Solar power legislation now law in NJ

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:50

    TRENTON — Legislation that will help spur the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills in New Jersey has been signed into law. Proponents say the measure will create jobs and eliminate eyesores while helping to clean the environment and promote the benefits of alternative energy. It permits the development of solar and wind facilities and structures on closed landfills and quarries. Both houses had approved the bill in January, but Gov. Chris Christie issued a condition veto in March, requesting that lawmakers make some technical changes. The revised version was then approved by the senate in April, and the Assembly gave its approval a few months later. Christie signed the measure earlier this month.