|0 Comments

Jersey Renews submits Energy Master Plan Comments

On Monday, September 16 Jersey Renews submitted a thorough round of comments to the Board of Public utilities. The culmination of months of testimony, research, and collaboration, Jersey Renews' comments represent the wide breadth of the coalition, touching on the variety of topics the BPU is considering. Jersey Renews’ comments spanned the same wide [...]

By |2019-09-30T08:47:33-04:00September 16th, 2019|Press|0 Comments

Recap: Time for Turbines 2019

On Friday, August 16th nearly 250 people packed the Stockton University Fannie Lou Hamer room for Time for Turbines, the third annual New Jersey offshore wind conference hosted by Jersey Renews and the Business Network for Offshore Wind. This singular conference brings together labor leaders, environmental advocates, government representatives, and industry leaders to connect [...]

By |2019-08-30T14:09:23-04:00August 20th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

OPINION: Trenton mayor: One bill could supercharge the city’s transportation, jobs and clean air

By Reed Gusciora and Andre Thomas Creating a healthy and sustainable Trenton requires access to family-sustaining jobs for everyone while ensuring residents have safe, reliable, affordable, and functional transportation options that will get them to their places of employment and home at the end of their shift. Isles, Inc. focuses on community development and environmental [...]

By |2019-09-04T14:31:26-04:00July 19th, 2019|Electrify Opinion|0 Comments

Time for Turbines 2019

Time for Turbines is back for the third year and, this year, it’s bigger than ever. We’ve expanded from a half-day to a full day's agenda and moved to a bigger location to accommodate everyone. Our packed schedule includes a welcome from Tim Sullivan, CEO of NJ Economic Development Authority, panels on government resources [...]

By |2019-07-19T11:22:44-04:00July 19th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

Call on State to Ensure EV Development Is Equitable, Helps Poorer Communities

Coalition urges statewide plan to electrify transportation sector, making sure that communities hit hard by pollution are prioritized By Tom Johnson If and when the state gets around to electrifying the transportation sector, it must ensure urban and low-income communities that bear the brunt of its pollution share in that transformation, according to an advocacy [...]

By |2019-09-30T08:59:58-04:00July 1st, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

White Paper: Transportation Electrification – Keeping an Eye on Equity

On Wednesday, June 26, Jersey Renews released the white paper Transportation Electrification: Keeping an Eye on Equity. The paper is broken down categories of electrification: private vehicles, private fleets, public fleets, and NJ Transit and addresses why electrification of that system matters, who it helps, barriers, and steps to make an electrification a reality. [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:03:23-04:00June 27th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Events|0 Comments

New Jersey Just Made History: BPU Announces Winner of 1,100 MW Offshore Wind Solicitation

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 New Jersey Just Made History BPU Announces Winner of 1,100 MW Offshore Wind Solicitation Trenton - Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced Orsted/OceanWind as the winner of the first round of solicitations to build offshore wind turbines on [...]

By |2019-06-21T12:55:29-04:00June 21st, 2019|Press|0 Comments

OPINION: New Jersey needs more electric transit to fight climate change

By Barbara Rosen and Debra Coyle McFadden Climate change is the greatest threat to public health of the 21st century, with disproportionate harm borne by the most vulnerable and disadvantaged New Jerseyans among us. Fortunately, a 21st century clean technology solution is available. Transition to an electrified transportation system will reduce the use of petroleum-fueled [...]

By |2019-09-04T14:30:30-04:00June 20th, 2019|Electrify Opinion|0 Comments

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