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 | 2018-02-07T12:18:34+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Press|0 Comments

Activists call for more electric public transportation

Renewable energy advocates rallied in City Hall today to call for the electrification of New Jersey's public-transportation system. The event, organized by Jersey Renews along with the Amalgamated Transit Union, came the day after "transit equity day," an effort by the labor movement to call attention to climate change and promote public transit as a [...]

By | 2018-02-07T12:19:02+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Press|0 Comments

Climate Change is a Public Health Crisis

As global temperatures steadily increase, climate change threatens to inflict further harm on communities in New Jersey, particularly as sea levels rise and extreme weather events increase in frequency and severity. The NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance recently released a New Jersey Climate and Health Profile Report, which summarizes some of the changes we can expect [...]

By | 2017-12-19T18:03:32+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Will N.J. be a hub or a bust for wind turbines? | Opinion

"The landmark 2010 Offshore Wind Economic Development Act should have made New Jersey national leader in offshore wind. Yet, for seven years, little action has been taken to capitalize on this opportunity for creating family-sustaining jobs, increasing clean energy production, and stimulating economic development. Gov. Chris Christie -- and now the Trump administration-- has stalled, [...]

By | 2017-10-10T14:32:52+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Op-Ed: Sink or Swim? Time for Serious Action on Climate in NJ

"The latest hurricane disasters are yet another wake-up call. Climate change is happening and causing sea-level rise, worsening storm surges, increasing air temperatures that lead to more rainfall, and boosting water temperatures — all of which make storms more severe. July 2017 was the hottest month ever measured on earth, raising the temperature (up to [...]

By | 2017-10-05T11:44:17+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Experts Discuss Offshore Wind, State’s Energy Future

"'To not believe in climate change at this point is ludicrous,” said Patrick Hossay, a professor of sustainability at Stockton University. “You can choose to not believe in gravity, but if you jump off of a building…you’re going to die.' Plenty of ideas are out in the open regarding the changing climate around the world. But [...]

By | 2017-08-17T14:12:58+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Offshore wind proponents voice support in Atlantic City

"On Wednesday, before the backdrop of several large wind turbines that power the Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s wastewater treatment facility, the environmental coalition Jersey Renews held a panel conference to discuss advancing offshore wind projects in New Jersey. The panel included voices from across all spectrums — faith leaders, environmental groups, health care and industrial [...]

By | 2017-08-17T14:13:40+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Greenfaith creates coalition to promote healthy environment

"Jersey Renews is looking for a few good rabbis. Two New Jersey rabbis are among 10 clergy in the state who have signed on to endorse Jersey Renews, a coalition of over 30 NJ-based faith, labor, community, and environmental organizations committed to fighting climate change in the state. The organization is looking for 100 clergy [...]

By | 2017-03-07T23:09:00+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

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