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