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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Energy Related Chemunique Posts

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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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  • April 29, 2019

    BPU Approves Subsidy for New Jersey’s Nuclear Power Plants

    On April 18<sup>th</sup>, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) accepted a ratepayer funded program to subsidize the continued generation of nuclear power in New Jersey. 


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  • April 29, 2019

    Last Chance to Register for CCNJ Conference

    Online registration for the CCNJ 35th Annual Spring Conference will close on Thursday, May 2, 2019.  There will be no on-site registration available. 


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  • March 20, 2019

    Register Today To Join More Than 200 Colleagues

    Participate in Six General Sessions and Four In-Depth Sessions


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  • March 20, 2019

    Record Attendance at this Year’s Legislative Reception during the NJ Chamber’s Walk-To-Washington

    The 2019 Annual Legislative Reception, held in Washington D.C., was once again the place to network and meet with New Jersey legislators, legislative staff, and representatives from CCNJ member companies, during the New Jersey Chamber’s Annual Walk-to-Washington. The event is co-hosted by CCNJ, PHRMA, HINJ and BIONJ. 


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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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