NEW JERSEY, September 26, 2017 - New Jersey’s future energy mix will rely heavily on renewables, at least 80 percent by 2050, if state residents get their way. A new survey shows a majority support renewable energy development and they are willing to pay more for it. According to ReThink Energy NJ 2017 survey, more than three-quarters of New Jerseyans are deeply concerned by climate change, with nearly two-thirds placing blame for the phenomenon on human activity. Half of the respondents felt that solar energy was New Jersey’s most important energy resource, with a quarter of participants naming natural gas as most important. Over 70 percent were in favor of offshore wind energy. Results were based on telephone surveys conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind in which 705 New Jersey registered voters were interviewed.
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