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

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

‘Time for Turbines IV’ Virtual Conference Highlights Good, Green Jobs in New Jersey’s Expanding Offshore Wind Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021   Contact: William P. O’Hearn, Offshore Power LLC, 201.486.2034 Doug O’Malley, Environment New Jersey, 917.449.6812 Taft Communications   Trenton, NJ—In a year when everything has been different, the fourth annual Time for Turbines offshore wind energy event was no exception. It was re-formatted as a free, two-day, half-day virtual [...]

By |2021-02-08T13:17:56-05:00January 27th, 2021|News, Press|0 Comments

New Paulsboro Offshore Wind Factory Is an Opportunity for NJ Workers and Our Climate 

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Contact: Berenice Tompkins (914) 564-3094 btompkins@njwec.org Trenton -- Governor Murphy’s announcement today of a $250 million investment in the Paulsboro Marine Terminal positions New Jersey to have the largest offshore wind manufacturing facility in the United States. This is the state’s second offshore wind manufacturing milestone in six [...]

By |2020-12-22T15:34:52-05:00December 22nd, 2020|News, Press|0 Comments

Op-Ed: Back to Normal Isn’t Good Enough for New Jerseyans

By Berenice Tompkins and Richard Lawton Original piece published in NJ Star Ledger With COVID-19 showing no sign of letting up, politicians and everyday people alike speak longingly of the day when we can finally return to normal. Facing continued vulnerability to sickness, unemployment, homelessness, and uncertainty about what the future holds even a month [...]

By |2020-12-15T09:23:10-05:00November 16th, 2020|News, Press|0 Comments

Press Release: Jersey Renews Coalition Calls for a Recovery Budget That Centers Climate, Communities and Workers

For Immediate Release: September 17th, 2020 Contact: Berenice Tompkins, cell: 914-564-3094 Trenton - Jersey Renews, a coalition of over sixty labor, environmental, and community organizations, released a letter today to guide the FY21 budget. We believe that New Jersey does not have to choose between recovering from COVID-19 and addressing pollution and climate change -- [...]

By |2020-09-17T17:26:52-04:00September 17th, 2020|News, Press, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Press Release: Ahead of Budget, Jersey Renews Charts Path To a Just, Green Recovery for NJ

Jersey Renews Coalition, including labor, faith, community and environmental voices and hundreds of thousands of members, advocates for key recovery programs ahead of FY21 Budget Contact: Berenice Tompkins, Campaign Coordinator, Jersey Renews, 914-564-3094, btompkins@njwec.org Doug O’Malley, Director, Environment New Jersey, 917-449-6812, domalley@environmentnewjersey.org Deb Coyle McFadden, Executive Director, NJWEC, 609-882-6736, dcoyle@njwec.org   MEDIA RELEASE   Ahead [...]

By |2020-08-20T20:00:01-04:00August 20th, 2020|Press|0 Comments

Press Release: New Jersey Joins 15-State Truck Electrification Pact, Committing to Lead On Air Pollution and Climate Change 

For Immediate Release:  July 14th, 2020 Contact: Berenice Tompkins, Cell: 914-564-3094 New Jersey Joins 15-State Truck Electrification Pact, Committing to Lead On Air Pollution and Climate Change  Truck Electrification Will Be Focus For RGGI Funds, Pact Follows CA’s Lead on Electric Trucks Trenton -- Today New Jersey was one of fifteen states to release an [...]

By |2020-07-14T16:41:48-04:00July 14th, 2020|Electrify Opinion, ElectrifyNJ, Press|0 Comments

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