(TRENTON) – New Jersey continues to make strides toward increasing renewable energy usage. Wind turbine manufacturing facilities are going to be constructed and the State sees clean energy as a fundamental component to focus on for the future.
A resolution (AJR-203), sponsored by Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Daniel Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex), that would acknowledge the importance of renewable energy for the future of our State was approved Wednesday by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. Under the legislation, May 23rd of each year would be recognized as “Renewable Energy Day”
As the renewable energy industry grows, New Jersey has great opportunity. Along with wind turbines, solar energy is an area where the State not only produces a great deal of electricity, but can also create engineering and manufacturing jobs.
Upon committee approval of the resolution, Vainieri Huttle and Benson issued the following joint statement:
“New Jersey is a national leader in clean energy. This resolution would further the State’s environmental goals to strive toward a cleaner, and healthier planet for everyone.
“Wind turbine facilities are being built, New Jersey has long been a leader in solar installation, and our State continues to be motivated to have a thriving renewable energy sector. Having a day dedicated to renewable energy would not only give the opportunity to raise awareness about the amazing contributions New Jersey is making, but would also show people what they can do to help.”