New Jersey ranks third in total greenhouse gas savings

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:04

    NEWARK - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program are helping residents throughout the state adopt simple ways to save energy, save money and help protect the environment as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Change the World, Start with Energy Star campaign. “Change the World, Start with Energy Star” is a national campaign encouraging everyone to pledge to take individual steps that make a big difference in the fight against global warming. With projected greenhouse gas emissions already reduced by more than 25 million pounds this year, New Jersey is more than half way to reaching its goal of avoiding more than 40 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2009. As of late January, New Jersey was third nationwide in total greenhouse gas savings and ranked first among government campaign partners. “The campaign is off to a great start in New Jersey, and there is still plenty of time to be a part of these efforts,” said BPU President Jeanne M. Fox. “These products save energy, reduce utility bills, and help fight global warming.” To learn more, visit or call 866-657-6278.