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Assembly Republicans: Efforts to ban natural gas in New Jersey reach boiling point

NEW JERSEY – By approving controversial measures this summer pushing building owners to convert from natural gas to electric heat, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is teaming up with Gov. Phil Murphy to advance his green energy goals despite public outcry, Assembly Republicans said.

Are the five government-appointed commissioners at BPU and Murphy coming for your gas stoves? Assembly Republicans think so and Reina Smrdelj, a legislative analyst in Trenton, explains why.

Murphy aims to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050 by installing zero-carbon-emission heating and cooling systems in 400,000 homes and 20,000 commercial properties by 2030 and banning gas-powered vehicle sales in New Jersey by 2035, Assembly Republicans said.

To ensure New Jersey meets these targets, some incentives have become mandates, which is fueling concerns over costs and consumer choice. One independent nonprofit estimated the governor’s lofty energy ambitions will cost New Jerseyans $1.4 trillion, Assembly Republicans said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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