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Powering New Jersey's Future: A Clean Energy Strategy for Replacing the Oyster Creek and Salem Nuclear Plants

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Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher(s): Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center

Author(s): Tony Dutzik; Suzanne Liou; Timothy Telleen-Lawton

Topic: Energy (Electric power)

Keywords: energy efficiency; renewable energy; nuclear power

Type: Report

Coverage: New Jersey

Abstract:

New Jersey's electricity grid faces increasing strains from rising demand. At the same time, three of the state's four nuclear reactors--located at the Oyster Creek and Salem nuclear power plants--are scheduled to retire by 2020. The state's nuclear power plants pose environmental, health and safety problems. Powering New Jersey's Future describes how the Garden State can meet its electricity needs while retiring its nuclear power plants on schedule, by moving aggressively to boost the energy efficiency of the state's economy, invest in renewable energy, promote the use of energy-saving combined-heat-and-power technology, and manage electricity demand.