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Chrissy Buteas

Chrissy Buteas, Chief Government Affairs Officer

Environment Committees to Host Hearing on Plastics

The Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee will meet jointly on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the LMH Room, Toms River Municipal Complex, 33 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey. The committees will meet to hear testimony from invited guests and the public on the issues of single-use plastics and plastic waste, and what steps the State can take to address these issues.

New Jersey Energy Master Plan Committee

The New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP) Committee will host a series of public stakeholder meetings in September, launching the public participation process that will shape the total conversion of New Jersey’s energy production profile to 100 percent clean energy sources by 2050.

The EMP Committee has identified five policy areas integral to Gov. Phil Murphy’s energy and environmental agenda. Throughout the coming year, the EMP Committee will aggregate and process public feedback through a series of public stakeholder meetings this fall and in the spring of 2019, resulting in an entirely new EMP to be adopted in June 2019.

The five key areas of focus are:

  • Putting New Jersey on a path to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050
  • Growing New Jersey’s clean energy economy
  • Ensuring reliability and affordability for all customers
  • Reducing the state’s carbon footprint
  • Advancing new technologies for all New Jersey residents.

To develop a plan for achieving these goals, the EMP Committee has organized into five working groups:

  • Clean and Renewable Power
  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
  • Reducing Energy Consumption
  • Clean and Reliable Transportation
  • Building a Modern Grid.

The stakeholder meetings will begin at 10 a.m. and are as follows:

Clean and Renewable Power
Friday, September 7
The College of New Jersey, Gitenstein Library
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing Township, NJ

Reducing Energy Consumption
Friday, September 14
The College of New Jersey, Gitenstein Library
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing Township, NJ

Clean and Reliable Transportation
Thursday, September 20
The College of New Jersey, Gitenstein Library
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing Township, NJ

Building a Modern Grid
Monday, September 24
Mercer County Community College, The Conference Center at Mercer
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ

Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
Friday, September 28
Mercer County Community College, The Conference Center at Mercer
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ

Attendees who register and file comments early will be given priority. Consideration will then be given to participants who sign up in advance, and finally to participants who register the day of the event.

 

For more information, please visit www.nj.gov/emp.
 

If you have any questions or would like to provide me with information, please contact Chrissy at cbuteas@njbia.org.

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