New Jersey

Landmark Environmental Justice Legislation Passed in New Jersey

Last week on the afternoon of August 27th, New Jersey’s legislative branch passed Senate Bill 232, a historic piece of legislation acknowledging the disproportionate impacts of climate change on environmental justice communities and implementing measures to make it far more...

SCPN Spotlight: Shelley Zhao on the importance of Student Activism

All across the country, members of our State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

New Jersey’s Plan for Investing RGGI Funds Intends to Put Equity at the Forefront

On March 11th, New Jersey participated in their first Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction after formally rejoining the Northeast cap-and-invest program last year. This auction generated more than $20 million in funding for the state, and last Friday, New...

New Jersey is finally back in RGGI, and that’s a good start

After an eight year hiatus, New Jersey is officially back in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). On June 17th, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) adopted two rules prompting the state to rejoin the electric-sector cap-and-invest program. The...