New Jersey Lawmakers Pitch Relief for Landfill Waste-to-Energy Projects

By Rachael Zimlich, Waste360. 

The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would award renewable energy certificates to facilities that report losses related to gas-to-energy projects.

The proposal, Assembly Bill 3358, was introduced in February and echoes the sentiments of its companion bill, Senate Bill 2076, which was introduced in 2014 and earned approval from the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. The bill’s goal is to offset the costs of meeting New Jersey’s stringent environmental standards, which Fred DeSanti, a lobbyist representing stakeholders behind the bill, says are four times tougher than federal standards.