Press Release: Transit Equity Rally in Paterson – Workers & Community Members Advocate for Accessible Public Transit Run on Clean, Renewable Energy

For Immediate Release: Feb 4, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Paterson, NJ – Several dozen people gathered at City Hall on Monday, February 4 to show support for the electrification of New Jersey’s transportation system. The event, organized by Jersey Renews in partnership with the Amalgamated Transit Union, brought together a [...]

By | 2019-02-06T14:17:36-04:00 February 4th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Drive Electric Month Recap

Throughout October, which we have dubbed “Drive Electric Month,” Jersey Renews and partners hosted ride and drives across the state for elected officials and residents and an electric vehicle blessing in Paterson for faith leaders to get to know and test drive electric vehicles. Each event featured several different electric vehicles - the mainstays being [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:34:05-04:00 November 16th, 2018|ElectrifyNJ, Events|0 Comments

Press Release: Electric Bus Report Bolsters Call to Electrify NJ Transit Bus Fleet Statewide Coalition Advocates for Transit Electrification, Transparency, and Fewer Emissions at Energy Master Plan Hearing

For Immediate Release: October 10, 2018 Contact: Doug O’Malley, Environment New Jersey, (609) 392-5151 Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, (609) 214-5110 Electric Bus Report Bolsters Call to Electrify NJ Transit Bus Fleet Statewide Coalition Advocates for Transit Electrification, Transparency, and Fewer Emissions at Energy Master Plan Hearing Newark – If New Jersey Transit transitioned [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:34:27-04:00 October 19th, 2018|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Press Release: On Eve of Global Climate Summit, Jersey Renews Joins Other State Leaders To Call for Electrification of State Transit Bus Fleets To Fight Air Pollution & Climate Change

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Contact: Doug O’Malley, domalley@environmentnewjersey.org, Cell: 917-449-6812 On Eve of Global Climate Summit, Jersey Renews Joins Other State Leaders To Call for Electrification of State Transit Bus Fleets To Fight Air Pollution & Climate Change Burlingame, CA – Jersey Renews partners, including Environment New Jersey, GreenFaith and Jobs [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:34:54-04:00 September 11th, 2018|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Trump Administration Pushing for Clean Car Rollbacks, Stunting State’s Ability to Enforce Stricter Regulations

This week, the Trump administration has begun efforts to rollback Clean Car Standards and reduce the agency of states to create their own, more intensive regulations for vehicle emissions like the California Clean Cars Program, of which New Jersey is a part. The transportation sector is the largest source of pollution in the country. In [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:35:35-04:00 August 3rd, 2018|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Event Recap: Electric Vehicle Blessing

On Monday, May 21, more than 20 Newark clergy and more than 50 other community members gathered at Mount Olivet Baptist Church to bless electric vehicles and for a symposium about the public health and environmental benefits of electric transportation. Local pastors Rev. Ronald Tuff and Pastor Bryant R. Ali led an Electric Vehicle [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:36:11-04:00 May 24th, 2018|ElectrifyNJ, Events|0 Comments

ADVOCACY ALERT: 3 Bills to Reduce Emissions with Electric Vehicles

Jersey Renews has three top goals: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing clean energy infrastructure, and ensuring good, family-sustaining jobs. In New Jersey, nearly 50% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. Light-duty vehicles, like the standard family car, are the dominant source of transportation emissions but heavy-duty vehicles, like diesel trucks [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:36:44-04:00 May 22nd, 2018|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

Event Recap: Jersey City is Hopping on the Transit Electrification Train

On Tuesday, February 6, Jersey Renews partnered with the Amalgamated Transit Union, New Jersey Working Families Alliance and other allies to host a rally in Jersey City on electrification of transit as part of Transit Equity Day, a national day of action organized by The Labor Network for Sustainability. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:38:16-04:00 February 7th, 2018|ElectrifyNJ, Events|0 Comments

On Transit Equity Day, Jersey City issues request for proposals to go electric

In the near future, Jersey City residents that ditch their traditional carbon-emitting vehicle engines in favor of electric vehicles may have the option to charge their batteries right within their own neighborhoods in light of a new request for proposals issued by the city. Mayor Steven Fulop announced today at a City Hall press conference [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:39:01-04:00 February 7th, 2018|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

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