New Jersey wins EPA’s 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Published on April 07, 2016 by Daily Energy Insider Reports

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) recently announced its Clean Energy Program will be awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award for its achievements.

“Through their sustained participation with ENERGY STAR, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and its Clean Energy Program is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said. “I applaud the BPU for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award, the 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

The New Jersey BPU has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 2001. It has initiated several green programs, including its Clean Energy Program and ENERGY STAR Homes Program, which strive to incentivize residents and businesses to use reduce energy consumption with ENERGY STAR certified products, and to incorporate renewable energy, high-efficiency appliances and appliance recycling into practices. Residents and business owners who do so are incentivized with rebates ranging from $50 to $300, depending on the purchase or item being recycled.

The New Jersey BPU has been recognized for its achievements through the program numerous times, recieving the 2012, 2013 and 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for Home Performance. It was also recognized in 2011 for the innovation of its Home Program.