Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Sustainability Summit Explores the Many Ways to Leave Fossil Fuels Behind

New Jersey is failing to take advantage of opportunities to reduce its use of fossil fuels and convert to cleaner, renewable sources of energy, according to a group trying to promote a more sustainable economy in the state.

Sustainability Summit Explores the Many Ways to Leave Fossil Fuels Behind

New Jersey is failing to take advantage of opportunities to reduce its use of fossil fuels and convert to cleaner, renewable sources of energy, according to a group trying to promote a more sustainable economy in the state.

“We’ve got all the pieces we need. We just need to put all the pieces together,” said Mark Warner, director of energy at Sustainable Jersey and at the Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey.

Speaking after a Sustainable Jersey summit on Wednesday, Warner said that the state possesses more than enough renewable resources and potential cogeneration facilities to replace fossil fuels, cutting down radically on greenhouse gas emissions and making New Jersey “invulnerable to global market pressures or disruptions.”

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