TRENTON, N.J. – Higher heating bills, fueled by Gov. Phil Murphy’s clean energy goals, are burning millions of customers across the state. Assembly Republicans discuss the administration’s green agenda and how it is putting residents in the red in the latest episode of “<Three.”
Reina Smrdelj, a legislative analyst at the Assembly Republican Office, says energy bills for 3 million New Jersey residents are expected to increase by as much as $300 following the State Board of Public Utilities’ September vote to raise natural gas rates by double-digits. The shift from low-cost natural gas to electric, as described in the governor’s energy master plan, is leaving struggling residents in the cold.