Comments on New Jersey Electric Generating Units

May 31, 2023

Clean Energy Group et al, Clean Energy Group | Clean Energy Group

In partnership with Ironbound Community Corporation, South Ward Environmental Alliance, New School’s Tishman Center for Environment and Design, and EmpowerNJ (Food and Water Watch, Don’t Gas the Meadowlands Coalition, Environment New Jersey, Clean Water Action, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and Blue Wave NJ), Clean Energy Group submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) regarding a proposed rulemaking concept to allow clean energy compliance options for existing Electric Generating Units (EGUs).

The rulemaking concept would allow clean energy compliance options that could help EGUs meet the requirements of the Control and Prohibition of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rule (NJ Carbon Rule). CEG and partners raised significant questions about various elements of the proposal and expressed concern that such rules, if developed and approved, would enable fossil assets to remain online unnecessarily. We requested a meeting between NJ DEP and stakeholders in order to discuss opportunities to engage in additional discussion about concerns and non-combustion alternatives.