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BPU Plans Hearings on New Power Plants

January 4, 2011 – In The News
NJ Spotlight

As New Jersey suffers from some of the highest energy bills in the nation, the state is looking for ways to attract new power plants. Regardless of what happens in the state legislature, the Christie administration plans to hold its own hearings to discuss how New Jersey should attract new power plants.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will also hold hearings early this year to address how to lure new generation plants to the state, even if a controversial bill pending in the legislature is approved. “The board ultimately needs to have control of this issue. It shouldn’t be left up to the legislature to determine the winners and losers,” said Steve Goldenberg. “These are the people with the expertise to understand the consequences of their decisions.”

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