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Creating an Equitable, Pro-Worker
Clean Energy Economy 

Following a robust community engagement process, the coalition built consensus around four key policy objectives that will further position New Jersey as a national leader committed to achieving an inclusive clean energy transition.

Policy Objectives:

Equity

Ensure NJ's clean energy transition is affordable and that Black, Brown, and low-income communities are prioritized. 

  • Permanently establish BPU's Office of Clean Energy Equity. 

  • Expand energy efficiency programs so more households can benefit from home upgrades to reduce energy bills.

  • Allow families to self-attest to their income when signing up for community solar.

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Health

Improve air quality in overburdened communities.

 

  • Reduce emissions 50 percent below 2006 levels by 2030

  • Require all state agencies to prioritize reductions of harmful air emissions and deny project proposals inconsistent with NJ’s climate goals

  • Deploy an air quality monitoring network in overburdened communities 

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Workers

Support Well-Paying Green Jobs and Displaced Fossil Fuel Workers.

  • Create community-based workforce development hubs to provide job training resources and wrap around services like childcare and transportation

  • Support clean energy businesses owned by women and people and color

  • Establish an Office of Just Transition to support displaced fossil fuel workers

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Clean Energy

Transition our power sector to 100% clean electricity affordably and equitably. The sooner solar and offshore wind projects are built, the sooner we can transition away from dirty energy.

  • Codify and implement Governor Murphy's Executive Order of 11 GW of offshore wind by 2040.

  • Establish a 100% Clean Electricity Standard that improves air quality by reducing emissions and supports in-state job creation. 

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