Statement on Establishment of New Jersey's Zero-Emission Certification Program

Nuclear Matters applauds New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for signing important, bipartisan legislation that protects New Jersey’s clean energy future by creating a zero-emission certificate program for nuclear power plants, preserving the economic and environmental benefits of this vital energy source for years to come. New Jersey’s nuclear facilities are crucial to the state’s pursuit of clean energy, generating more than 90 percent of the state’s carbon-free power and nearly 40 percent of the state’s overall energy portfolio, all while supporting more than 5,800 jobs. We’re thrilled Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature have taken this step to establish the Garden State as a leader in reliable, affordable and carbon-free energy and commend them for their hard work in enacting this legislation.