Nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in New Jersey come from the transportation sector.

Light-duty vehicles, like the standard family car, are the dominant source of emissions. However, mid-and heavy-duty vehicles drive at low speeds, all day spewing toxic air pollution into our communities and atmosphere. #ElectrifyNJ is a subset of Jersey Renews partners focusing on climate mitigation through electrification of public transportation.

Electrification alone isn’t enough.

A just transition to renewable energy requires that we uphold worker and civil rights. This means that everyone should have the right and access to free (or at least affordable) public transportation run on clean, renewable energy regardless of age, race, or class. It also includes supporting the rights of workers to organize in the sectors that will build, operate and maintain public transportation infrastructure, as well as provide the services.

Press & Events

2511, 2019

Press Release: Jersey Renews Hosts A Day of Action in Support of Electric Vehicles Lobby Day to Urge the Passing of S2252/A4819

November 25th, 2019|0 Comments

For Immediate Release: November 25, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, (609) 214-5110 Trenton, NJ - Today, Jersey Renews hosted a day of action to urge legislators to pass the electric vehicle bill S2252/A4819. Supporters [...]

1909, 2019

Recap: EV Showcase in Edison

September 19th, 2019|0 Comments

On September 18, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric cars -- and the promise of a zero-carbon transportation [...]

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Opinion Editorials

2005, 2019

Electric cars can combat air pollution

May 20th, 2019|

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 [...]


New Jersey Work Environment Council fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

An alliance of 70 labor, community, & environmental organization working together for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC links workers, communities, and environmentalists through training, technical assistance, grassroots organizing, and public policy campaigns to promote dialogue, collaboration, and joint action.

GreenFaith fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

GreenFaith is an interfaith coalition for the environment that works with houses of worship, religious schools, and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards.

We believe in addressing environmental issues holistically, and are committed to being a one-stop shop for the resources and tools religious institutions need to engage environmental issues and become religious-environmental leaders.

Environment New Jersey fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

Environment New Jersey is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. Environment New Jersey protects the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment.

Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.

Clean Water Action New Jersey fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

Tri-State Transportation Campaign fights for an equitable, safe, multi-modal transportation network that provides options and supports the economies of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Tri-State Transportation Campaign has four main priorities: fixing our commutes, meeting our climate goals, stopping traffic deaths, and making transportation fair.

Isles, Inc. fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

Founded in 1981, Isles, Inc. is a community development and environmental organization based in Trenton, New Jersey. With a mission to foster self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities, we design and develop effective services that support this mission and share what we learn with others who can make a difference.