Getting to 2030 renewable levels without going broke

solar, wind energy

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey can rely on renewable energy to produce one-third of its electricity by 2030 while essentially keeping energy costs stable, according to a new report commissioned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

By aggressively ramping up renewable energy and accelerating efforts to reduce energy use, the state can halve the carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector, the report prepared by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and PSE Healthy Energy said.

The report tries to establish a pathway to a clean energy future for New Jersey, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 80 percent by 2050, a target unlikely to be met if the state does not set interim goals, according to many advocates …

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