PSEG Submits Application for Zero Emission Certificates to Continue to Preserve New Jersey’s Largest Source of Carbon-Free Electricity | News
NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PSEG today filed applications to extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants in Salem County in order to preserve New Jersey’s largest carbon-free source of electricity and help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goals.
Thanks to PSEG’s nuclear plants, nearly 40% of New Jersey’s energy supply is already carbon-free. Nuclear energy delivers more than 90% of all of the state’s carbon-free energy and is essential to New Jersey’s ability to successfully achieve its goal of a 100% carbon-free energy supply by 2050, as outlined in the state’s Energy Master Plan and documented by numerous independent studies.
“Nuclear energy already is New Jersey’s largest source of carbon-free electricity. No other energy source currently comes close,” said Rick Thigpen, PSEG’s senior vice president for Corporate Citizenship. “We want to continue to partner with Gov. Phil