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NJ SEED is a unique coalition of New Jersey’s most prominent labor and business organizations. For more than 35 years, our diverse membership which includes labor and business groups, energy providers, environmental consultants, telecommunications firms, residential and commercial development interests, insurance firms, educators, police and firefighters, food manufacturers and retailers, water utilities, chemical industries,
pharmaceutical companies, and health care advocates. We are committed to the belief that economic growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive.

 

 

 

7/16/19-OP-ED: PRINCIPLES THAT SHOULD GUIDE FINAL VERSION OF NJ’S ENERGY MASTER PLAN

OP-ED: PRINCIPLES THAT SHOULD GUIDE FINAL VERSION OF NJ’S ENERGY MASTER PLAN

By Scott Weiner, CEO of my-RESI, an alternative-energy company

 July 15, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

“The enormity of the work required to move the energy master plan from vision to implementation can’t be overstated”.

Today, tomorrow, 20 years from now, when you want to turn on a light or electrical appliance in your home, you’ll just flip the switch. That won’t change — but just about everything else about how power travels from its source to consumers will.

NJ SEED: Among many positions held in and out of state government, as a former DEP Commissioner and former President of NJ Board of Public Utilities Scott Weiner is eminently qualified to bring his opinions to the discussion of the NJ Energy Master Plan.

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7/16/19-New Jersey ‘Business-First’ Resource Launches Podcast

New Jersey ‘Business-First’ Resource Launches Podcast

 July 12, 2019 | njbiz.com 

The New Jersey Business Action Center is seeking to spread the word about the ways it works for and with Garden State business owners with the debut of its new podcast. On July 11, the “business-first” NJBAC, part of the New Jersey Department of State, launched the series to address the specific challenges of Garden State businesses – from setting up an LLC, to exporting products – and the ways owners can use the center’s free services.

NJ SEED:  Efforts to encourage businesses to locate or expand operations in NJ are welcome. It’s not so much that NJ is a ”well-kept secret” as claimed by NJBAC’s Executive Director, but rather that for many decades NJ has had a reputation of being a hostile environment for business. Hopefully the podcast project will begin to reverse that image.

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7/16/19-Advocates Optimistic About Bid to Monitor PFAS in Water Systems

Advocates Optimistic About Bid to Monitor PFAS in Water Systems

 July 10, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

Amendments to annual federal defense spending bill contain language that could help define scope of the contamination

NJ SEED: Federal government attention to the issue of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in our drinking water is a welcome development. It is a national issue, not limited to one state although NJ has been the leader is calling for aggressive measurers to address these dangerous pollutants.

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7/16/19-Thinking Small Could Alter Power Grid by Integrating Small-Scale Power Systems

Thinking Small Could Alter Power Grid by Integrating Small-Scale Power Systems

 July 11, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

Distributed energy resources like solar arrays and CHP can help customers save while giving utilities a way to trim spending on local, long-distance infrastructure.

NJ SEED: Small-scale power systems have a place in the mix of sources, but beware of those who promote their own interest while calling for the elimination of competing sources of power.

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7/9/19-NJ is Almost the Worst State in Which to Start a New Business, Study Says

NJ is Almost the Worst State in Which to Start a New Business, Study Says

 July 8, 2019 | njbiz.com 

The good news is things could be worse when it comes to starting a business in New Jersey, you could be starting one in Rhode Island – the only state to rank lower in a new study evaluating the best, and worst, places to establish a new venture. New Jersey came in at No. 49 on personal-finance website WalletHub’s 2019’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business list, released Monday, July 8.

NJ SEED: New Jersey has a decades long reputation of being an unwelcoming place in which to locate a business. High taxation, high energy costs, and decades of perceived government hostility at all levels has worked against the state’s image. However, NJ’s location between two major markets – New York City and Philadelphia – and a skilled labor force tip the scale in favor of setting up shop in the Garden State for many businesses.

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