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

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

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

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

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 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

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, (+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

Statement on Gov. Murphy 2020 Budget Address

For Immediate Release: March 5, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, (609) 214-5110 Governor Murphy gave his 2020 Budget Address this afternoon, a far-ranging speech on opportunities for growth and change that will ensure a secure future for New Jerseyans. We are glad to hear to the governor is planning to invest in New Jersey [...]

By |2019-03-05T15:53:11-05:00March 5th, 2019|Press|0 Comments

Press Release: VW Funds for Electrification of Transportation is a Good Start, Still Far to Go

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Trenton – On Thursday the Department of Environmental Protection announced allocations for the first round of VW settlement funding. The funds were made available to all states as a result of federal action against Volkswagen for fraudulent emissions reports. New Jersey [...]

By |2019-03-05T15:52:05-05:00March 4th, 2019|ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

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