QUIJANO, DeANGELO, RAMOS & WAGNER BILL TO PROMOTE SOLAR ENERGY FACILITIES SIGNED INTO LAW

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Wayne P. DeAngelo, Ruben J. Ramos, Jr., and Connie Wagner to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills has been signed into law.
The law (A-3139) permits the development of solar and wind facilities and structures on closed landfills and quarries.
“New Jersey has already taken strong steps to promote alternative energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, but this is another strong step,” said Quijano (D-Union). “Closed Landfills and quarries can be eyesores and obstacles to better land use, but by using them for solar farms and alternative energy facilities, we will boost New Jersey as a leader in the clean energy industry while helping clean the environment.”
“This is more than just cleaning the environment and promoting alternative energy,” said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). “This will create jobs and drive economic activity in communities throughout the state.”
“Allowing businesses to take advantage of closed landfills and quarries to provide clean, alternative energy is a win for everybody,” said Ramos (D-Hudson). “It will improve our environment and drive economic development at time when it’s especially needed.”
“Turning landfills and quarries into sites that produce clean, sustainable energy is almost poetic,” said Wagner (D-Bergen). “This is a concrete example of what we mean when we talk about sustainable, green initiatives.”