Offshore wind, nuclear subsidies draw lobbying dollars

Salem nuclear power plant, new jersey

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – South Jersey was in the eye of the storm for lobbying in New Jersey in 2018, with two of the three biggest drivers of spending — nuclear plants and offshore wind energy producers — focused here.

A report released Monday by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission said spending for and against ratepayer subsidies for nuclear plants drew the largest amount of spending at $5 million, which was about what they spent last year as well.

Firms hoping to install wind turbines off the New Jersey coast increased spending 234 percent from $261,664 in 2017 to $874,679 in 2018 …

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