N.J. to offer renewable energy surcharge
New Jersey will be the first to offer a statewide program in which all the state's electric customers can opt to pay more in their monthly bills to use energy that comes from renewable sources.
April 7, 2006
by Gregory J. Volpe
in Courier Post
In this month's electric bill, consumers will get a registration form for the Clean Power Choice program, in which they can choose to pay an average $6 to $9 more per month to add electricity to the grid from "clean" sources such as solar and wind.
A coalition of business, energy, environmental and municipal officials touted the measure Thursday as a way to help the environment and economy and decrease the use of fossil fuels.
"We're offering New Jersey residents an opportunity to invest in the economy and the environmental well-being of New Jersey," Board of Public Utilities President Jeanne... [continue via Web link]