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Brownouts Loom as Demand Outpaces Supply

December 13, 2010 – In The News
NJ Monthly

Steven Goldenberg comments on the difficult and costly energy choices facing New Jersey, saying “If a pot of money was created, and everyone competed for those funds based on a cost-benefit analysis or ‘bang for their buck,’ solar would never win the competition. And wind would not fare much better. It’s one thing to establish aggressive renewable-energy goals, but pragmatism must be involved when setting these goals.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration will unveil its new Energy Master Plan, which is expected to have a renewable energy and conservation component and emphasize investment in traditional power generation, including the construction of America’s first new nuclear plant in more than two decades. “The Christie administration appears to be making a concerted effort to assure that program costs are justified and produce benefits that contribute to the economic health of the state,” says Goldenberg.

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