The New Jersey Conference on the Fourth Regional Plan highlighted issues of affordability, transportation, technology, access to opportunity, and climate change.
Climate Change and Energy
At the Lincoln Institute symposium, panelists stressed that innovative resiliency solutions need collaboration and a regional focus.
We need to begin the difficult conversation about how to accommodate rising sea levels and future severe storms, if we’re going to be ready for the next Sandy.
The New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust’s plan for its revolving funds must be improved if the funds are to enhance resilience to extreme weather.
Event will focus on concrete steps that are being taken post-Hurricane Sandy to plan, pay for and implement resiliency measures on the ground.
New Jersey Future provided comments strongly supporting the state’s continued membership in the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as a way to generate funds for energy conservation and alternatives.
New Jersey Future strongly supports the proposed Energy Resiliency Bank, but recommends the current guide include more specifics if it is to meet its intended goals.
New Jersey Future is sponsoring a free screening Sept. 20 of Shored Up, a documentary that examines the difficult issues related to coastal development in the face of severe weather and sea level rise. After the screening there will be a panel discussion and question-and-answer session.
A survey will help Sandy-damaged towns determine their residents’ readiness to address flood risks.
New Jersey Future’s comments on the proposed new CAFRA rules call for more stringent protections.