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Committee Approves Bateman Bill to Increase Use of Renewable Energy, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would make significant changes to existing law concerning Class I renewable energy portfolio standards to provide a statutory framework for greenhouse gas emission reduction was approved by the Senate Environment & Energy Committee.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation would lead to the increased use of renewable energy resources and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the state. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, S-1707, sets ambitious targets aimed at achieving the goals of the Global Warming Response Act, enacted in July 2007 to adopt statewide limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

“New Jersey adopted one of the nation’s most aggressive renewable energy portfolio standards in 2011, making us a leader in clean energy nationwide and helping foster a significant solar energy industry in the state,” said Senator Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer). “Our legislation will help accelerate the implementation of Class I energy sources, which we should all embrace as a vital effort to make New Jersey a cleaner and greener place to be.”

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