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5/29/2024 – EPA Announces More Than $12 Million in Rebates for Clean School Buses Across New Jersey | US EPA

5/28/2024 – Office of the Governor | Murphy Administration Announces Developments in Offshore Wind Industry (

5/10/2024 – Office of the Governor | Governor Murphy, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce First-in-Nation Suite of Reforms to Build Resilience to Coastal Flooding and Better Protect Communities from Climate Change Impacts (

5/7/2024 – Office of the Governor | Governor Murphy Announces Proposed Fintech Accelerator in Hoboken (

5/6/2024 – Office of the Governor | ICYMI: Murphy Administration Awards $2 Million in Teacher Climate and Culture Innovation Grants (

5/2/2024 – Office of the Governor | ICYMI: New Jersey to Get Over $123 Million for Lead Pipe Replacement to Advance Safe Drinking Water (

5/1/2024 – Office of the Governor | ICYMI: DCA Awards Funds for Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts in New Jersey (

4/30/2024 – Board of Public Utilities | NJBPU Approves Expanded New Construction Program to Benefit Residents, Businesses and the Environment

4/30/2024 – Board of Public Utilities | NJBPU Opens Fourth Solicitation for 1.2 to 4 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind

4/30/2024 – Board of Public Utilities | NJBPU Announces Expansion of Nation-Leading Community Solar Energy Program

4/30/2024 – Board of Public Utilities | NJBPU Announces Approval of Proposed Grid Modernization Rules to Build a Stronger, More Reliable Electric Distribution System

4/29/2024 – Office of the Governor | ICYMI: New Research Finds Hudson Tunnel Project Will Generate 95,000 Jobs, $19.6 Billion In Economic Activity (

4/26/2024 – Office of the Governor | Governor Murphy Celebrates Earth Week by Laying Out New Landmark Solar Investments, Putting New Jersey One Step Closer to Achieving 100% Clean Electricity by 2035 (

4/26/2024 – Office of the Governor | New Jersey to Receive Over $156 Million through U.S. EPA’s Solar for All Program (

4/26/2024 – Board of Public Utilities | NJBPU Awards More than 310 MW of Solar Generation in Second CSI Program Solicitation

4/23/2024 – NJDEP - News Release 24/P015 | DEP Caps Earth Week and Celebrates Arbor Day by Awarding Nearly $8.7 Million in Urban and Community Forestry Grants to Overburdened Communities

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4/19/2024 – ICYMI: DCA Announces More Than $34 Million in Resilient Communities Program Grant Awards

4/16/2024 – EPA and State of New Jersey Propose Settlement that will provide nearly $19 million for the Riverside Industrial Park Superfund Site in Newark, New Jersey

4/16/2024 – ICYMI: Final Required Documents for Full-Funding Grant Agreement Submitted to FTA, GDC Announces at Board Meeting

4/15/2024 – ICYMI: NJEDA Establishes New Jersey Green Bank to Advance Climate Goals

4/10/2024 – Governor Murphy, Commissioner LaTourette Statements on U.S. EPA's Landmark Adoption of Federal PFAS Standards 

4/9/24  NJDEP Forest Fire Service Urges Vigilance During Peak Wildfire Season, Highlights Enhanced Information Resources 

3/25/2024 – Murphy Administration Announces $3.7 Million in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Monitoring Initiatives

3/25/2024 – ICYMI: Port Authority Advances Plan To Transform Transit And Airport Access For Underserved Newark, Elizabeth Communities

3/15/2024 – New Jersey Receives Approval for $180 Million in Federal Funds to Support Critical Capital Projects

3/12/2024 – Murphy Administration Awards $16 Million in Grants to Advance Recycling and Waste Reduction Goals

3/1/2024 – Murphy Administration, Offshore Wind Developers Detail Transformative Benefits of New Projects That Will Advance New Jersey’s 100% Clean Energy Goal

2/27/2024 – EPA Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds for Cleanups at Three Superfund Sites in New Jersey 

2/22/2024 – NJBPU Reopens Electric Vehicle and Charger Grant Programs

2/22/2024 – EPA $19 Million Grant Will Put Clean School Buses on the Streets of New Jersey

1/24/2024 – (already on website) NJBPU Approves Over 3,700 MW of Offshore Wind Capacity in Combined Award

1/12/2024 – Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Establish NJ State Parks and Open Space Foundation 

1/4/24 Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Community Solar Energy Program

12/212023 – 3Murphy Administration Announces Tools to Protect New Jerseyans from Increasing Flood Risks Brought by Climate Change

12/20/2023 – Murphy Administration Drives Toward Zero Transportation Emissions Future With Nearly $13 Million Investment

12/19/23 NJBPU Opens Application Windows for New Round of Community Energy Plan Grants and Unveils First Year of Community Energy Plan Implementation Program

12/8/2023 – NJBPU’s Community Solar Program Receives More Than 300 Applications With More Than 300 MW for New Solar Projects

11/29/2023 – Murphy Administration Advances Greenway Development Plans 

11/20/2023 – Successful NJBPU Charge Up New Jersey Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Expends FY2023 – Funds, Moving State Closer to Electric Vehicle Goals

11/1/2023 – Murphy Administration Unveils Report Highlighting State Government Climate Resilience Accomplishments

10/2/2023 – NJBPU Awards $12.7M in Electric Vehicle and Charger Grants

9/28/2023 – Commissioner LaTourette Thanks Governor Murphy for $10 Million Boost in State Funding to Advance New Jersey’s Electric Vehicle Transportation Goals

9/26/2023 – Governor, First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education Establish First-in-the-Nation Office of Climate Change Education 

9/22/2023 – Marking Climate Week, DEP, TCNJ and Sustainable Jersey Announce Award of $4.55 Million in Trees for Schools Grants

8/16/2023 – NJBPU Makes Community Solar Pilot Program Permanent

8/9/2023 – Fuel Cell Task Force Releases Report on Fuel Cell Use in New Jersey

7/26/2023 – NJBPU Approves Second Energy Efficiency Framework

7/21/2023 – Murphy Administration Releases its Second RGGI Strategic Funding Plan Continuing Investments in Climate Change Reduction, Environmental Justice and Clean Energy through 2025

7/17/2023 – Governor Murphy Announces Filing of Landmark Advanced Clean Cars II Proposal

7/12/2023 – NJBPU Launches Year Four of Charge Up New Jersey, the State’s Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

6/13/2023 – Murphy Administration Awards $7 Million in Stormwater Assistance Grants for Projects to Reduce Flooding and Improve Water Quality

6/6/2023 – Governor Murphy Announces Filing of Landmark Inland Flood Protection Rule 

5/3/2023 – New Jersey Celebrates Solar Milestone

5/1/2023 – NJBPU Approves Agreement with Rutgers for Dual-Use Solar Pilot Program

4/19/2023 – Murphy Administration Announces Funding for Offshore Wind Environmental Studies, Entry Into Responsible Offshore Wind Science Alliance 

4/18/2023 – Governor Murphy Announces Nearly $100 Million Investment in Community Recreation Initiatives Across the State

Murphy Administration Announces More Than $8 Million to Build a Diverse, Inclusive Green Jobs Sector

December 8, 2022 – Governor Phil Murphy’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy (OCAGE), in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), today announced the release of a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) to support innovative pilot programs focused on building a diverse, inclusive green workforce.

Governor Murphy Highlights Resilience Project in Port Monmouth During Superstorm Sandy 10-Year Anniversary Commemoration

October 28, 2022 – Union Beach, Atlantic City, and Highlands Among Coastal Locations with Ongoing Resilience Projects

Governor Murphy, NJDEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Proposal of Inland Flood Protection Rule to Better Protect Communities From Extreme Weather

October 27, 2022 – The proposed rule would update New Jersey’s existing flood hazard and stormwater regulations by replacing outdated precipitation estimates with modern data that accounts for observed and projected increases in rainfall.

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Selects Offshore Wind Transmission Project Proposed by Mid-Atlantic Offshore Development and Jersey Central Power & Light Company in First in Nation State Agreement Approach Solicitation

October 26, 2022 – Selected Projects Will Save New Jersey Ratepayers $900 Million

Murphy Administration Launches Initiative to Support and Improve Trenton Water Works, Ensure Safe Drinking Water

October 12, 2022 – Through this initiative, the State will work with the City to enhance TWW’s technical and managerial capacity with the goal of improving the operations and maintenance of TWW to ensure that the system reliably produces safe drinking water that meets all requirements of the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act.

Governor Murphy Announces Launch of Statewide Clean Buildings Working Group

October 3, 2022 – The Working Group, a collaboration between the Governor’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy (OCAGE) and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), will serve as a cross-sector collaborative of stakeholders and experts in industry, government, building science, organized labor, environmental justice, and workforce development...

Murphy Administration Announces Plans to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Six State Parks, Forests

September 27, 2022 – This funding gives visitors the opportunity to both appreciate and protect the environment while quietly charging their vehicles during outings.

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Launches ‘Whole House’ Pilot Program in Trenton

September 26, 2022 – First State Program to Address Health and Safety Issues Alongside Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Communities.

Governor Phil Murphy to Headline New Jersey Clean Energy Conference

September 23, 2022 – The New Jersey Clean Energy Conference (CEC) will take place on October 3-4 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. The Governor will deliver the luncheon keynote on Monday, October 3.

Murphy Administration Marks Climate Week By Announcing Second Round Of Research Projects To Ensure Environmentally Responsible Offshore Wind Development

September 22, 2022 – To mark Climate Week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today announced the selection of additional research projects designed to ensure environmentally responsible development of wind energy off New Jersey’s coastline.

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Offshore Wind Goal to 11,000 MW by 2040

September 21, 2022 – Governor Murphy Unveils Council on the Green Economy Report and Action Plan for Cultivating Green Workforce

New Jersey’s State-Specific Climate Science Report Adds Chapter to Help Inform and Prepare Residents for Health Impacts Associated with Climate Change

September 20, 2022 – The Murphy Administration today announced that New Jersey is among the first states to produce a comprehensive report on the impacts of climate change on human health and communities by adding a human health supplement to its New Jersey Scientific Report on Climate Change.

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Approves State’s Energy and Water Benchmarking Program for Large Commercial Buildings

September 7, 2022 – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has issued an Order requiring the owner or operator of every commercial building over 25,000 square feet in the state to benchmark energy and water use using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager tool, as required by the New Jersey Clean Energy Act signed into law by Governor Murphy in 2018.

New Jersey Students Enter First School Year With K-12 Climate Change Education

September 6, 2022 – In June of 2020 First Lady Tammy Murphy announced that the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted her initiative to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change education across its K-12 academic standards.

Acting AG Platkin, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Seven New Environmental Enforcement Actions, Six in Environmental Justice Communities

August 24, 2022 – Six of the environmental justice lawsuits filed today center on a broad array of chemical pollutants that have tainted separate, unrelated sites in Newark, Linden, Ewing, Rahway, Elmwood Park Borough, and Middlesex Borough.

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Accepts Final Energy Master Plan Ratepayer Impact Study

August 17, 2022 – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) voted today to accept the Energy Master Plan Ratepayer Impact Study. The study, conducted by The Brattle Group, looked at the impact of the state’s Energy Master Plan (EMP) through 2030.

Murphy Administration Drives Toward Zero Transportation Emissions Future with $10.8 Million Investment

August 9, 2022 – Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Governor Murphy has announced an additional $10.8 million investment to further protect residents, the environment and the economy from the worsening impacts of climate change.

ICYMI: Murphy Administration Urges NJ Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water to Avoid Worsening Water Supply Conditions

August 9, 2022 – Murphy Administration is urging residents and businesses to conserve water as persistent dry and hot conditions continue to stress water supplies throughout the state.

New Jersey Clean Energy Conference Will be Held in Atlantic City October 3-4

August 8, 2022 – Registration is open for event aimed at highlighting New Jersey’s efforts to advance an equitable and affordable clean energy economy.

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring Establishment of Electric School Bus Program

August 4, 2022 – Up to $45 million over three years will fund the purchase of electric school buses and charging infrastructure across the state.

ICYMI: NJDEP Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Stormwater Competitive Grants and Resilience/Stormwater Utility Feasibility Technical Assistance Grants

August 2, 2022 – As part of its comprehensive efforts to improve water quality and mitigate the worsening impacts of flooding caused by climate change, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced it is seeking applications for $10 million in grants to modernize stormwater management systems.

ICYMI: Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Solar Initiatives to Lower Electricity Bills and Create Clean Energy Jobs

July 26, 2022 – Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Will Support Solar Energy Careers in Underserved Areas; New Digital Platform Will Make Reliable Solar Power More Accessible.

Office of the Governor | Governor Murphy Launches Year Three of Charge Up New Jersey Electric Vehicle Incentive Program and Unveils New Residential EV Charger Program (

July 25, 2022 – The Charge Up Program is currently the country’s largest cash-on-the-hood incentive program, with a maximum $4,000 incentive. Over the last two years of the program, over 13,000 EVs were purchased or leased with this incentive.

Murphy Administration Awards $9.4 Million in Grants for Projects to Improve Water Quality and Reduce Impacts of Climate Change (22/P032)

July 18, 2022 – The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $9.4 million in grants to local government agencies, nonprofit groups, universities and others to fund projects that will improve water quality and reduce the impacts of nonpoint source pollution from stormwater.

ICYMI: NJ Wind Port Achieves Key Milestone with Board Approval for Major Land Purchase

July 18, 2022 – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Board (NJEDA) has approved the purchase of a 109.4-acre property which will enable the planned expansion of the NJ Wind Port in Lower Alloways Creek, Salem County.

New Jersey Crosses 4 GW Solar Threshold

July 15, 2022 – NJBPU Highlights Major Milestone on the Path to 100% Clean Energy

Murphy Administration Inspires Interest in Environmental Careers While Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through DEP's Youth Inclusion Initiative (22/P030)

July 13 – The Department of Environmental Protection has launched a pilot workforce development program to help the State of New Jersey develop the next generation of environmental protection, conservation and stewardship leaders while also providing an avenue for young adults from open space-constrained communities to engage with nature as they provide valuable stewardship services to the public through seasonal jobs at DEP.

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Supreme Court’s Decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

June 30, 2022

Office of the Governor | ICYMI: WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Praise for President Biden’s Strategy to Boost Offshore Wind Energy, Cut Costs, and Create Jobs (

June 23, 2022 – Today at the White House, President Biden joined Governors and senior officials from 11 East Coast states, along with leaders from labor unions and the offshore wind industry, to launch a new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership.

Office of the Governor | Ocean Wind 1 Reaches Critical Milestone in Federal Review Process (

June 17, 2022 – Draft Environmental Impact Statement released for project estimated to generate $1.17 billion in economic benefits for New Jersey.

NJBPU Approves $820,000 in Grants for 46 Municipalities to Create Community Energy Plans to Combat Climate Change

June 8, 2022 – The CEPG program empowers local communities to create community energy plans that align with the State’s Energy Master Plan, the roadmap to reaching Governor Murphy’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

Murphy Administration to Hold Webinar this Thursday to Gather Public Input on Three-Year Plan for Spending Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Proceeds

June 7, 2022 – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Board of Public Utilities and Economic Development Authority are hosting a virtual public webinar on Thursday, June 9 to gather public comment about how the state should develop its next RGGI Strategic Funding Plan for projects supporting the Murphy Administration’s climate change, clean energy and environmental justice goals.

Murphy Administration Releases Water Infrastructure Funding and Project Priorities Plans for Fiscal Year Beginning July 1 (22/P026)

June 1, 2022 – The New Jersey Department of New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure Improvement Plan (WIIP) took a significant step forward this week with the Department of Environmental Protection’s release of final Intended Use Plans that include billions of dollars of requests for water-quality improvement and public-health protection projects, DEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today.

NJBPU Approves More Than $1 Million in Grants, Adds Additional Funding and Reopens Application for Multi-Unit Dwelling Electric Vehicle Charger Program

May 23, 2022 – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved grants totaling $1,059,500 for the purchase of 223 electric vehicle (EV) chargers and the preparation of charger sites for 67 multi-unit dwellings (MUD) in 41 municipalities across New Jersey.

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