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New Jersey (US) draft plan targets 100% clean energy by 2050

12 Jun 2019

The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) of New Jersey (United States) has released a draft energy plan, which aims to make the state 100% "clean energy" by 2050. The Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan aims to reach a carbon-neutral power generation in 2050 and a maximum electrification of transports and buildings, to meet or exceed the Global Warming Response Act greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of 80% relative to 2006 levels by 2050.

The draft energy plan is based on seven pillars: reducing the energy consumption and emissions from the transport sector (including by promoting electric vehicles); accelerating the deployment of renewable and distributed energies (offshore wind, community solar, energy storage, etc.); improving energy efficiency and reducing peak demand; reducing energy consumption and emissions from the building sector (electrification, expansion of net zero carbon homes incentive programmes); modernising the power grid and utility infrastructure; supporting community energy planning; and expanding the clean energy innovation economy.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) will receive comments on the draft plan until mid-September 2019.

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