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Heat or Eat? The Low-Income Home Energy Distribution Program (LIHEAP) and Its Implications for New Jersey

2022-11-30T14:45:30-05:00

By Josephine O'Grady. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP) is a federal block grant program that assists low-income families with the cost of paying their utility bills in areas including extreme heat and cold, household revisions to improve energy efficiency [...]

Heat or Eat? The Low-Income Home Energy Distribution Program (LIHEAP) and Its Implications for New Jersey2022-11-30T14:45:30-05:00

Report Release: Equitable Property Acquisitions to Enhance Climate Resilience

2022-11-30T14:49:49-05:00

With support from the New Jersey State Policy Lab, the New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center Climate Corps conducted research to better understand how flood buyback and managed retreat programs are organized and administered nationwide.  Today, we are releasing the report, Leading Practices for Proactive & Equitable Property Acquisitions to Enhance Climate Resilience: A Report [...]

Report Release: Equitable Property Acquisitions to Enhance Climate Resilience2022-11-30T14:49:49-05:00

2022 New Jersey Climate Survey – Rutgers-Eagleton Poll Results

2022-11-30T14:50:07-05:00

As we mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, and more than a year since Hurricane Ida, the vast majority of New Jerseyans (78 percent) believe the Earth’s climate is changing and consider changing climate conditions to be a serious threat to New Jersey (72 percent), according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll. The 2022 New [...]

2022 New Jersey Climate Survey – Rutgers-Eagleton Poll Results2022-11-30T14:50:07-05:00

Advancing Municipal Environmental Justice in New Jersey

2022-10-21T16:49:55-04:00

By Jeanne Herb. Over the past year, the New Jersey State Policy Lab has provided support to a collaborative effort of the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the New Jersey Department of Environmental protection [...]

Advancing Municipal Environmental Justice in New Jersey2022-10-21T16:49:55-04:00

Using the Community Intrinsic Resilience Index to Tackle Energy Equity and Budget Deficit in New Jersey

2022-10-21T16:49:16-04:00

By Firas Gerges, Michel Boufadel, and Hani Nassif. The Community Intrinsic Resilience Index (CIRI) captures the intrinsic (i.e., not relative) resilience level of critical community sectors, allowing practitioners and policymakers to make resilience-informed plans and strategies. [...]

Using the Community Intrinsic Resilience Index to Tackle Energy Equity and Budget Deficit in New Jersey2022-10-21T16:49:16-04:00

Evaluating Risk Perception: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

2022-10-21T16:48:45-04:00

By Josephine O’Grady. As we approach the 10th anniversary since the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history hit the New Jersey coastline, the lessons have increasingly pointed to conversations about the relationship between awareness, education, and risk perception [...]

Evaluating Risk Perception: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy2022-10-21T16:48:45-04:00

Retreat in the 21st Century, Adapting to a New Era of Climate Change

2022-11-03T08:32:13-04:00

By Kathyrn Balitsos and Garin Bulger Managed or planned retreat is a climate change adaptation strategy that allows the shoreline to advance inward unimpeded, necessitating the removal of buildings and other built infrastructure. To facilitate managed retreat efforts, federal, state, and local government programs acquire lands and properties, including those that have been damaged by [...]

Retreat in the 21st Century, Adapting to a New Era of Climate Change2022-11-03T08:32:13-04:00

One Million More Acres, But Who’s Counting?

2022-10-21T16:46:38-04:00

By Thomas G. Dallessio. Almost twenty-five years ago, the Governor’s Council on New Jersey Outdoors identified the need to preserve a million more acres of open space, farmland, and historic sites in New Jersey. The Chair of that Council, Former Assemblywoman Maureen Ogden recently passed away [...]

One Million More Acres, But Who’s Counting?2022-10-21T16:46:38-04:00

Coastal Adaptation in New Jersey

2022-10-21T16:44:30-04:00

by Josephine O’Grady New Jersey was among the states hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, resulting in 37 billion dollars in community restoration, and severely affecting 40,500 primary residences and 15,600 rental properties. As coastal hazards continue to rise in frequency and severity, understanding adaptation strategies for coastal management and development is essential to mitigate future [...]

Coastal Adaptation in New Jersey2022-10-21T16:44:30-04:00
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