Just In: Investing in NJ Solar/Wind Energy - What's Needed?

Laura Stern, Co-Founder of Nautilus Solar, and Richard Dovey, President of Atlantic County Utility Authority, outline the conditions needed for NJ to reclaim leadership in renewable energy.

"In theory, there should be solar all over Summit.   The main catalyst... is really establishing a good regulatory framework, says Stern. 

(Forum highlights, Oct 18, 2017.)

Experts Discuss NJ's Clean Energy Leadership Role

NJ Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Simple Steps to Reduce Energy Use

Rick Dovey, Chair of Sustainable Jersey, and Laura Stern, Co-founder of Nautilus Solar Energy, discuss the leadership and technical resources needed for New Jersey to regain its lead position in renewable energy. Dovey contends, "We could have energy generated by renewable energy - not impacting the environment - offshore of New Jersey, close by, and used in New Jersey and the Northeast."

Scott Fischer, owner of Ciel Power and a CivicStory Board Member, explains home energy saving incentives that can benefit homeowners by reducing energy consumption. Getting smarter about energy conservation will not only save homeowners money in the long run, but also translates into less greenhouse gas emissions entering our environment.

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1. What were the first 4 US presidential cabinet positions, and in which year were they established by law?

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The papal encyclical, Laudato Si', provides a deeply coherent basis for understanding society, ecology and the environment. Enjoy key words and phrases below. 

Powerful phrases from Laudato Si'
The lessons of the global financial crisis have not been assimilated, and we are learning all too slowly the lessons of environmental deterioration." [109]  Read more

Word Counts 

  • economic/economy      81
  • wealth/wealthier           4

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