Updated April 12, 2018
- New Jersey's legislature voted on April 12, 2018 to save the state's nuclear plants at the cost of extending 18-28 times more in subsidies to solar.
New Jersey is home to three nuclear power plants, which currently account for over half of the state's electricity consumption and provides 92 percent of its zero-carbon electricity.
New Jersey’s emissions would increase the equivalent of adding nearly 2.8 million cars to the road if its nuclear plants are closed.
In 2017, New Jersey's nuclear plants provided twelve times more electricity than the state's solar and wind combined.
In December 2017, President Michael Shellenberger testified before the New Jersey Senate, arguing that saving the state's nuclear power plants would save jobs, lives, and the environment.
- Climate scientists including James Hansen, along with other concerned scientists, conservationists, and environmentalists have urged Governor Murphy and other state leaders to protect New Jersey's remaining nuclear plants.