Newsworthy Jersey: April 2019

May 1, 2019

We rounded up some of the top energy efficiency and clean energy news effecting New Jersey residents and businesses in April. 

New sense of urgency in state’s mission to reduce global warming 
NJ Spotlight | April 25, 2019
“With a heightened sense of urgency that had been lacking at previous legislative hearings on climate change, Murphy administration officials and climate experts discussed pending actions to reduce global warming and, perhaps more importantly, what needs to be addressed in the future.”

Most state residents support incentives for energy-saving improvements 
New Jersey Globe | April 25, 2019
“An overwhelming majority of New Jerseyans support forcing utility companies to provide incentives for low-income residents to purchase energy-saving improvements to their homes, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Thursday.”

NJBPU receives award
Mycentraljersey.com | April 11, 2019
“The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR through its Clean Energy Program. The Sustained Excellence Award is the highest honor of all the ENERGY STAR awards. NJBPU was recognized within the Home Performance category. This is the 10th time NJBPU has been honored with an ENERGY STAR award in the past 11 years. For more information on the NJBPU, visit www.nj.gov/bpu. For more information about the New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP), visit www.NJCleanEnergy.com.”

N.J. is warming at an alarming rate and it’s making our air harder to breathe
NJ.com | April 21, 2019
“While New Jersey’s escalating temperatures magnify the risks of damaging storms and flooding — both well-documented consequences of climate change — the hazards of declining air quality are less widely discussed."

New Jersey Resident Finds Unique Ways to Maximize Energy Efficiency in His Life
Tapinto.net | April 22, 2019
“I’ve always since I remember, was conscious of basically seeing things as not being taken for granted," he said while talking to TAPinto. "[Just because] something is there for me, doesn’t mean that it’s there as an infinite resource.”