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Governor Murphy Announces Comprehensive Set of Initiatives to Combat Climate Change and Power the “Next New Jersey”

Posted on 2/15/2023

Murphy Administration Sets Accelerated Target of 100% Clean Energy by 2035

Governor Murphy Delivers Climate Change Address "Clean Energy & Jobs to Power the Next New Jersey"

Posted on 2/15/2023

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery.

Governor Murphy Announces Planning for New 2024 Energy Master Plan

Posted on 1/20/2023

“After five years of bold climate action in New Jersey, we must not only assess our progress to date, but renew our commitment to a clean energy economy while taking stock of the breadth of resources at our disposal,” - Governor Murphy.

Governor Murphy Announces Planning for New 2024 Energy Master Plan

Posted on 12/20/2023

“After five years of bold climate action in New Jersey, we must not only assess our progress to date, but renew our commitment to a clean energy economy while taking stock of the breadth of resources at our disposal,” - Governor Murphy.

Murphy Administration Announces More Than $8 Million to Build a Diverse, Inclusive Green Jobs Sector

Posted on 12/8/2022

Governor Phil Murphy’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy (OCAGE), in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), today announced the release of a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) to support innovative pilot programs focused on building a diverse, inclusive green workforce.

Governor Murphy Highlights Resilience Project in Port Monmouth During Superstorm Sandy 10-Year Anniversary Commemoration

Posted on 10/28/2022

Union Beach, Atlantic City, and Highlands Among Coastal Locations with Ongoing Resilience Projects

Governor Murphy, NJDEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Proposal of Inland Flood Protection Rule to Better Protect Communities From Extreme Weather

Posted on 10/27/2022

The proposed rule would update New Jersey’s existing flood hazard and stormwater regulations by replacing outdated precipitation estimates with modern data that accounts for observed and projected increases in rainfall.

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Selects Offshore Wind Transmission Project Proposed by Mid-Atlantic Offshore Development and Jersey Central Power & Light Company in First in Nation State Agreement Approach Solicitation

Posted on 10/26/2022

Selected Projects Will Save New Jersey Ratepayers $900 Million

Murphy Administration Launches Initiative to Support and Improve Trenton Water Works, Ensure Safe Drinking Water

Posted on 10/12/2022

Through this initiative, the State will work with the City to enhance TWW’s technical and managerial capacity with the goal of improving the operations and maintenance of TWW to ensure that the system reliably produces safe drinking water that meets all requirements of the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act.

Governor Murphy Announces Launch of Statewide Clean Buildings Working Group

Posted on 10/3/2022

The Working Group, a collaboration between the Governor’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy (OCAGE) and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), will serve as a cross-sector collaborative of stakeholders and experts in industry, government, building science, organized labor, environmental justice, and workforce development...

Murphy Administration Announces Plans to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Six State Parks, Forests

Posted on 9/27/2022

This funding gives visitors the opportunity to both appreciate and protect the environment while quietly charging their vehicles during outings.

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Launches ‘Whole House’ Pilot Program in Trenton

Posted on 9/26/2022

First State Program to Address Health and Safety Issues Alongside Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Communities.

Governor Phil Murphy to Headline New Jersey Clean Energy Conference

Posted on 9/23/2022

The New Jersey Clean Energy Conference (CEC) will take place on October 3-4 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. The Governor will deliver the luncheon keynote on Monday, October 3.

Murphy Administration Marks Climate Week By Announcing Second Round Of Research Projects To Ensure Environmentally Responsible Offshore Wind Development

Posted on 9/22/2022

To mark Climate Week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today announced the selection of additional research projects designed to ensure environmentally responsible development of wind energy off New Jersey’s coastline.

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Offshore Wind Goal to 11,000 MW by 2040

Posted on 9/21/2022

Governor Murphy Also Unveils Council on the Green Economy Report and Action Plan for Cultivating Green Workforce

New Jersey’s State-Specific Climate Science Report Adds Chapter to Help Inform and Prepare Residents for Health Impacts Associated with Climate Change

Posted on 9/20/2022

The Murphy Administration today announced that New Jersey is among the first states to produce a comprehensive report on the impacts of climate change on human health and communities by adding a human health supplement to its New Jersey Scientific Report on Climate Change.

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Approves State’s Energy and Water Benchmarking Program for Large Commercial Buildings

Posted on 09/07/2022

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has issued an Order requiring the owner or operator of every commercial building over 25,000 square feet in the state to benchmark energy and water use using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager tool, as required by the New Jersey Clean Energy Act signed into law by Governor Murphy in 2018.

New Jersey Students Enter First School Year With K-12 Climate Change Education

Posted on 09/06/2022

In June of 2020 First Lady Tammy Murphy announced that the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted her initiative to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change education across its K-12 academic standards.

Acting AG Platkin, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Seven New Environmental Enforcement Actions, Six in Environmental Justice Communities

Posted on 08/24/2022

Six of the environmental justice lawsuits filed today center on a broad array of chemical pollutants that have tainted separate, unrelated sites in Newark, Linden, Ewing, Rahway, Elmwood Park Borough, and Middlesex Borough.

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Accepts Final Energy Master Plan Ratepayer Impact Study

Posted on 08/17/2022

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) voted today to accept the Energy Master Plan Ratepayer Impact Study. The study, conducted by The Brattle Group, looked at the impact of the state’s Energy Master Plan (EMP) through 2030.

Murphy Administration Drives Toward Zero Transportation Emissions Future with $10.8 Million Investment

Posted 08/09/2022

Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Governor Murphy has announced an additional $10.8 million investment to further protect residents, the environment and the economy from the worsening impacts of climate change.

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Urges NJ Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water to Avoid Worsening Water Supply Conditions

Posted on 08/09/2022

Murphy Administration is urging residents and businesses to conserve water as persistent dry and hot conditions continue to stress water supplies throughout the state.

New Jersey Clean Energy Conference Will be Held in Atlantic City October 3-4

Posted on 08/08/2022

Registration is open for event aimed at highlighting New Jersey’s efforts to advance an equitable and affordable clean energy economy.

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring Establishment of Electric School Bus Program

Posted on 08/04/2022

Up to $45 million over three years will fund the purchase of electric school buses and charging infrastructure across the state.

ICYMI: NJDEP Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Stormwater Competitive Grants and Resilience/Stormwater Utility Feasibility Technical Assistance Grants

Posted on 08/02/2022

As part of its comprehensive efforts to improve water quality and mitigate the worsening impacts of flooding caused by climate change, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced it is seeking applications for $10 million in grants to modernize stormwater management systems.

ICYMI: Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Solar Initiatives to Lower Electricity Bills and Create Clean Energy Jobs

Posted on 07/26/2022

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Will Support Solar Energy Careers in Underserved Areas; New Digital Platform Will Make Reliable Solar Power More Accessible.

Office of the Governor | Governor Murphy Launches Year Three of Charge Up New Jersey Electric Vehicle Incentive Program and Unveils New Residential EV Charger Program (

Posted on 07/25/2022

The Charge Up Program is currently the country’s largest cash-on-the-hood incentive program, with a maximum $4,000 incentive. Over the last two years of the program, over 13,000 EVs were purchased or leased with this incentive.

Murphy Administration Awards $9.4 Million in Grants for Projects to Improve Water Quality and Reduce Impacts of Climate Change (22/P032)

Posted on 07/18/2022

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $9.4 million in grants to local government agencies, nonprofit groups, universities and others to fund projects that will improve water quality and reduce the impacts of nonpoint source pollution from stormwater.

ICYMI: NJ Wind Port Achieves Key Milestone with Board Approval for Major Land Purchase

Posted on 07/18/2022

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Board (NJEDA) has approved the purchase of a 109.4-acre property which will enable the planned expansion of the NJ Wind Port in Lower Alloways Creek, Salem County.

New Jersey Crosses 4 GW Solar Threshold

Posted on 07/15/2022

NJBPU Highlights Major Milestone on the Path to 100% Clean Energy

Murphy Administration Inspires Interest in Environmental Careers While Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through DEP's Youth Inclusion Initiative (22/P030)

Posted on 07/13/2022

The Department of Environmental Protection has launched a pilot workforce development program to help the State of New Jersey develop the next generation of environmental protection, conservation and stewardship leaders while also providing an avenue for young adults from open space-constrained communities to engage with nature as they provide valuable stewardship services to the public through seasonal jobs at DEP.

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Supreme Court’s Decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

Posted on 06/30/2022

Office of the Governor | ICYMI: WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Praise for President Biden’s Strategy to Boost Offshore Wind Energy, Cut Costs, and Create Jobs (

Posted on 06/23/2022

Today at the White House, President Biden joined Governors and senior officials from 11 East Coast states, along with leaders from labor unions and the offshore wind industry, to launch a new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership.

Office of the Governor | Ocean Wind 1 Reaches Critical Milestone in Federal Review Process (

Posted on 06/17/2022

Draft Environmental Impact Statement released for project estimated to generate $1.17 billion in economic benefits for New Jersey.

NJBPU Approves $820,000 in Grants for 46 Municipalities to Create Community Energy Plans to Combat Climate Change

Posted 06/08/2022

The CEPG program empowers local communities to create community energy plans that align with the State’s Energy Master Plan, the roadmap to reaching Governor Murphy’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

Murphy Administration to Hold Webinar this Thursday to Gather Public Input on Three-Year Plan for Spending Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Proceeds

Posted on 06/07/2022

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Board of Public Utilities and Economic Development Authority are hosting a virtual public webinar on Thursday, June 9 to gather public comment about how the state should develop its next RGGI Strategic Funding Plan for projects supporting the Murphy Administration’s climate change, clean energy and environmental justice goals.

Murphy Administration Releases Water Infrastructure Funding and Project Priorities Plans for Fiscal Year Beginning July 1 (22/P026)

Posted on 06/01/2022

The New Jersey Department of New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure Improvement Plan (WIIP) took a significant step forward this week with the Department of Environmental Protection’s release of final Intended Use Plans that include billions of dollars of requests for water-quality improvement and public-health protection projects, DEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today.

NJBPU Approves More Than $1 Million in Grants, Adds Additional Funding and Reopens Application for Multi-Unit Dwelling Electric Vehicle Charger Program

Posted on 05/23/2022

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved grants totaling $1,059,500 for the purchase of 223 electric vehicle (EV) chargers and the preparation of charger sites for 67 multi-unit dwellings (MUD) in 41 municipalities across New Jersey.

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