19 Sep: Thursday Advisory — Senate Environment Panel To Discuss Package Of Bills Promoting Alternative Fuel Cars

TRENTON – The Senate Environment and Energy Committee will host a hearing on a package of more than twenty bills promoting the use of electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles on Thursday, September 20. The hearing will be held at 10 AM in Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor of the Statehouse Annex.

“With the nation’s third highest commuter times, New Jerseyans spend a lot of time in their cars, much to the detriment of our state’s air quality, the health of our citizens and the environment,” said Senator Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, Chairman of the Environment Committee and author of numerous bills included in the package. “As technology continues to advance and we have the ability to fuel our cars with natural gas, electricity and even fuel cells rather than with gasoline, it is important that the Legislature revisits ways to encourage consumers to switch to these alternative fuel vehicles.”