Chris Christie's energy plan titled, "Energy as Industry" is highlighted below:
New Jersey was once a leader in manufacturing, and as the well-known tag line goes, “Trenton makes, the world takes.” Today, the industries that once made New Jersey no longer exist and it shows in our unemployment rate, the number of businesses that have left our state, and the lack of good-paying jobs. The current unemployment rate is 8.89.2% and New Jersey has lost 135,100 overall jobs overall and 34,000 manufacturing jobs in the last year alone. As a result, many middle-class workers have been forced to take lower paid paying jobs without benefits. Energy as Industry is an opportunity to recover the good-paying, middle-class jobs that have been lost by focusing on production. As the country and the rest of the world makes renewable energy a priority, New Jersey has an opportunity and ability to once again become a leader of industry.
-Make New Jersey’s Governor our State’s Chief Energy Advocate.
-The “Choose New Jersey Energy” Campaign.
-Establish “Renew NJ” to consolidate all renewable energy manufacturing efforts
-Make New Jersey a magnet for renewable energy manufacturers:
-Incentivize Energy Manufacturing with Tax Credits
-New Jersey Will Create Higher-Paying Clean Energy Production Jobs in the Next Four Years
-Install Solar Farms on Every Landfill
-Encourage Solar Farms by Making it a Permitted Land Use
-New Jersey Farmland Isn’t Just for Agriculture