The answer is blowing in the wind for NJ jobs and reliable energy, oped –Caren Fitzpatrick, of Linwood, an Atlantic County Commissioner
. . . I’m hopeful, because Governor Murphy committed to increase the state’s offshore wind capacity to 7,500 MW by 2035 to meet his mandate to generate half our electricity from renewable sources. He’s made development of offshore-wind farms a top priority. That’s exciting, especially since we have the country’s largest permitted project moving forward just 16 miles off Atlantic City. Ocean Wind will produce 1,100-megawatts when operational and spur thousands of highly skilled jobs. It will reduce carbon emissions by 2.2 million tons annually—the equivalent of taking 400,000 cars off the road—and provide a reliable and scalable source of energy, immune to supply shortages and price shocks. . More
Veterans who are elected officials say climate change is a national security threat
We need a modernized national grid that relies on multiple clean energy sources to protect AmericaThe United States experienced 22 climate caused disasters that exceeded a record $1 billion each in damages last year ... read more HERE.
Climate Injustice highlighted
Transportation and Climate Intuitive funding will help ensure communities of color aren’t left behind, say elected officials who want Governor Murphy to join
On June 29th the New Jersey Chapter of Elected Officials to Protect America hosted a press conference on the importance of TCI for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 and systematic environmental injustice. Read more HERE.
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Atlantic City Councilmember Kaleem Shabazz talks about the equity and equality importance of NJ joining the Transportation and Climate Initiative
For Atlantic City Councilmember Kaleem Shabazz the Transportation and Climate Initiative could bring environmental justice to committees hardest hit by environmental injustice. To watch the video please click here.
Commissioner Caren Fitzpatrick speaks candidly about the need and benefits of an offshore wind build out for New Jersey. Thousands of jobs will be created and climate change abated as this alternative energy resource is utilized. To watch the video please click here.