13 Jun '11, 3pm

State Roundup: NJ Scales Back Renewables Target; NY Expands Net Metering; CT

New Jersey Governor Cuts Renewable Energy Goal New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie announced last week that he will scale back the state's renewable energy goals. The change will be outlined in the state's new 10-year energy master plan, which Christie said will include an "achievable" target for renewables, implying that the previous administration's goals were not achievable. The new goal proposes that the state will produce 22.5% of its electricity from renewable power by 2021, down from 30%. Public hearings will be held before the new target is finalized. His announcement follows a decision earlier in the month to pull the state out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the multistate system for trading carbon credits in the Northeast US. Christie's 10-year plan does provide increased support for offshore wind power development. The governor says he be...

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