Final New Jersey energy plan calls for 22.5% of state's energy to come from renewable sources by 2021, stabilizing market for solar incentive program by speeding up energy goals by one to three years

TRENTON, New Jersey , December 7, 2011 (press release) – Gov. Chris Christie has released the final version of his energy master plan with little change to the draft he first proposed in June.

He released the new version Tuesday.

The biggest change to the plan, which requires Legislative approval, calls for helping stabilize the market for a solar incentive program by speeding up annual renewable energy goals by one to three years.

The Republican governor's plan calls also for 22.5% of the state's energy to come from renewable sources by 2021. That's down from the 30% target set during Democratic former Gov. Jon Corzine's administration.

Additionally, it mandates a 17% reduction in energy use by 2021. Environmentalists believe the target should be at least 20%.

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