In response to high demand and a large number of interested stakeholders, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has added two stakeholder meetings for members of the public to provide input on the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan. 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 two additional meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, September 3 in Hackensack, Bergen County and on Thursday, September 5 in Toms River, Ocean County. Both meetings will take place from 6 to 8pm. Additional information on the meetings can be found in the Public Notice.
These additions bring to eight the number of public stakeholder meetings on the 2019 Draft Energy Master Plan.
Details for the remaining stakeholder meetings are as follows:
Stakeholder Meeting 5
Date: Tuesday, September 3
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Hackensack Administration Building; 1 Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ
(Freeholder’s Public Meeting Room, 5th floor)
Stakeholder Meeting 6
Date: Thursday, September 5
Time: 6 to 8pm
Location: LMH Room, Toms River Municipal Complex; 33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ
Stakeholder Meetings 7 & 8
Date: Thursday, September 12
Times: 1 to 4pm & 4:30 to 7:30pm
Location: Black Box Theater; The Kroc Center; 1865 Harrison Ave, Camden, NJ 08105
All stakeholders are also encouraged to submit written comments. The EMP Committee will accept written comments until noon on Monday, September 16, 2019 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments will be considered equally with those comments presented publicly at a stakeholder meeting.