Murphy’s clean energy goals include nuclear in long-awaited master plan
Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his long-awaited energy master plan for the state on Monday, calling for more investment in renewable energy, such as solar and wind, and throwing support behind nuclear energy to lower New Jersey’s contribution to global warming.
The 108-page draft report lays out an ambitious plan to convert New Jersey’s electricity production to 100 percent clean energy by 2050.
But not all of that will come from renewable sources like solar and wind, which currently make up only 5 percent of the state’s power sector. The report defines clean energy as “carbon neutral,” which means eliminating carbon emissions or capturing them with carbon removal techniques.