WALL, N.J. – Worried that Gov. Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan will drive-up costs on families, Assemblyman Sean Kean urged caution against setting unrealistic goals.
“There are positive elements in Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan; however, New Jersey is facing an affordability crisis and many people cannot afford to pay more for energy or home heating. The EMP must realistically plan for energy consumption and production that is responsible and affordable,” said Kean (R-Monmouth). “We cannot rush to renewable energy if the cost is too great and will not meet the state’s energy demands. Natural gas provides over half of our electricity and heats three quarters of New Jersey’s homes. Natural gas must still be part of the EMP in a thoughtful and economical way.”