Lawmakers want to know how much customers will pay to fund clean energy

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Legislators are beginning to worry about just how much it will cost utility customers to finance the Murphy administration’s ambitious clean-energy agenda.

At a wide-ranging hearing last week, top officials from the administration laid out what actions they are taking to transform New Jersey into a 100 percent clean-energy economy by 2050.

Those initiatives include one of the nation’s most aggressive programs for offshore wind along the Jersey coast; mandates for the state’s gas and electric utilities to reduce their customers’ energy use; and plans to electrify the transportation system, to mention just some of the highlights …

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