PISCATAWAY, NJ - Residents and environmental activists will rally before the September 24 Piscataway Township Council Meeting in support of a 100% renewable community energy program.
The council has publicly criticized the 100% renewable energy goal, and is currently considering a resolution that does not stipulate any renewable goals – which could be an attempt to undermine a citizen-led clean energy campaign.
WHAT: Clean Air Piscataway: Rally and Council Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:15 PM
WHERE: Municipal Building, - 455 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ
BACKGROUND: Close to 1,500 Piscataway voters signed a petition to get the township to create a new community energy aggregation (CEA) program that would reach the 100% renewable threshold by the year 2035. The issue will be on the ballot in the November election.
A CEA is essentially a bulk purchasing arrangement that saves customers money on their monthly bills. New Brunswick implemented the exact same program last year, now gets 50% of its energy from renewable sources, and is saving $100/year for each household.
Before Piscataway voters get their say, though, the Township Council is attempting to rush through a community energy program that does not spell out any renewable goals.