The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released a report that identifies New Jersey as the most-improved state in terms of meeting energy efficiency goals.
New Jersey moved up five spots to number 18.
The Garden State has set new annual energy savings targets and took steps to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a multistate cap and trade emissions compact.
“The fact that New Jersey has emerged as the most-improved state speaks volumes on the state’s commitment to becoming a 100 percent clean energy state by 2050,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said in a prepared statement. “We’ve made enormous progress in very short order, but there remains more hard work ahead. I look forward to New Jersey’s continued leadership on making our environment healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable for future generations.”