The transportation sector is responsible for more than 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy’s commitment to develop a regional clean transportation plan with other Transportation and Climate Initiative states comes on the heels of the Garden State’s move to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – a cap-and-invest program to slash carbon pollution from power plants. The Governor has also announced plans to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050. At the same time, there is significant potential to advance comprehensive legislation in the state to establish a framework for electric utilities to accelerate transportation electrification and develop a network of 600 fast charging stations for electric vehicles along major highways and roads. PSE&G, the state's largest utility has further proposed a significant $360 million initiative to accelerate investments in charging infrastructure and to support electrification of medium and heavy-duty vehicles as a part of its broader Clean Energy Future initiative.
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