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New Jersey Higher Education
Partnership for Sustainability
 

Office of Clean Energy Budget Proposal

16 Oct 2012 11:40 AM | NJHEPS (Administrator)
As a follow-up to our 9/25 Higher Ed. Clean Energy Stakeholder simulcast, we are providing this information, which requires your timely review, and requested action, by 10/22/12.

The NJ Board of Public Utilities, and the NJ Office of Clean Energy (OCE), are now accepting public comments based on a draft straw proposal which would define the next 4 years of budgets for the Office of Clean Energy.  You have the opportunity to weigh in on these budget proposals, and we have been told by our contacts representing the OCE that it's both  important and useful for  them to hear from the Higher Education Community on this issue. We agree, and urge you to take the time to read the budget proposals and make comments.
An example of one potential opportunity: At our stakeholder meeting, questions were raised about Higher Ed's utilization of the free benchmarking tools offered by the OCE; we explained that relatively few buildings have the necessary submeters, and the cost can be prohibitive to purchase a sufficient number of submeters. We asked if a subsidy for this investment could potentially be considered as part of this budget, and were told that if Higher Ed thinks such funding is appropriate, it should be raised during this comment period.
This is one specific example of a request which could be beneficial to the Higher Ed. community. There could be others, and they may be specific to your institution. The focus of our effort is to alert you to the time sensitive need for you to review the budget proposals, and encourage you to make comments by the 102/22 deadline. 
When public hearings are scheduled, we will notify you in case you would like to attend/participate.

You can make comments on these proposals using this link:
http://www.njcleanenergy.com/main/njcep-policy-updates-request-comments/policy-updates-and-request-comments

and then clicking here: 

Straw Proposal NJCEP 2014-2017 Funding Levels

You should then see a pdf load which is titled:

Staff Draft Straw Proposal
NJCEP 2013 through 2016 Funding Level
Now the NJCEP 2014 through 2017 Funding Level
Comprehensive Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy Resource Analysis
The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
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