New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate in separate actions on April 12 passed bills to ensure continued operation of PSEG’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants.
Lawmakers also passed bills to modify the state’s renewable portfolio standards and for support of a pilot offshore wind farm.
Legislation (S-2313/A-3724) directing the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to establish a zero emission certificate (ZEC) program for the state’s nuclear power plants cleared the state Senate 29–7 and the Assembly 60–10, with one abstention. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) now has purview to make the controversial bill a law.