On Tuesday evening, June 25th we gathered for a night of delicious potluck dinner, inspiring singing and great conversation with Amy Goldsmith, State Director of Clean Water Action to hear her assessment of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan and what it means for our work to transform New Jersey.
The Energy Master Plan has been in the works for many months. In the words of the governor’s office, it “is intended to set forth a strategic vision for the production, distribution, consumption, and conservation of energy in the State of New Jersey. . . [toward a] goal of setting New Jersey on the path to a conversion to 100% clean energy by 2050.”
This is a big document, in a couple of ways. It’s 108 pages long. More importantly, it is intended to be a framework for moving forward more aggressively in coming years on a clean energy path. Amy’s presentation made it clear what the plan’s strengths and weaknesses are and it gave us a good understanding of this document so we can support what should be supported and advocate effectively for what needs to be strengthened, changed or added.