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Newsworth Jersey: June 2019

July 3, 2019

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

Mount Arlington Students Present to NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy
June 22, 2019 | hopatconglakeregionalnews.com
“Mount Arlington School PowerSave Team had an opportunity to shared about the school's Alliance to Save Energy PowerSave Schools Program as well as the school's Pedal-A-Watt system with NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy. The First Lady reached out to the District last week requesting the opportunity to view some of the schools' sustainability theme projects.”
http://www.hopatconglakeregionalnews.com/index.php/news/mount-arlington-region/3173-mount-alington-students-present-to-nj-first-lady-tammy-murphy

New Jersey picks Danish firm Orsted for wind energy project
June 21, 2019 | Washington Post
“The state Board of Public Utilities on Friday chose Orsted to build a project that would generate 1,100 megawatts of electricity.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/new-jersey-picks-danish-firm-orsted-for-wind-energy-project/2019/06/21/4912ade8-947a-11e9-956a-88c291ab5c38_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2b8f7f2c87ba

Another power plant is proposed for the Meadowlands, this time by NJ Transit
June 24, 2019 | North Jersey Record
“NJ Transit is proposing to build a gas-fired power plant in the Meadowlands, a move that promises to keep local and Amtrak rail lines reliably powered even during extreme weather, but would add another major source of greenhouse gas emissions to the region.”
https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/environment/2019/06/21/nj-transit-wants-build-power-plant-meadowlands-kearny-amtrak/1509679001/

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR ENERGY STORAGE, A KEY ELEMENT OF NJ’S CLEAN-ENERGY FUTURE?
June 20, 2019 | NJSpotlight.com
“Down the road, energy storage could help New Jersey realize a sustainable energy future by including grid stabilization for offshore-wind projects and electric vehicle charging stations — two big priorities the analysis suggests should be pursued. The state is expected to approve the construction of New Jersey’s first offshore-wind farms at a meeting of the Board of Public Utilities tomorrow.”
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/06/19/whats-in-store-for-energy-storage-a-key-element-of-njs-clean-energy-future/

New Jersey adopts rules to rejoin RGGI, heading to 100% clean energy by 2050
June 18, 2019 | Utilitydive.com
“Gov. Phil Murphy, D, on Monday announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has formally adopted two rules that will allow the state to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).“
https://www.utilitydive.com/news/new-jersey-adopts-rules-to-rejoin-rggi-heading-to-100-clean-energy-by-205/557078/

Six Flags is now one of world’s only solar-powered theme parks. Here’s why that’s huge.
June 12, 2019 | NJ.com
“After years spent touting its latest roller coasters and safari revamps, Six Flags Great Adventure has a new claim to fame: one of the world’s first solar-powered amusement parks.”
https://www.nj.com/news/2019/06/six-flags-is-now-one-of-worlds-1st-solar-powered-theme-parks-more-clean-energy-is-on-the-way.html

Murphy administration releases long-awaited Energy Master Plan
June 11, 2019 | NJTV
“Environmental and consumer advocates describe a new energy future featuring plug-in electric cars, offshore wind, solar and nuclear power. They all play major roles in Gov. Phil Murphy’s long-awaited Energy Master Plan that aims at achieving a 100% clean energy economy by 2050 — significantly reducing carbon pollution mostly by targeting fossil-fueled cars and homes.”
https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/murphy-administration-releases-long-awaited-energy-master-plan/

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