NJPIRG-backed act is passed by state Senate

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Gina Goldenberg
Creative Associate

Author: Gina Goldenberg

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2021
B.A., magna cum laude and Sigma Theta Delta, Wake Forest University

Gina writes, edits and designs materials for the PIRG state groups. Gina lives in Boston where she enjoys reading, running and spending time with friends.

Your run-of-the-mill stoves and refrigerators just became much more exciting.

On Dec. 20, New Jersey's state Senate just passed a law to update energy efficiency standards for major everyday appliances. The law will save energy, water and money for consumers by updating a set of requirements for several household and commercial appliances, including showerheads and light fixtures.

This is good news for consumers who will benefit from $132 million a year in savings on their monthly utility bills when using appliances that follow the new standards in the future.  New Jersey would cut 178,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide — the equivalent of taking 72,000 cars off the road.

By implementing better appliance efficiency standards, we can make meaningful progress toward reducing energy burdens, generating big savings for consumers, and cleaning the air we breathe,” said NJPIRG associate Rachel Vresilovic.

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Photo: If signed into law, the legislation would require products sold and installed in the state to use less energy and water than they need to operate. Credit: Modern Kitchen Appliances via Maxpixel CC0

Gina Goldenberg
Creative Associate

Author: Gina Goldenberg

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2021
B.A., magna cum laude and Sigma Theta Delta, Wake Forest University

Gina writes, edits and designs materials for the PIRG state groups. Gina lives in Boston where she enjoys reading, running and spending time with friends.