The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced that it will conduct the first two public stakeholder meetings on the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan this week on Wednesday, July 17 in Trenton. Six meetings are planned in total.
Through Executive Order 28, state Governor Murphy set an ambitious goal in June, setting New Jersey on the path toward 100% clean energy by 2050.
The plan defines clean energy as carbon-neutral electricity generation and maximum electrification of the transportation and building sectors to meet or exceed the Global Warming Response Act greenhouse emissions reductions of 80% relative to 2006 levels by 2050.
The Master Plan is expected to create new jobs, industries, and workforce development as the state expands its green economy, providing new opportunities for New Jerseys residents and business community.
The first meeting on July 17 is scheduled to take place from 10am to 1pm. The second meeting will take place from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Both meetings will take place at the Statehouse Annex, Committee Room 4.
Meetings three and four will take place on Thursday, August 8 from 1:30 to 4:30pm and from 4:30 to 7:30pm at Larsen Auditorium, Seton Hall Law School in Newark. Meetings five and six will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 1:30 to 4:30pm, and then again from 4:30 to 7:30pm in the Black Box Theater at The Kroc Center in Camden.
Further information about the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan and meeting details can be found here.
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