Press Release: Labor, Environment, & Faith Leaders Demand Electrification of NJ Transit Fleet

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2018 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Electrification Now: Labor, Environment, & Faith Leaders Demand Electrification of NJ Transit Fleet Newark, NJ –On Wednesday, June 13 the Jersey Renews coalition, represented by a crew of delegates from the broad and varied base of supporters, testified at the NJ [...]

By | 2018-06-14T15:29:30+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Press|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 | 2018-05-24T10:35:34+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Press|0 Comments

Jersey Renews Launches Business Affiliates

Press Release For Immediate Release: May 14, 2018 Contact: Dan Fatton, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Jersey Renews Launches Business Affiliates: Business Community Joins Labor, Faith, & Environmental Organizations Demanding State Action on Climate Change Trenton, NJ - Jersey Renews announced endorsements of its platform from [...]

By | 2018-05-14T10:29:45+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Press|0 Comments

Op-Ed: Workers and Environmentalists Stand in Solidarity on Climate

"The Trump administration has taken significant steps backward on climate policies from abandoning the Paris climate agreement to loosening emissions regulations on vehicles to removing the word “science” from the EPA’s mission statement altogether. But the science of climate change cannot be scrubbed so easily. As the effects of climate change become a reality, we [...]

By | 2018-05-07T14:48:57+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Press|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 | 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

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