Big News for the Green Economy: 2nd Offshore Wind Award Announced

Photo Credit Luke Gordon Today, June 30, 2021, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced the winners of the second offshore wind solicitation of 2,658 megawatts to and Atlantic Shores for construction of wind turbines off the Jersey Shore. The projects will create approximately 7,000 good paying jobs across the state [...]

By |2021-07-02T12:28:47-04:00June 30th, 2021|News, Press, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legislators Push to End Raids to NJ Transit & Clean Energy Fund

For Immediate Release: June 21st, 2021 Contact: Janna Chernetz, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, 908-208-0083, janna@tstc.org Doug O’Malley, Environment NJ, 917-449-6812, domalley@environmentnewjersey.org David Pringle, Clean Water Action, 908-967-1672, dpringle1988@gmail.com Deb Coyle, NJ Work Environment Council, 609-707-1320, dcoyle@njwec.org Legislators Push to End Raids to NJ Transit & Clean Energy Fund Trenton, NJ -- As state leaders finalize [...]

By |2021-06-21T17:15:17-04:00June 21st, 2021|News, Press|0 Comments

Press Statement: Sen. Weinberg Sponsors Budget Resolutions Supporting Full Transit Funding & An End to Clean Energy Fund Raids

Sen. Loretta Weinberg proposed two budget resolutions yesterday in support of full funding for New Jersey Transit and an end to Clean Energy Fund raids, which she outlined in a statement issued early last week (The full statement can be viewed here.) The full FY22 state budget must be finalized and approved by the end [...]

By |2021-06-09T19:06:50-04:00June 8th, 2021|News, Press, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Press Statement: Jersey Renews Thanks Sen. Loretta Weinberg for Supporting Full Transit Funding & An End to Clean Energy Fund Raids

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2021 Contact: Berenice Tompkins, 914-564-3094, btompkins@njwec.org Sen. Loretta Weinberg issued the below statement in support of full funding for New Jersey Transit and an end to Clean Energy Fund raids. (The full statement can also be viewed here.) The full FY22 state budget must be finalized and approved by the [...]

By |2021-06-02T12:35:51-04:00June 2nd, 2021|News, Press|0 Comments

Press Statement: Biden Administration Accelerates NJ Wind and “Good, Union Jobs”

Top officials in the Biden Administration announced a set of actions to support rapid expansion of offshore wind energy, with a primary goal of creating “tens of thousands of high-paying, union jobs.” Nationwide, the Administration plans to offer $3 billion in loan guarantees for offshore wind projects and has set a target to deploy 30,000 [...]

By |2021-03-30T18:55:34-04:00March 30th, 2021|News, Press|0 Comments

Murphy Urged to End NJ Transit, Clean Energy Fund Diversions

Originally published in New Jersey 101.5 TRENTON — In advance of Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget plan being proposed Tuesday, groups have begun publicly pressing for him to end longstanding budget practices that shortchange priorities. Among the issues on that lengthy list are NJ Transit, which uses money from its capital program to pay operating costs, [...]

By |2021-02-25T18:08:51-05:00February 22nd, 2021|News, Press|0 Comments

Stop raiding Clean Energy Funds to plug holes in NJ Transit budget, advocates say to Murphy

Originally published by NJ.com: https://www.nj.com/news/2021/02/stop-raiding-clean-energy-funds-to-plug-holes-in-nj-transit-budget-advocates-say-to-murphy.html Stop raiding Clean Energy Funds to plug holes in NJ Transit budget, advocates say to Murphy Updated Feb 17, 2021; Posted Feb 17, 2021 By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Are two “green” goals competing with each other for funds in the state? A group of transit, environment and [...]

By |2021-07-16T15:03:29-04:00February 17th, 2021|News, Press|0 Comments

Press Statement: New Office on Climate Action Could Help Build the Just, Green Economy New Jersey Needs Now

Statement from Berenice Tompkins, Jersey Renews Organizer, NJ Work Environment Council  Newark - Today, Governor Murphy appeared alongside labor and community advocates to announce the launch of New Jersey’s Office on Climate Action and the Green Economy. The new office, to be headed by Jane Cohen, will coordinate clean energy and emissions reduction projects and [...]

By |2021-02-16T15:04:32-05:00February 16th, 2021|News, Press|0 Comments

Statement on Creation of Office of Climate Action & Green Economy

Originally published by NJWEC: https://njwec.org/2021/02/statement-on-creation-of-office-of-climate-action-green-economy/ Statement on Creation of Office of Climate Action & Green Economy Governor Murphy Announces new Office on Climate Action & the Green Economy Statement from Debra Coyle McFadden, Executive Director, NJ Work Environment Council  Today, February 16, 2021, Governor Murphy signed a Executive Order 221 to create a new climate office with [...]

By |2021-07-16T15:01:10-04:00February 16th, 2021|News, Press|0 Comments

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