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Ray Cantor Deputy Chief Government Affairs Officer

Energy & Environmental Quality Committee

The energy resources offered by NJBIA can help your company.  For example, you can get access to advice, partnerships and the financing to make your business more efficient. In addition, our resources can help reduce costs and suggest renewable options. Members have access to our resource area for important information. The resources are for every kind of business, from small retail stores to large enterprises.

Be the first to learn about NJ Board of Public Utilities decisions that impact your bottom line. Also, receive updates on pricing policies for electricity and natural gas.  You will also receive information on efficiency programs, loans and grants.

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August 11, 2022
NJBIA Testimony on Assembly Bill No. 1733 & Senate Bill No. 416

On behalf of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the state’s largest business association, I am submitting these comments on Assembly Bill No. 1733 and Senate Bill No. 416, sponsored by Assemblyman McKeon and Senator Smith, respectively.  These bills would require that state pension and annuity funds divest themselves from the 200 largest fossil […]

June 9, 2022
NJBIA’s Recommendations for Climate Change Policies

On behalf of the NJBIA I want to thank you for the opportunity to testify here today on our recommendations for decarbonizing our economy in the light of the threat of climate change.   NJBIA is in a unique position when it comes to climate change and energy policy.  As the largest business association in […]

May 12, 2022
NJBIA Testimony – Implementation of the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.”

On behalf of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, thank you for the opportunity to testify on the implementation of the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.”   NJBIA has been active from the start in advocating for safe work practices in the advent of the legalization of adult-use recreational cannabis […]

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June 22, 2021
NJBIA Urges DEP to Abandon Proposed Rule to Implement California Clean Truck Regs

NJBIA is asking the state Department of Environmental Protection to rethink its proposal to implement California’s Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) regulation in New Jersey in 2024, saying DEP should work instead toward the adoption of a national standard for low- and zero-emission trucks. “We all agree that the trucking industry will eventually need to convert […]

May 21, 2021
NJBIA Urges Changes to NJ’s Draft Climate Resilience Strategy

NJBIA urged state officials on Friday to take a more measured approach than the overreaching proposals contained in New Jersey’s 2021 Draft Climate Change Resilience Strategy because the sea-level rise scenarios it uses to guide coastal management decisions are not based on the latest science. In a letter submitted to state Chief Resilience Officer David Rosenblatt as part […]

May 11, 2021
NJBIA Opposes Bill Codifying Energy Goals without First Establishing Costs

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association testified Tuesday in opposition to a bill that would codify certain energy goals related to the 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP). NJBIA Vice President for Government Affairs Ray Cantor told the Senate Environment & Energy Committee that many of those EMP objectives do not account for costs to […]

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