New Jersey Large Users Chafe at Costs Tied to RGGI Law

February 3, 2010 – In The News
Platts: Electric Power Daily

A group of large energy users is scheduled to go before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities over a claim they are paying a disproportionate share of the cost of utility infrastructure and energy efficiency programs. Steven Goldenberg, attorney for the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition, was interviewed regarding the Coalition's stance on the matter. He said the programs will be too costly with barely, if any, benefits to the large energy users, and were implemented to benefit other rate classes. Goldenberg said the initiatives were proposed to stimulate the economy and create jobs; however, he felt these initiatives are hurting businesses and jobs may still be lost. Goldenberg points to the high cost of energy in the state, as to the reason New Jersey business have relocated, gone bankrupt or scaled back operations.