Opinion: Principles that should guide final version of NJ’s energy master plan

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SCOTT WEINER / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Today, tomorrow, 20 years from now, when you want to turn on a light or electrical appliance in your home, you’ll just flip the switch. That won’t change — but just about everything else about how power travels from its source to consumers will.

We are at the cusp of a once-in-a-hundred-years transformation in how energy will be supplied, delivered, and used in our state and in our country.

That’s a good thing, because the threat from climate change, combined with technology and innovation, are rapidly altering the face of energy distribution in ways that will be more convenient and more affordable, as well as healthier and safer.

The recently released draft of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan presents the vision for state government policy in New Jersey to capture the opportunities from the new realities of how energy is produced, sold, and delivered …

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