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New Jersey’s Final Energy Master Plan, released on December 6, 2011, is the strategic vision for the use, management, and development of energy in New Jersey over the next decade.  The Plan has 5 overarching goals: drive down the cost of energy for all customers; promote a diverse portfolio of new, clean, in-State generation; reward energy efficiency and energy conservation and reduce peak demand; capitalize on emerging technologies for transportation and power; and, maintain support for the renewable energy portfolio standard of 22.5% of energy from renewable sources by 2021.

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program offers financial incentives, programs and services for New Jersey residents, business owners and local governments to help them save energy, money and the environment

Low Emissions Vehicles Choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle provides the single biggest opportunity for most people to reduce their carbon emissions. Each gallon of gas used produces 24 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. The New Jersey Clean Vehicle List can help you make informed decisions.

NJ Inspections is an initiative to make the Garden State safer and greener. Explore this site to learn simple ways to make New Jersey’s roads safer, our environment cleaner, and yourself a little richer.

Green Commuting in New Jersey is a way that you can help to reduce air pollution in New Jersey and improve the quality of the air we breathe. This Web site will help you to make better choices that will reduce air pollution, lessen your impact on the environment, and likely save money in the process.
 

NJ Clean Cities Coalition: The NJ Clean Cities Coalition (NJCCC) is a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of New Jersey for the promotion of education related to the development and use of alternative fuels, alternative fuels vehicles, and the appropriate related infrastructure.  Visit:
http://www.njcleancities.org/index.html

Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI):   

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional collaboration of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States (including NJ) and the District of Columbia that seeks to develop the clean energy economy and reduce oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
For more information, visit:
http://www.transportationandclimate.org/


TCI Northeast Electric Vehicle Network:

Through the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, northeastern states are laying the groundwork for the region to lead the way in the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs), capturing the many economic, jobs, and environmental benefits associated with EVs.  For more information, visit:http://www.transportationandclimate.org/northeast-electric-vehicle-network-documents

 

Recycling half of your household waste will slash carbon dioxide emissions by 2,400 pounds per year. Purchasing reusable products instead of disposables helps combat global warming and reduces our reliance on landfill space.

The DEP Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program manages the State’s recycling program and regulates solid waste disposal facilities and recycling facilities.

DEP Coastal Management Program protects New Jersey’s coastal resources and ecosystems, which are vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise and coastal flooding caused by climate change.

The DEP Bureau of Coastal Engineering is responsible for administering beach nourishment, shore protection and coastal dredging projects throughout the State. Additionally, the Bureau maintains the State's aids to navigation, provides 24-hour operation of the Raritan Bay shore Floodgate and is responsible for conducting storm surveys, damage assessments and emergency repairs for coastal storms impacting New Jersey.

Rutgers EcoComplex

The EcoComplex, which performs research and develops new technologies to address the pressing alternative energy, environmental, solid waste, and resource-recovery issues faced in New Jersey, is a partnership with the Burlington County Board of Freeholders. The EcoComplex functions as a hub of education and outreach for the entire alternative energy and environmental community.

Rutgers – New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance
The work of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance is undertaken in collaboration with partner organizations and is directed at enhancing the overall capacity of New Jersey to plan and respond to a changing climate.  Support for the Alliance’s effort comes from partner organizations, private foundations and government sources.

The Alliance’s efforts are guided by its Advisory Committee and facilitated by Rutgers University.

Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, control costs and save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. Sustainable Jersey encompasses issues such as global warming, pollution, biodiversity, land use air and water quality, equity, buying local, local living economies, and sustainable agriculture.

Green Homes Office is a site where you can find green building resources for New Jersey residents and developers of single-family and multifamily housing as well as for financial incentives and an introduction to sustainable design.

Agriculture

Jersey Grown Buying locally grown seasonal foods greatly reduces the carbon dioxide emissions involved with food distribution, and it supports local farmers, families and businesses.

Rutgers - EcoComplex

The EcoComplex, which performs research and develops new technologies to address the pressing alternative energy, environmental, solid waste, and resource-recovery issues faced in New Jersey, is a partnership with the Burlington County Board of Freeholders. The EcoComplex functions as a hub of education and outreach for the entire alternative energy and environmental community.

Rutgers – New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance

The work of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance is undertaken in collaboration with partner organizations and is directed at enhancing the overall capacity of New Jersey to plan and respond to a changing climate.  Support for the Alliance’s effort comes from partner organizations, private foundations and government sources.

The Alliance’s efforts are guided by its Advisory Committee and facilitated by Rutgers University.

 

 

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