Opinion: NJ voters way ahead of Washington on renewable energy

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ANDREW ZWICKER / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The story goes that when he was building automobiles amid great public skepticism about new-fangled, gas-powered machines, Henry Ford said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

Today, though, when it comes to heating, cooling, and powering their lives, New Jerseyans have no such doubts about the need for a shift in our energy sources that will be just as transformative as going from horses to cars.

I hear this in conversations with people all over New Jersey, and now a statewide poll confirms it …

Andrew Zwicker is a NJ assemblyman and physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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