Released on December 6 by the NJ Governor Chris Christie’s office, this document outlines the administration’s energy plans for the coming decades as it works to incorporate renewables while keeping electricity cheap and reliable for the state’s residents.
The document has undergone various drafts and includes citizen input.
The plan outlines the state’s goal of reaching 70% “clean”-sourced electricity by 2050. It is a goal that the state hopes to meet by including natural gas and nuclear power as part of its clean energy portfolio.
In late August, Christie imposed a one-year ban on fracking in the New Jersey portion of the Marcellus Shale but at the same time vetoing a bill that would permanently ban the practice.
Read the full document to get a better sense of where New Jersey’s energy regulation is headed.