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New Jersey Turning to Cogeneration - Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Jersey could soon see a surge of interest in cogeneration in the state.

Despite its small size, New Jersey has emerged as one of the largest renewable electricity markets in the country through effective use of policy.

Months after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie introduced his new Energy Master Plan, the state continues to consider feedback on the proposal.

Proponents of an offshore wind farm along the coast of New Jersey will know the project’s fate around December 2012, when state officials decide which proposals will move forward, according to New Jersey Spotlight.

The construction of a solar field in Moorestown, New Jersey, could save the township nearly $2 million over 15 years, but the construction could result in sizable upfront costs. The town council is examining the benefits of such an investment, the Moorestown Patch reports.

The Princeton Regional school board in New Jersey is officially looking into installing solar panels on school district buildings to save money and generate energy after partnering with the Mercer County Improvement Authority on a feasibility study, the Times of Trenton reports.

A 25-acre solar roof is expected to be built at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, New Jersey, eventually generating enough electricity to power approximately 1,500 homes in a given year.