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“Next New Jersey” Plan Announced

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently announced a series of targets, initiatives and executive actions to reduce emissions and combat climate change. These directives will greatly impact energy providers and consumers across the Garden State.

The Plan includes the following Executives Orders:

  • Executive Order 315 – Establishes a target of 100% clean electricity sold in the state by 2035;
  • Executive Order 316 – Sets a goal to electrify (new construction and retrofits) 400,000 dwellings and 20,000 commercial properties by 2031;
  • Executive Order 317 – Requires the Bureau of Public Utilities to open a proceeding to examine how natural gas utilities will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, consistent with state policy.

Governor Murphy currently serves as Chair of the National Governors Association. For more information, please contact NPGA’s Jacob Peterson.