Bill To Promote Solar Energy Facilities Heads To Governor’s Desk

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TRENTON – Legislation to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills has been approved by both the General Assembly and the Senate.

The bill (S-2126/A-3139), approved by a vote of 72-3-3 in the Assembly, would permit development of solar or photovoltaic energy facilities or structures on any closed landfill.

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The bill requires the Pinelands Commission to determine that the development of a facility or structure in that area would not impact any engineering devices or other environmental controls existing on the site and would not impact ecologically sensitive areas.

The bill would also allow the expansion of renewable solar energy resources in areas that are not actively being used and would be minimally intrusive to conservation efforts.


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