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NJ Must Speed Transition to Green Energy, Group Says

Murphy set 2050 as the goal. Move that up, activists say in report urging action on climate change

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – A new report seeks to quicken the pace of New Jersey’s transition to clean energy, suggesting the state could achieve its 100% clean-energy goal by 2035, a significantly more aggressive time frame than the current target of 2050.

The environmental policy guide by the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund also recommends that by 2030, all new residential and commercial buildings only use electric heating, a huge undertaking given that more than 80% of homes in the state rely on natural gas or other fossil fuels for heating …