TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths advocated to improve alternative energy sources and reduce costs for counties, towns, colleges, restaurants and other businesses before a vote requiring large food waste generators like the aforementioned to recycle. Democrats rejected his goodwill attempt to be more environmentally and cost friendly.
“I think this bill can go further and be even more environmentally friendly, which is our ultimate goal,” said Wirths (R-Sussex).
Combined they generated more than 80 megawatts of electricity in 2018 and resulted in 2.65 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents reduced or avoided, primarily through direct reductions of methane.
There are also privately owned gas-to-energy facilities in East Brunswick, Edison, Manchester and Sewell.