NRDC Expert Blog

Will NJ Lawmakers Give Governor Christie a Nuclear Goodbye Gift?

The state’s electric customers may be forced to pay a bigger utility bill to keep something they already have.

NJ’s Proposed Nuclear Bailout Explained: A Closer Look

December 21st UPDATE: After yesterday’s hearing, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee passed the nuclear bailout bills.

New Jersey’s Nuclear Bailout Explained: First Look

Late last night the New Jersey State Senate introduced its controversial lame duck bailout for the state’s nuclear plants.

NJ Lawmakers: Support Nuclear Transition, Not Bailout

A coalition of local and national environmental groups, including NRDC, today formally urged the New Jersey Legislature to take the time needed to determine whether the state’s nuclear plants require financial support, and if so to craft an approach that is narrowly tailored and fully protective

Christie’s Last-Minute Nuclear Bailout Plans for New Jersey

In the latest move to ram through a multibillion-dollar subsidy package for the state’s (currently thriving) nuclear plants, outgoing Governor Chris Christie is signaling that he won’t consider legislation that includes provisions to protect taxpayers and preserve New Jersey’s ability to continue to grow its clean energy businesses. If the New Jersey Legislature passes a bill to subsidize those plants before Gov.-elect Phil Murphy takes office on January 16, it will not protect consumers, employees, communities or the environment.