New Jersey needs to do more to reduce energy use and is falling behind what other states are doing to curb the consumption of gas and electricity, according to a panel of experts at a NJ Spotlight roundtable held on Friday in Trenton.
"By virtually all accounts, reducing energy use by homes and businesses is the most cost effective way to lower gas and electric bills. It also helps to cut pollution from power plants and emissions that contribute to global warming.
"New Jersey ranks 26th in the nation in the effectiveness of its energy-savings programs, according to a ranking by a nonprofit organization that promotes such efforts, Brand noted. “This is New Jersey. We’re not going to settle for 26th,’’ she said.
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