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Your Voice Matters. We Want to Hear From You!

New Jersey has an annual source of money that’s dedicated to addressing climate change. We want to know how YOU think New Jersey should invest this public money in projects that reduce emissions, provide clean energy, and increase equity across the state. What climate-change solutions are most important to you? What are the most important and pressing solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state? Click the button above to get started and have your voice heard.

Participate by July 11th, 2022. After this date the tool will be closed for new votes and comments.

How should New Jersey invest in fighting climate change?

Climate Change threatens the future of New Jersey’s communities. To limit the adverse effects, New Jersey has dedicated millions of dollars from its participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) towards projects and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help achieve our emissions reductions goals for 2030 and 2050. We want to know how you think New Jersey should invest these funds in projects that reduce emissions, provide clean energy, and increase equity across the state. What climate-change solutions are most important to you?

What We Will Do

To better understand what types of climate change-fighting projects and programs New Jersey community members believe should be the highest priority, three New Jersey State agencies (Department of Environmental Protection, Economic Development Authority, and the Board of Public Utilities) will collect your preferences and input on possible solutions through this interactive online tool.

The climate change solutions that receive the most votes will be given priority consideration when the agencies write a draft of the RGGI Strategic Funding Plan which dictates how the public dollars will be spent over the three-year period (2023-2025). The agencies will then hold a series of public meetings in the fall to gather public feedback and input on the draft plan that the ideas you submit here will help create.

See the initiatives that NJ decided to fund through 2020-2022 using its RGGI dollars here .

Vote on Climate Change Solutions

Below you can cast your vote by choosing which of two climate change solutions is most important to you. Once you make a selection, a new pair of options will appear for you to choose from.

Vote on as many (or as few) two-option questions as you like…or add your own option! The more you tell us, the better we can prioritize the use of NJ’s RGGI funding for projects that matter most to the people of New Jersey.

Use this tool by July 11th, 2022. After this date the tool will be closed for new votes. For more opportunities to engage in the RGGI Strategic Funding Plan, visit www.rggi.gov/engage.

The climate change solutions that you will be voting on fall under the following topic areas:

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Transportation
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Residential, Commercial & Industrial Buildings
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Energy Grid
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Organic Waste Reduction
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Forests & Wetlands

NOTE: These ideas are not endorsed by the State of New Jersey, the Office of Innovation, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Economic Development Authority, or the Board of Public Utilities. Rather, they reflect a range of opinions for public consideration.

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More Ways to Engage

Let us know what you think by submitting comments on our RGGI Strategic Funding Plan Comment Form

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