Energy


In a Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) membership survey conducted during the months of June and July of 2018, respondents for the eleventh consecutive year unanimously ranked energy costs as one of the top issues of concern facing their companies in New Jersey.  One can understand why, since New Jersey’s industrial energy rates are among the highest in the nation. For some energy-intensive products, energy for both fuel and power needs and feedstocks account for up to 85% of total production costs. Because energy is a vital component of the industry’s cost structure, higher energy prices can have a substantial impact on jobs and the bottom line.



 

Energy Related Position Papers

  • March 10, 2020

    PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ON NJDEP NJPACT RULEMAKING EFFORT – REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS IN NJ

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following preliminary comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the potential pathways to reduce carbon emissions in the state to achieve the goals of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2006 levels by 2050 and 100% clean energy by 2050, as presented at the stakeholder meeting held on February 25, 2020.


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  • March 6, 2020

    PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ON NJDEP NJPACT RULEMAKING EFFORT – PERIODIC MONITORING AND REPORTING OF NJ’S GHG EMISSIONS

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following preliminary comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring and reporting rulemaking focus areas, as presented at the stakeholder meeting held on February 21, 2020.


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  • September 13, 2019

    COMMENTS: 2019 ENERGY MASTER PLAN – PROMOTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND AFFORDABILITY

    Chemistry Council of New Jersey

    Our members continue to be concerned with the high cost of energy in New Jersey.  In a CCNJ membership survey conducted during the months of June and July of 2018, respondents for the eleventh consecutive year, unanimously ranked energy costs as one of the top issues of concern facing their companies in New Jersey.  Energy is a vital component of our industry’s cost structure, and higher energy prices can have a substantial impact on both jobs and the bottom line of our member companies.  New Jersey’s industrial energy rates are still some of the highest in the nation, about 45% above the national average.  As large energy users, the state’s energy policies are of critical importance to our members.


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  • October 19, 2018

    COMMENTS: IN THE MATTER OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF L. 2018, c. 16 REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A ZERO EMISSION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR ELIGIBLE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

    On behalf of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, which represents the business of chemistry in the state, we remain concerned with the potential subsidy for nuclear generation. As I testified during the extensive legislative process, this subsidy will drastically increase the electricity cost to manufactures in NJ, an industry that state has been trying to bolster. The potential cost of this program will increase electricity bills for companies who already pay an average of 45% more than there competition from around the country. To put it in a dollar and cents perspective, this subsidy could cost some smaller manufactures in NJ nearly $100,000 in additional energy cost, while larger manufactures could pay upwards of $1 million annually.


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  • October 11, 2018

    COMMENTS: REGARDING NEW JERSEY 2019 ENERGY MASTER PLAN – REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

    Energy is a vital component of the industry’s cost structure and higher energy prices can have a substantial impact on our members and the consumers of their products.  As such, we support goals to drive down the cost of energy for all customers, to promote a diverse portfolio of new, clean, in-state generation and to reward energy efficiency and energy conservation and reduce peak demand.  The Council believes that these goals are in the best interests of all energy consumers, as their implementation will lead to significant improvement in energy utilization throughout the state, ensure that the environment remains protected, and foster innovation and economic growth.


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  • September 11, 2018

    ISSUE PAPER: ENERGY IN PERSPECTIVE

    In a Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) membership survey conducted during the months of June and July of 2018, respondents for the eleventh consecutive year unanimously ranked energy costs as one of the top issues of concern facing their companies in New Jersey.  One can understand why, since New Jersey’s industrial energy rates are among the highest in the nation. For some energy-intensive products, energy for both fuel and power needs and feedstocks account for up to 85% of total production costs. Because energy is a vital component of the industry’s cost structure, higher energy prices can have a substantial impact on jobs and the bottom line.


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  • May 1, 2015

    Issue Paper: Energy in Perspective

    In a Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) membership survey conducted during the months of June and July of 2014, respondents for the seventh consecutive year unanimously ranked energy costs as one of the top issues of concern facing their companies in New Jersey. One can understand why, since New Jersey’s industrial energy rates are among the highest in the nation. For some energy-intensive products, energy for both fuel and power needs and feedstocks account for up to 85% of total production costs. Because energy is a vital component of the industry’s cost structure, higher energy prices can have a substantial impact on jobs and the bottom line.


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  • May 29, 2020

    Since January, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey has Welcomed Six New Member Companies: 4 Regular and 2 Associate

    CCNJ continues to make a concerted effort to identify and recruit new members in what is a dwindling industry landscape in New Jersey.


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  • May 29, 2020

    CCNJ Energy Aggregation Program: Now Open to Small Electricity and Natural Gas Accounts

    CCNJ members once again have the unique ability to join the nation’s largest industrial energy aggregation group.  Having realized more than $150 million dollars in savings for participants since its inception in 1999, the CCNJ Electricity Procurement Program is an excellent opportunity for CCNJ members to realize cost savings in purchasing electricity for their facilities in NJ, and other company facilities within the PJM grid.


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  • March 31, 2020

    DEP Seeks Input From Stakeholders On NJPACT HFC Reporting Rulemaking

    As a follow-up to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring and Reporting Rules stakeholder meeting held by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on February 21, 2020, a virtual meeting specifically focused on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) reporting was held on March 26, 2020.


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  • March 31, 2020

    CCNJ Submits Preliminary Comments On NJDEP NJPACT Rulemaking Effort

    In early March, CCNJ submitted comments on the draft proposed New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) rules presented by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) at two recent stakeholder meetings focused on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) monitoring/reporting and carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) emissions reduction.


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  • February 26, 2020

    DEP Seeks Input From Stakeholders On Forthcoming PACT Regulations

    On February 21, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) invited stakeholders to a meeting to “discuss potential rulemaking to require periodic monitoring and reporting of statewide greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Global Warming Response Act."


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  • February 26, 2020

    DEP Seeks Comments From Stakeholders On Reducing Carbon Emissions in NJ

    On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection (NJDEP) held another meeting as part of their stakeholder process to develop a suite of NJPACT (New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats) regulations as directed by Executive Order 100 and Administrative Order No. 2020-01. 


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  • February 26, 2020

    Reset: Business And Society In The New Social Landscape

    As consumers, our access to—and appetite for—information about what and how we buy continues to grow. Powered by social media, increasingly we look at the companies behind the products and are disappointed when their actions do not meet our expectations.


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  • January 31, 2020

    CCNJ Had A Successful 218th Legislative Session On Behalf of Its Members

    Now that the 2018-2019 Legislative Session is behind us, CCNJ can now report on its successful advocacy efforts before the New Jersey Legislative and Executive branches.


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  • January 31, 2020

    Governor Murphy Releases Much Anticipated Energy Master Plan

    On Monday, January 27, Governor Murphy released the latest version of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan. 


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  • January 31, 2020

    CCNJ Not Resting On Its Laurels As It Advances Advocacy Priorities In The 219th Legislature

    On January 14<sup>th</sup>, the 219<sup>th</sup> Session of the New Jersey Legislature was convened and to date more than 3,573 bills have already been introduced. 


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Energy Related Resources

  • September 6, 2013

    Chemical Sector Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise After Action Report

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC)-sponsored Chemical Sector Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise (TTX) provided a forum to facilitate discussion and document roles, responsibilities, processes, protocols, and systems used to support an effective public-private response to emerging all-hazard threats and incidents impacting the Chemical Sector. The TTX was meant to validate and provide feedback to enhance the recently developed draft Playbook for an Effective All-Hazards Chemical Sector Response (the “Playbook”). As a joint publication of the U.S. Department of Homeland (DHS) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC),1 the Playbook is intended to provide a standard operating procedure to assist the Chemical Sector in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all-hazards emergency events.


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