Chris Christie on Energy & Oil


The future for New Jersey is in green energy

Gov. Christie said in May: "The future for New Jersey is in green energy and already we've put in place policies to broaden our access to renewable sources of energy, cleaner natural gas generation and ending our reliance on coal generation."

The Christie Administration has a proven record of commitment to secure the environmental and economic benefits of renewable energy in our state. The wind power movement is providing New Jersey with a unique opportunity to advance green energy as industry.

Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release, "Renewable Energy" , Jul 26, 2011

Don't tap strategic reserves for political purposes

Q: What about gas prices? Do you think it was the right thing to do to tap the strategic reserves to drive down gas prices?

A: I'm concerned about that. I think the strategic reserves are for strategic purposes and not political purposes.

Q: You thought this was a political move?

A: Well, I think it looks like that. I don't know if it was. But I think it looks like that and that gives me some concern because it hurts the credibility of the program if people feel that's the way it was used.

Source: Interview on NBC "Meet the Press" , Jun 26, 2011

Incentivize energy manufacturing & wind turbines

Source: Campaign website, www.christiefornj.com, "Issues" , Nov 3, 2009

Make NJ a magnet for renewable energy manufacturer

Energy as Industry is an opportunity to recover the good-paying, middle-class jobs that have been lost by focusing on production. As the country and the rest of the world makes renewable energy a priority, New Jersey has an opportunity and ability to once again become a leader of industry.Make New Jersey a magnet for renewable energy manufacturers: