Ralph Izzo | Chairman, President & CEO, PSEG
As the world celebrates a new Earth Day, critical deadlines in the race against climate change are approaching rapidly. Around the U.S. and the world, political and business leaders are joining together to decarbonize their economies in hopes of preventing the most severe impacts – rising sea levels, changing weather patterns and increasingly frequent and damaging storms.
At PSEG, we’re committed to our Powering Progress vision of helping all of our customers reduce their energy consumption, to provide those customers with energy that is cleaner, and to deliver that energy with unparalleled reliability. As CEO, I’m proud of this vision for clean energy and climate leadership on behalf of the many diverse communities we serve, and I’m especially appreciative of the partnerships we have forged with leaders at the state and national levels to help accomplish these goals.
Here in New Jersey, we’re standing alongside Gov. Phil Murphy as we collaborate toward achieving his ambitious clean energy targets – from annual reductions in energy consumption through energy efficiency, to widespread adoption of electric vehicles on our highways, to a vibrant role for our state in the growing offshore wind industry, to a carbon-free energy supply.
And in Washington, we’re increasingly encouraged by the climate policies put forward by the Biden-Harris administration, including their action to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, vigorous national targets for offshore wind, and soon, bold new carbon-reduction goals that will help re-establish the United States’ role as a global leader on climate issues.
Throughout the coming year, I look forward to continued progress at the state and national levels. It takes all of us – from public/private partnerships to investors and consumers – to drive the policies, investments and technology innovations needed to achieve the ambitious goals that can help avoid the worst impact of climate change.
I also look forward to continued momentum toward PSEG’s vision, driven by our historic investments in energy efficiency, electric vehicles and the technology to drive these efforts, and by generating power through carbon-free nuclear and our new partnership in New Jersey’s landmark Ocean Wind project.
These clean energy strategies remain essential not only for our business but, more importantly, for the communities we serve and the planet we all share – providing valuable tools we’re leveraging to address the rising threat of climate change, which I consider one of the pre-eminent challenges of our time. And I am particularly proud that the same programs that help keep the air we breathe clean also play a big role in helping our communities recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By creating jobs, equity and economic opportunities for our most vulnerable communities – as well as universal access for every customer to enjoy the benefits of our clean energy programs – we ensure that the green economy will leave no one behind.
This Earth Day and every day, I’m proud of PSEG’s climate leadership and our role in the clean energy future.
BetterPlanet Challenge 2021
This Earth Day, PSEG is once again partnering with TechUnited:NJ to sponsor the BetterPlanet Challenge in search of entrepreneurs and innovators in the clean energy and technology space who will compete for a $50,000 prize. The focus of this year’s challenge is electrified transportation.
This year’s event will include welcoming remarks by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a conversation with BlackRock President Rob Kapito and remarks from astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
To watch Thursday’s kickoff event, RSVP here.
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