New Jersey is in the middle of a climate emergency and we need you to take action now!
NJ’s long awaited draft Energy Master Plan has just been released. This document is supposed to be the blueprint to get NJ to 100% clean energy by 2050. There are some good, some bad, some ugly, and mostly a lot of unanswered questions about our energy future that have to get answered ASAP! New Jersey has tremendous opportunity to be a national leader on renewable energy, but it is not going to happen if we don’t ask, and if we don’t fight for it.
The first public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17th in Trenton at the Statehouse Annex, Committee Room 4. We want to have a strong showing of people at this first hearing to make sure NJBPU, NJDEP, and the Governor’s office hear us loud and clear. We are not fooled by “carbon neutral” gimmicks, and we are not interested in continuing our reliance on polluting fossil fuels. We need to get off using fossil fuels, and we need to do it quickly.
Please sign up through the NJ Board of Public Utilities to testify: https://www.nj.gov/emp/get/ (Scroll to bottom of page for sign up). Then let us know you will be there: https://forms.gle/LeEvkPKp7EGMxg6J8
Read some talking points that you can use here.
We will also be hosting a renewable energy rally between the morning and afternoon sessions. Everyone is welcome to the rally whether they testify or not. Hope you can join us!
- 9:30am: Arrive early to make sure you get a seat and increase our visibility
- 10am – 1pm : Morning Hearing and testimony, Committee Room 4
- 12:30 – 1:30pm: Renewable energy rally outside Annex
- 1:30 – 4:30pm: Afternoon hearing, Committee Room 4
See our press release and more detailed assessments of the EMP in this post.