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  • NJEC Welcomes its Newest Members

    NJEC Welcomes its Newest Members Atlantic County Utilities Authority The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is charged with providing responsible waste management services to protect local waters and lands from pollution, but goes beyond its mandate to explore renewable energy and alternative fuel projects. ACUA has become a recognized leader in alternative energy and environmental innovation.  Some of its initiatives include a 500-kW solar project and the 7.5 MW Jersey ...

    Posted at May 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Members,Press Release | 0 Comment
  • NJEC Hosts Congressman Pallone

    New Jersey Energy Coalition Hosts Congressman Pallone and Commissioner Fiordaliso     By BRIAN IANIERI Press of Atlantic City Staff Writer GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone says the idea of American energy independence — energy production not reliant on foreign sources — has the general support of Congress, whether from defense, security or economic ...

    Posted at May 27, 2014 | By : | Categories : Members,Press Release | 0 Comment
  • Press Release – Earth Day

    For Immediate Release April 22, 2014 Contact: Bob Marshall at 609-226-9202 New Jersey Energy Coalition Celebrates Environmental Stewardship All Year Long MILLVILLE, NJ – Starting in 1970, Earth Day has come to be celebrated in more than 192 countries each year to demonstrate support for protecting our environment. Our nation faces many important issues, but none is more critical than protecting our environment. Rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions and changes in our climate remind us ...

    Posted at April 29, 2014 | By : | Categories : Members,Press Release | 0 Comment
  • Letter to the Editor: B.L. England pipeline/Disappointing vote – Jan. 28

    Letter to the Editor Regarding the Jan. 15 story, "B.L. England pipeline/Disappointing vote" Atlantic City Press, Jan. 28, 2014 As you noted in your January 15, 2014 Editorial (“Disappointing Vote”), the recent decision by the Pinelands Commission to deny approvals for a natural gas pipeline running through the Pine Barrens is indeed a serious misstep. As our state struggles to create jobs and economic prosperity, the environmental community continues to think of ways to stop ...

    Posted at February 4, 2014 | By : | Categories : Members,Press Release | 0 Comment
  • Energy Facts – Shale Gas

    Did You Know… Shale gas refers to natural gas that is trapped within shale formations. Shales are fine-grained sedimentary rocks that can be rich sources of petroleum and natural gas. Over the past decade, the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has allowed access to large volumes of shale gas that were previously uneconomical to produce. The production of natural gas from ...

    Posted at September 23, 2013 | By : | Categories : Energy Facts | 0 Comment
  • Energy Facts – Nuclear Reactor Locations

    Did You Know… There Are 31 States With at Least One Commercial Nuclear Reactor Most of the reactors in the United States are located east of the Mississippi River, near water sources (see map below). Illinois has the most reactors (11) and the most nuclear capacity. The three largest reactors in the United States, each with capacities above 1,300 net megawatts, are located at the Palo Verde plant in Arizona. The smallest reactor (478 net megawatts) is ...

    Posted at August 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Energy Facts | 0 Comment
  • Energy Facts – NJ Energy Consumption

    Did You Know… Transportation accounts for over a third of energy consumption in New Jersey. New Jersey has one of the longest average commutes in the nation. Industrial energy consumption is the smallest portion of New Jersey’s total energy consumption. According to EIA 2010 data, the State ranks 37th in energy consumption per capita.

    Posted at March 25, 2013 | By : | Categories : Energy Facts,Press Release | 0 Comment
  • Energy Facts – Generation in New Jersey

    Did You Know… That 52.1% of New Jersey’s electricity generation is from nuclear power.  New Jersey’s four plants at Hope Creek, Oyster Creek, Salem 1 and Salem 2 effectively and cleanly generate over half of New Jersey’s electricity.  Natural gas generates 39.1%; Coal 6.6%, renewable and other sources 2.3%; oil .2%, and hydro .3%. Salem and Hope Creek reactors alone generate enough electricity for 3 million home daily.  Output from ...

    Posted at February 25, 2013 | By : | Categories : Energy Facts,Press Release | 0 Comment
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