SENATE, No. 3667
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED APRIL 26, 2021
Senator BOB SMITH
District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)
Senator CHRISTOPHER "KIP" BATEMAN
District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)
Codifies certain energy goals related to 2019 Energy Master Plan.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee on December 9, 2021, with amendments.
An Act concerning State energy goals and supplementing Title 48 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. Based on the 2019 New Jersey Energy Master Plan, prepared pursuant to section 12 of P.L.1977, c.146 (C.52:27F-14), 3and the “New Jersey Global Warming Response Act 80x50 Report” published by the Department of Environmental Protection in October 2020 pursuant to the “Global Warming Response Act,” P.L.2007, c.112 (C.26:2C-37 et al.),3 there are established the following State goals 2related to electric vehicles and the transportation sector2 :
(1) by 2025, at least 330,000 light-duty electric vehicles shall be registered in the State 3and there shall be sufficient distribution capacity and charging infrastructure to support their convenient and efficient charging3;
(2) 3[beginning in the fiscal year after appropriate charging infrastructure is operational, at least 50 percent of the light duty passenger vehicles purchased by the Department of the Treasury shall be electric vehicles] by 2035, 100 percent of light-duty vehicles sold in the State shall be electric vehicles3;
(3) 3by December 31, 2025, 25 percent of State-owned non-emergency light-duty vehicles shall be electric vehicles, and by 2035, 100 percent of State-owned non-emergency light-duty vehicles shall be electric vehicles pursuant to section 3 of P.L.2019, c. 362 (C.48:25-3);
(4) sufficient charging infrastructure shall be installed to ensure the goals in paragraph (3) of this subsection can be met; and
(5)3 by 2025, the New Jersey Transit Corporation shall 2[operate at least one] have in development a prototype of a2 battery electric train 2[;
(4) by 2025, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shall emit 35 percent less greenhouse gases, measured by carbon dioxide equivalent, than the authority emitted during 2006;
(5) by 2025, at least 50 percent of the light duty vehicles owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shall be electric vehicles;
(6) by 2025, at least 35 percent of the electricity used in the State shall be produced by renewable sources;
(7) by 2030, at least 50 percent of the electricity used in the State shall be produced by renewable sources;
b. Based on the 2019 New Jersey Energy Master Plan, prepared pursuant to section 12 of P.L.1977, c.146 (C.52:27F-14), 3and the “New Jersey Global Warming Response Act 80x50 Report” published by the Department of Environmental Protection in October 2020 pursuant to the “Global Warming Response Act,” P.L.2007, c.112 (C.26:2C-37 et al.),3 there are established the following State goals related to the use of clean energy in the State:
(1) the State shall adopt a clean energy standard 3for the generation of electricity3 which recognizes electricity produced by all non-carbon emitting resources, including renewable energy, nuclear energy, and other non-emitting technologies;
(2) the State shall 3[match the issuance of renewable energy certificates or other clean energy standard credits with the consumption of electricity in the State to ensure that clean energy production occurs at the same time as energy is consumed] provide that the value of any renewable energy certificates or clean energy-related certificates retired in compliance with State law reflects the environmental benefits of the energy produced3;
(3)2 by 2030, offshore wind facilities 3[in the State]3 shall generate at least 3.5 gigawatts of 3the3 power 3consumed by New Jersey consumers3;
2[(9)] (4)2 by 2035, offshore wind facilities 3[in the State]3 shall generate at least 7.5 gigawatts of 3the3 power 3consumed by New Jersey consumers3;
2[(10)] (5)2 by 2035, 2[electric power utilities 1and energy storage companies1 in]2 the State shall 2[possess] provide for the installation of 2.5 gigawatts of2 energy storage systems capable of 2[discharging to the grid two gigawatts of electric power for at least 24 hours] storing electricity to provide four hours of continuous discharge 3at their rated capacity3;
(6) by 2050, the State shall provide for the installation of 8.7 gigawatts of energy storage systems capable of storing electricity to provide four hours of continuous discharge2 3at their rated capacity3; and
2[(11) beginning in 2023,] (7)2 the owner or operator of each commercial building over 25,000 square feet in New Jersey shall benchmark the building's energy and water use for the prior calendar year using the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Portfolio Manager tool.
2[b.] c.2 The Board of Public Utilities, Department of the Treasury, New Jersey Transit Corporation, 2[Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,]2 Department of Community Affairs, Department of Transportation, and Department of Environmental Protection shall review the applicable rules and regulations and notify, in writing, the President of the Senate and Speaker of the General Assembly, as well as the respective chairpersons of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, or their designated successors, of any instances in which the existing statutory authority is insufficient to achieve the goals set forth in 3[subsection] subsections3 a. 3and b.3 of this section.
2[c.] d.2 The 2[Department of Environmental Protection] Board of Public Utilities2 shall prepare an annual report, beginning one year after the effective date of this act and ending in 2035, on the State's progress in achieving the goals set forth in 2[subsection] subsections2 a. 2and b.2 of this section. The 2[department] board2 shall submit each report to the Governor and to the Legislature pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1).
2e. Commencing with the first update of the energy master plan, adopted pursuant to section 12 of P.L.1977, c.146 (C.52:27F-14), occurring after the date of enactment of this act, the Energy Master Plan Committee shall ensure that the energy master plan conforms to, or exceeds, the goals set forth in this act 3, unless an alternative set of goals has been found, through the energy master plan development, to result in more rapid reduction of Statewide greenhouse gas emissions and deeper decarbonization at a comparable or lower cost3.2
2. This act shall take effect immediately.