New Jersey - S877 - 2018

Establishes and modifies clean energy and energy efficiency programs; establishes zero emission certificate program; modifies State's solar renewable portfolio standards. *

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 02-21-2018
Updated On: 04-17-2018
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsors: Robert Smith (Democratic), Stephen Sweeney (Democratic), Jeff Van Drew (Democratic)

Actions (3)

  • 01-09-2018 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
  • 01-25-2018 - Transferred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
  • 02-22-2018 - Reported from Senate Committee as a Substitute, 2nd Reading

Votes (1)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
02-22-2018Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported with SubstitutionSenate832yes

News (7)

'Revived' PSEG Nuclear Subsidy Heads for Committee This Week - NJ Spotlight
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:05:16 GMT

In an artfully worded statement, the Newark company said, “We understand that a nuclear bill will be considered by the Senate Environment & Energy Committee on Thursday. This is a continuation of the dialogue on this critical issue and we believe that ...

'Augmented' Nuclear Subsidy Bill Could Cost $4B over 15 Years - NJ Spotlight
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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:11:19 GMT

Sen. Bob Smith called it greener than Ireland - a bill that aims to bolster a thriving solar sector, enhance state efforts to cut energy use, and promote carbon-free electricity that powers more than 40 percent of New Jersey homes and businesses. But ...

PSEG, seeking $300M nuclear subsidy, defends keeping ratepayer watchdog in the dark -
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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:06:18 GMT

As Public Service Enterprise Group presses lawmakers for a nuclear subsidy that could siphon $300 million a year from New Jersey residents, the company is hoping to shield its financial information from the state's advocate for ratepayers, who is ...

Will Nuclear Subsidy Bill Kill Solar Sector? - NJ Spotlight
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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:08:04 GMT

A controversial bill to bolster the fortunes of nuclear power in the state may achieve that aim, but it could also deal a crushing blow to New Jersey's thriving solar sector. The latest version of the legislation (S-877), still not publicly available ...

State Takes First, Tentative Steps Toward Energy Efficiency Standard - NJ Spotlight
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Wed, 31 Jan 2018 04:57:45 GMT

The state is getting more serious about conserving how much gas and electricity its residents and businesses use. Tucked into a complex and controversial bill (S-877) that would ask ratepayers to subsidize nuclear power in New Jersey is a new mandate ...

New Jersey Senate committee delays hearing on nuclear subsidy bill - Utility Dive
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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:49:53 GMT

A New Jersey Senate Committee delayed a hearing on a bill proposing subsidies for two nuclear plants owned by Public Service Enterprise Group's nuclear fleet. Meanwhile, the head of the Division of Rate Counsel says the bill could cost ratepayers ...

NJ lawmakers revive nuclear subsidy plan that could raise $300M for PSEG -
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:27:07 GMT

The legislation would authorize a surcharge on Public Service Electric & Gas bills that could cost the typical household about $3 a month. The utility's parent company, Public Service Enterprise Group, has said it would prematurely close its Salem and ...