Governor signs package of bills to help reach NJ’s clean-energy goal

'Let's embrace this moment and keep pushing forward with new ideas to spur new technologies'

Gov. Phil Murphy is pointing to a package of clean-energy bills he signed Friday as one move toward combating climate change. It also will push the state closer to his goal of reaching 100% clean energy in the next 30 years. The four bills will increase solar development and encourage more people to purchase zero-emission vehicles by boosting the number of fueling and charging stations in the state.

But New Jersey’s Sierra Club doesn’t see it that way. The environmental group is concerned about where those stations will be located. It also argues the governor isn’t going far enough to support electric vehicles, instead of just promoting zero-emission cars. Still, Murphy sees the new laws as a big step toward growing the renewable-energy industry.

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