New Jersey Resources (NJR) announced the release of its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR), which highlights the company’s long-term initiatives and continued innovation that drives its commitment to conservation, energy efficiency and protecting natural resources.
“With this report, we are pleased to share the efforts and accomplishments of our more than 900 women and men who give their best every day to responsibly and reliably meet our customers’ energy needs, create a sustainable future and make a positive difference for our environment,” said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Resources.
Highlights of key sustainability efforts and accomplishments achieved by NJR and its subsidiaries, many which are detailed further in the 2014 Sustainability Report, include:
- Green initiatives for transportation. New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is investing about $10 million to build the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Monmouth and Ocean counties. NJNG has entered into agreements with three host facilities and expects to complete construction by the end of fiscal 2014.
- Alternative fuels in fleet. In addition, more than 25 percent of the NJR fleet is CNG, hybrid, electric and bio-fuel vehicles, reducing fleet emissions as much as 28 percent by replacing older vehicles and with higher-efficiency models.
- Facility and operational enhancements. Since joining Natural Gas STAR 10 years ago, NJR has helped reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 247,232 tons through facility upgrades and operational improvements. This equates to eliminating 47,218 passenger vehicles from New Jersey’s roadways each year.*
- Clean energy investments. NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), NJR’s renewable energy subsidiary, has installed more than 294,000 solar panels on customers’ homes and businesses since 2010, creating in excess of 131,600 megawatt hours of clean energy, helping residential and commercial customers reduce GHG emissions by 100,028 tons. NJRCEV also has acquired two community onshore wind projects. When operational, these wind farms will have total capacity of 30 MWs of energy.
To view New Jersey Resources’ full 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report, visit www.njresources.com.
*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency GHG emissions calculator
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