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Poll: 76% of New Jerseyans Support Using Renewable Energy to Reduce Electric Bills for Low-Income Families
Yale University, George Mason University and Climate Nexus

At least 7 in 10 New Jerseyans support each of the six key components of the Clean Energy Equity Act, a bill that aims to help low-income New Jersey families benefit from solar, storage and energy efficiency, including:

  • 76% support reducing electricity bills of at least 250,000 low-income residents by 2030
  • 71% support establishing an Office of Clean Energy Equity
  • 70% support increasing the amount of storage of renewable energy in low-income communities
  • 76% support developing paid workforce training programs in the clean energy sector
  • 71% support allocating 10% of the Board of Public Utilities’ budget to increase access to clean energy
  • 71% support requiring all new construction in low-income communities is able to install solar energy

The poll also found that more than three-quarters of respondents with a household income of less than $50,000 per year were interested in solar energy programs to help lower or stabilize their electric bill at no additional cost.