New Jersey

New Jersey 2018-03-13T18:15:36+00:00

After leading successful campaigns to stop fossil fuel development like the Pilgrim Pipelines, we know we can take on the dirty energy industry — and win! It’s time to think even bigger. While we lack national leadership on climate, New Jersey has an opportunity right now to lead the United States to a 100% clean energy future. 

Addressing climate change requires bold action. That’s why we’re building a broad-based coalition to draft and pass legislation that will get us to 100% clean energy by the year 2035.

On February 1, we took that message to Trenton, where Senator Patrick Diegnan and Assemblyman Tim Eustace unveiled bills that will get New Jersey to that goal. Now we must build support to make these bills law.

Have questions or want to get involved in the campaign? Contact Matt Smith, New Jersey Organizer: [email protected] 

Our NJ Off Fossil Fuels coalition is working on a bold vision that will:

  • Require every source of energy pollution in New Jersey to directly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and harmful co-pollutants like sulfur oxides, particulates and mercury;

  • Prioritize these reductions in environmental justice communities;

  • Facilitate a just transition for impacted workers and ensure energy affordability in low-income communities;

  • And create incentive programs to build solar and wind energy in New Jersey, creating a clean energy economy in the state.

We also need to make sure clean energy is actually clean. Right now, dirty energy sources like trash incinerators and biogas are counted toward our state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS). And some political leaders are promoting cap and trade, carbon pricing, and other market-based schemes that simply don’t work. We’re saying NO to all of these false solutions, and calling for truly renewable and 100% clean energy by 2035. Nothing less.

It will take a powerful grassroots movement to move New Jersey off fossil fuels.
We can’t settle for half-measures: tell your legislators to support 100% clean energy.