CHIVUKULA: CHRISTIE ENERGY MASTER PLAN DELAY BECOMING MORE AND MORE CONCERNING

(TRENTON) – Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Chairman Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset/Middlesex) released the following statement Thursday urging the Christie administration to finally unveil its plan for a revised energy master plan:

“The idea that it’s taken 14 months for the administration to finalize and release its revised energy master plan is becoming more and more concerning.
“Energy cost and supply is a top concern in New Jersey. This isn’t the time for delay. This is the time for action, and we’re seeing none of it from the Board of Public Utilities and the Christie administration.
“Much is at stake, and we need to get moving on this plan.
“The focus on green jobs and energy must remain. We must not return to a reliance on fossil fuels. We need to continue to be a leader in clean energy programs and the job creation and economic development it can bring to our state.
“It’s unfortunate, though, that this has taken so long, and we do not yet know whether the Christie administration is going to drive New Jersey’s energy policy forward or push it backwards.”