New Jersey takes a big step toward renewable energy (and nuclear gets help, for now)

Governor Phil Murphy

NICK CORASANITI and BRAD PLUMER / NY TIMES – New Jersey significantly altered the future of its energy sector on Thursday, passing two bills that set ambitious goals for expanding renewable power and curtailing greenhouse gases in the state.

The bills, which require power companies in New Jersey to generate 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and subsidize existing nuclear power plants, mark one of the biggest new policy steps that any state has taken toward cutting greenhouse gases since President Trump was elected …

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