An NJ Spotlight Roundtable: How Can NJ Reduce its Energy Consumption by Maximizing Efficiencies?
Is energy efficiency New Jersey's best chance of cutting back on consumption and reducing pollution?
Is New Jersey doing enough to reduce energy use? Many say the answer is “no.” Advocates of energy-efficiency projects that cut consumption by individuals and businesses say they are the most effective and least costly way to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and other harmful pollution, while also saving money on gas and electric bills. So what’s preventing us from doing more? That and other questions were explored at a NJ Spotlight roundtable about the regulatory hurdles, funding requirements, and other factors holding back energy-efficiency efforts in the Garden State.
Panelists: Mary Barber, New Jersey Director, Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund; Stefanie A. Brand, Director, Division of Rate Counsel, State of New Jersey; Steven Gabel, President, Gabel Associates; Jess Melanson, Director of Energy Services, PSEG; Janine Migden-Ostrander, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project