Green Energy in the United States
In recent years, New Jersey has implemented an aggressive initiative created to clean and maintain renewable energy resources. Because citizens in New Jersey depend heavily on motor vehicles, management of carbon dioxide emissions is among the major challenges to focus on when restructuring the energy market (the deregulation process of harnessing energy from natural and renewable sources). New Jersey citizens are major consumers of fossil fuels, although they produce almost none of the raw materials needed to create them. In terms of gallons used per day, the state ranks: 9th in the nation for total petroleum consumption (25.6 million gallons per day); 11th in gasoline consumption (11.1 million gallons per day); 13th in distillate fuel, including that used in diesel engines (4.1 million gallons per day); and 4th nationally in jet fuel consumption (3.3 million gallons per day).
New Jersey is among the few states implementing aggressive and successful ‘Green Energy’ systems goaled at sustainable renewable energy that harness energy while minimizing pollution. A July 2008 report by the Natural Resources Defense Council ranked New Jersey sixth among the “10 states doing the most to reduce the use of oil.”
New Jersey’s success in restructuring energy regulations derive from the corporate support of high-tech companies, research-oriented universities, and the tradition of innovative entrepreneurship. So, although New Jersey is a densely-populated region and has the highest prices for gas, reports’ account that, New Jersey is in as successful place to provide for its’ citizenry the benefits of a deregulated energy market because of the national, state and local support. All reports point to New Jersey as a state that has implemented a successful deregulation system that secures for the consumer the promised benefits, notwithstanding decrease in payments for cost for services.
Although, New Jersey is a densely populated region, which commonly is an ingredient in a disaster waiting to happen when and if major infrastructural implementational changes must be made; as with the example any national, state or local municipality could accomplish if the electrical grids are mechanically insufficient and unable to provide quality and consistent energy without ‘role outs’ and ‘black-outs’.; as is the case with most states and countries although each may have made the bold steps to provide ‘green’ or renewable energy that is actually qualified as natural and environmentally ways to represent the benefit and success feasibility when making alternative energy the rule and not the exception.