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City Council Approves Renewable Energy Ordinance

A plan for the City of New Brunswick to expand the amount of renewable energy in our community will soon be put into action with the approval of New Brunswick City Council.

On Wednesday night, New Brunswick City Council signed off on an ordinance that requires energy providers to supply certain amounts of the energy they provide from renewable sources, with required percentage increased in subsequent years and a goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

Council also approved an agreement with the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey to serve as a consultant in this new sustainability endeavor. The MRESC has experience in cooperative purchasing agreements of this nature and will monitor energy purchasing trends to help us implement this new program in a manner that is beneficial to the City’s sustainability efforts and to our taxpayers.

We are excited to embark on this new sustainability effort and thank NJ Food & Water Watch, a partner in other eco-friendly and sustainability efforts in the City of New Brunswick, for playing a part in bringing this ordinance before City Council.