Tue, 1 August 2017
Energy efficiency – defined simply – entails “using less energy to provide the same service.” Such a straightforward concept poses far-reaching, demonstrable benefits for the environment, the economy and society. Once ranked among the top-ten states in the nation with respect to energy efficiency, New Jersey has dropped to 24th in recent standings, due to high costs, poor infrastructure and the failure to manage optimally its clean-energy funds. Several policy options remain available for New Jersey to harness energy efficiency’s potential.
Joining New Start New Jersey for a discussion of steps the state might consider to enhance its energy-efficiency profile is Mary Barber, Director of New Jersey Clean Energy at the Environmental Defense Fund.