Achieving our 100% Clean Energy Future
Pass a 100% Clean Energy by 2050 Legislation
Why is this on our agenda?
While Washington, DC is moving in the wrong direction, the climate crisis we are facing necessitates us to take bold actions and make strong policy decisions. Fortunately, New Jersey has witnessed a whirlwind of success for our clean energy economy.
- On April 12, 2018, the New Jersey Legislature passed the bipartisan landmark clean energy bill, requiring, at the time, New Jersey to achieve the highest standard for renewable energy in the country. It reestablished New Jersey’s commitment to addressing the climate crisis and showcased our state as a national leader in the clean energy economy by requiring 50% of the state’s electricity to come from clean renewable sources by 2030. The bill was a momentous achievement, putting us on the right path but New Jersey isn’t stopping here.
- Just recently in November 2019, we’ve seen New Jersey double down on its commitment to our clean energy future. Governor Murphy has more than doubled our offshore wind commitment to a total of 7500MW by 2035, which will catalyze thousands of good local jobs.
- In addition, his administration has said No to major fossil fuel projects including the PennEast Pipeline, the Williams Transco Northeast Supply Extension project, and the North Bergen Liberty Fracked Gas Power Plant in the Meadowlands.
- The Murphy administration's draft Energy Master Plan outlines laudable goals like ending all residential natural gas interconnections.
New Jersey LCV will make it a priority to continue building on this momentum so that the state can reach its maximum potential as a national leader in clean energy and ensure the Garden State achieves 100% Clean Energy by 2050.