Archive for Tag: Energy Master Plan

Committee advances bill that supports renewable natural gas investments

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz’s bill that directs the Board of Public Utilities to establish a program that encourages renewable natural gas procurement advanced Monday. The bill (A577), heard in the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, would also urge gas public utilities to make investments in renewable natural...

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Guardian bill calls for ocean energy study

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Don Guardian wants the state to explore the possibilities of ocean energy to keep New Jersey’s lights on. The up-and-down motion of waves, and push-and-pull of ocean tides, creates kinetic energy that can be converted into usable electricity. Most popularly, floats or buoys moved by...

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VIDEO: Murphy’s mandate to replace gas boilers with electric could cost building sector millions

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest plan to save the planet involves replacing gas heating systems with electric boilers and could cost as much as $2 million per building. The mandate, which is set to be approved Dec. 6 and take effect Jan. 1, 2025, impacts about 8,500...

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Wirths and Space to Gov. Murphy: Time to come clean on energy master plan costs

TRENTON, N.J. – Two years after the government promised to provide the bill for Gov. Phil Murphy’s energy master plan, which would force every building in New Jersey to switch to electric heating, the public is still waiting for answers. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space want government energy...

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GOP push to lower gas prices, make NJ more affordable and push back on energy mandates ignored by Democrats at Thursday’s Assembly session

TRENTON, N.J. – Three times today Republicans tried to get Democrats to focus on rising gas and energy prices, but each time the majority wasn’t interested. “Today Republicans tried everything in their power to make New Jersey more affordable, and the Democrats stonewalled us,” said Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris)....

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We need to pull the plug on governor’s energy plan, Kean says

TRENTON, N.J. – As Gov. Phil Murphy rushes full steam ahead with his energy master plan, one Assemblyman wants to apply the brakes to what he believe is an ambitious but ultimately misguided plan. Assemblyman Sean Kean says residents, especially young families and seniors, cannot afford to subsidize the...

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Kean warns NJ cannot rush renewable energy if prices soar

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...

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Murphy’s energy master plan will increase energy bills, making New Jersey more expensive and less affordable, says Thomson

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s energy master plan announced Monday will only make New Jersey more expensive by greatly increasing energy bills, says Assemblyman Ned Thomson. He is concerned that the plan will increase the exodus of businesses and taxpayers fleeing the state to more affordable places. “Completely...

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Webber denounces Murphy’s Energy Master Plan for outlawing natural gas

TRENTON, N.J. – The energy master plan announced by Gov. Phil Murphy today calls for eliminating the state’s reliance on natural gas. Assemblyman Jay Webber said the plan is irresponsible and called on the Legislature to stop it from moving forward. “The governor’s plan would effectively end natural gas service...

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