TRENTON – The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) new energy efficiency program.
“In May 2018, through Governor Murphy’s signing the bipartisan and landmark Clean Energy Act, New Jersey made a commitment to be a leader in energy efficiency. The cheapest energy is the energy we don’t use, the energy we save through simple energy efficiency improvements like insulation, upgraded windows and doors, and more efficient heating and cooling and appliances,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “For two years, we’ve been working with the BPU and our partners to ensure we create an energy efficiency program that lives up to the promises by prioritizing investments in the communities that need it most, lowering energy bills, expanding our clean energy workforce into communities of color that have been historically absent from this sector, and catalyzing good local family-sustaining jobs that can’t be exported. We celebrate the beginning of this new phase in our clean energy transition, and congratulate the Murphy administration, legislature, and our partners for their tireless work to ensure low-income communities and families of color see the benefits of a just transition to clean energy.”