Bill To Promote Solar Energy Facilities Signed Into Law

TRENTON – Legislation to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills has been signed into law.

The law (A-3139) would allow solar and wind facilities and structures to be built on closed landfills and quarries.

“New Jersey has already taken strong steps to promote alternative energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, but this is another strong step,” said Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union), a sponsor of the bill. “Closed landfills and quarries can be eyesores and obstacles to better land use, but by using them for solar farms and alternative energy facilities, we will boost New Jersey as a leader in the clean energy industry while helping clean the environment.”

“This is more than just cleaning the environment and promoting alternative energy,” said Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex), another of the bill’s sponsors. “This will create jobs and drive economic activity in communities throughout the state.”

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