Renewable Energy

75 percent of New Jersey voters surveyed by Fairleigh Dickinson University believe the state should invest more in developing clean energy sources rather than fossil fuels and pipelines.

Tom Gilbert is the campaign director for the advocacy group ReThinkEnergy New Jersey. He says voters are sending a message that they want a change, with 58 percent saying the state is moving too slowing to adopt renewable energy.

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to speed the timetable for getting all of the state’s electricity from renewable energy sources.

Assemblyman Tim Eustace says his bill would require 100 percent of the electric power sold in the state to be from clean energy sources by the year 2035.

“This bill had originally been 2050. But as we see technology change and European countries have already reached these goals, there’s no reason why we can’t reach for the same goals.”

New Jersey Sierra Club director Jeff Tittel says that could be hard to do.