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

  • 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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Energy Related Chemunique Posts

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  • September 30, 2019

    Fossil Fuel Comes Under Attack in The New Jersey Legislature

    <div style="text-align: justify;">New Jersey senators and assembly members have introduced three resolutions calling for an end to fossil fuel power generation in New Jersey. CCNJ opposes all three resolutions as we believe that these efforts which will cause energy prices to skyrocket. New Jersey’s energy policy must recognize that non fossil fuel energy generation is not able to meet the demand that our state is currently facing.</div>


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  • September 30, 2019

    CCNJ Submits Comments on Governor’s 2019 Energy Master Plan

    On June 10, Governor Murphy released a draft 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP). The final 2019 EMP document is anticipated to be released by December of 2019. The goal of the EMP is to provide a blueprint for New Jersey’s energy policy moving forward.  In the governor’s draft, the administration aims to achieve the total conversion of New Jersey’s energy consumption to 100 percent clean energy by the year 2050. 


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  • August 19, 2019

    CCNJ Adds 13 New Members In The Last Year: 4 Regular and 9 Associate

    CCNJ welcomes 13 new members within the last year, including 3M, Corteva, Messer, and Williams.


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  • August 19, 2019

    Science & Risk Communication Workshop Set For October 1

    The Science & Risk Communication Workshop, hosted by Solvay USA and the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, will give attendees an opportunity to learn and share information and insight on how we as an industry can do a better job communicating science and risk.


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  • August 19, 2019

    December 4: Annual Plant Operations And Management Workshop; Call For Presentations Due September 3

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, CCNJ will host its Annual Plant Operations Management Workshop.


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  • August 19, 2019

    Keynotes for 36th Annual Conference Confirmed; Call For Presentations Due Nov. 4

    Plans are underway for the 36<sup>th</sup> Annual Spring Conference scheduled for April 27-28, 2020 at the Ocean Resort & Casino.


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  • June 28, 2019

    Governor Murphy's Draft Energy Master Plan: Manufacturers and Businesses Should Beware

    Governor Murphy recently unveiled the state’s Draft Energy Master Plan (“EMP”) which, when finalized, will serve as a blueprint for energy initiatives proposed for implementation in the near and long term, including the Governor’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050. The EMP therefore adopts an aggressive goal to eliminate fossil fuels as an energy source and to transition to a new energy paradigm that focuses on renewable energy and reduced energy consumption.


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  • May 20, 2019

    Newly Elected CCNJ Chairwoman Opens 35th Annual Spring Conference

    Leslie Waller, Head of Chemistry, Energy & Environmental Industry at Messer Americas, delivered her first address as chairwoman of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey.


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  • May 20, 2019

    Chemours and K&L Gates Receive CCNJ’s Highest Honor

    During the 35<sup>th</sup> Annual Spring Conference, Chemours and K&L Gates were awarded the 2019 Chairperson’s Award.  One award is given to each class of membership, Regular and Associate.


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  • May 20, 2019

    CCNJ Recognizes Staff Celebrating Milestone Work Anniversaries at Conference

    CCNJ Executive Director Dennis Hart took a moment at the Conference to recognize three staff members for their years of service to the Chemistry Council.  Three staff members recently celebrated or will celebrate major work anniversaries.


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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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