From a reunion with a regional cap-and-trade program to a rebirth for offshore wind development, newly minted New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy heralds a greening of the Garden State’s energy policies, Trenton watchers say.
“I think we’re going to see some substantial movement in different directions,” said McCarter & English LLP environmental and energy partner Lanny Kurzweil, who is based in Newark. “I think the governor is coming in with a clean slate now. Obviously, he wants to encourage development and business growth. At the same time, he would like to do it in a way that promotes clean industry and energy.”