Plans and Acts

Energy Master Plan

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The 2019 EMP has seven key strategies:

  1. Reducing Energy Consumption and Emissions from the Transportation Sector
  2. Accelerating Deployment of Renewable Energy and Distributed Energy Resources
  3. Maximizing Energy Efficiency and Conservation and Reducing Peak Demand
  4. Reducing Energy Consumption and Emissions from the Building Sector
  5. Decarbonizing and Modernizing New Jersey’s Energy System
  6. Supporting Community Energy Planning and Action in Underserved Communities
  7. Expanding the Clean Energy Innovation Economy.

NJ GWRA 80x50 Report

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The 2020 New Jersey Global Warming Response Act 80x50 Report was written in response to the mandate in the Global Warming Response Act, to reduce New Jersey's greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from their 2006 levels by 2050. The 80x50 Report addresses seven major topics:

  1. Transportation
  2. Residential and Commercial
  3. Electric Generation
  4. Industrial
  5. Waste and Agriculture
  6. Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
  7. Carbon Sequestration

Clean Energy Act


Signed by Governor Murphy on May 23, 2018, the 2018 Clean Energy Act takes several critical steps to improve and expand New Jersey’s renewable energy programs:

  • Renewable Portfolio Standard: Establishes one of the most ambitious in the country by requiring 35% of the energy sold in the state come from qualifying energy sources by 2025 and 50% by 2030.
  • Solar: The Clean Energy Act updated and accelerated the solar requirement to 5.1%, requiring 5.1% of energy generated in New Jersey within a one-year period be from solar.
  • Offshore Wind: Codifies the goal of 3,500 MW of offshore wind by 2030 and reinstates an expired program to provide tax credits for offshore wind manufacturing activities. This goal was later expanded by Executive Order 92 that set the goal of generating 7,500 MW by 2035.
  • Energy Efficiency: Requires each utility to implement energy efficiency measures to reduce electricity usage by 2% and natural gas usage by 0.75%.
  • Energy Storage: Codifies the  goal of achieving 600 MW of energy storage by 2021 and 2,000 MW by 2030.



Created under Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 100, NJPACT (Protecting Against Climate Threats) is a program to strengthen air pollution rules by supporting green infrastructure, energy, and reducing dirty emissions. Its two initiatives are Resilient Environment and Landscapes and Climate Pollutant Reduction.

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