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.
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.
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
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
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.