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Strategies & Solutions

Supporting New Jersey’s Clean Transportation Strategies

Through innovative programs, technical support, policy development and scientific research, the Bureau of Energy and Sustainability (BES) works to reduce the state's greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions by helping New Jersey move toward a clean transportation future.
BES is partnering with other DEP programs, other New Jersey agencies, other states, the Federal government and interested stakeholders to leverage existing resources and attract private sector investment in electric vehicles and other clean vehicle technologies by:

  • Facilitating widespread use of low- and zero-emission vehicles 
    • BES works with the nonprofit organizations, utilities, government agencies, communities and the private sector to explore options for developing infrastructure such as electric vehicle charging stations and compressed natural gas fueling stations to accelerate introduction and use of alternatively-fueled vehicles in New Jersey.
    • BES also worked in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) and the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition to address concerns identified by plug-in electric vehicle manufacturers that the time, cost and potential delays in local permitting for residential charging equipment could be a significant obstacle for plug-in electric vehicle buyers. As a result, the NJDCA has determined that a streamlined permitting process can be used for the installation of a residential plug-in electric vehicle charging station. For more information concerning NJDCA's streamlined permitting process, visit the "Homeowner's Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations”.
  • Fostering strong regional action
  • Supporting the Transportation Goals of the NJ Energy Master Plan
    • The state’s Energy Master Plan, published in December 2011 and updated in December 2015, is a road map to guide New Jersey toward a responsible energy future with adequate, reliable energy supplies that are both environmentally responsible and competitively priced.  The 2011 Energy Master Plan included transportation energy use for the first time.  BES will support implementation of the transportation aspects of the Energy Master Plan by continuing to facilitate the adoption of clean vehicle and fuel technologies, including natural gas, sustainable biofuels, plug-in electric vehicles and innovative technologies like hydrogen fuel cells.

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