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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

Jersey Renews Statement on Murphy Admin’s Green Light for VW Settlement & EV Partnership

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Murphy Administration Gives Green Lights for VW Settlement & EV Partnership Trenton – The following is a statement from Norah Langweiler, Jersey Renews campaign organizer. "The announcements today from Governor Murphy and NJDEP are important steps forward in the electrification of [...]

By |2019-06-03T17:28:26-04:00June 3rd, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Jersey Renews Attends Roundtable with Congressman Pallone

On Wednesday, May 29, Jersey Renews participated in a roundtable session hosted by Congressman Frank Pallone to discuss the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's America Act, a bill that allocates funding to improve broadband, water, clean energy, and healthcare infrastructure as well as funding to make brownfield redevelopment more flexible. More than two dozen organizations attended [...]

By |2019-06-03T10:38:47-04:00May 30th, 2019|Press|0 Comments

Electric cars can combat air pollution

By Fran Gallagher Every year, hundreds of New Jerseyans die prematurely from air pollution released from diesel vehicles, like trucks and buses, cars, and rail. Our car-dependent culture has us traversing the highways and our neighborhood streets, adding to ground-level emissions that not only release air pollutants, but also contribute to climate change. That has [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:47:24-05:00May 20th, 2019|Electrify Opinion|0 Comments

Electric Vehicles Mean Good Jobs, Cleaner Air, Healthier Children Mean Stronger Paterson According to Mayor Andre Sayegh, GreenFaith Say

PATERSON, NJ - More than 60 elected officials, members of the clergy, and local residents enjoyed bright sunshine as they viewed and learned the benefits of the more than one dozen electric cars, as well as a hybrid vehicle that runs on both gasoline and a battery, on display in the parking lot Paterson’s historic [...]

By |2019-05-13T10:57:03-04:00May 9th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Event Recap: Electric Vehicle Blessing with Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh, GreenFaith, & Jersey Renews

On Wednesday, May 8, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh and Councilman Luis Velez joined Jersey Renews as partners GreenFaith, NJ Work Environment Council, and Environment New Jersey at the Calvary Baptist Church for an electric vehicle blessing on a sunny afternoon. Led by Rev. Dr. Randall Lassiter, Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, leaders of [...]

By |2019-06-03T10:36:55-04:00May 9th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Events|0 Comments

Press Release: Paterson Mayor and Local Legislators Join African-American Pastors in Calling for Passage of Electric Vehicle Legislation

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Brett Nadrich, Communications Director, GreenFaith, brett@greenfaith.org (+1-732-588-6162) Paterson, NJ — On Wednesday, May 8, one week before an expected pivotal vote on S2252/A4819 (an omnibus bill to develop incentives and infrastructure for electric transportation across New Jersey), city and state government officials [...]

By |2019-05-13T10:57:48-04:00May 8th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

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