South Jersey Industries (SJI) announced the formation of its Clean Energy and Sustainability team, responsible for the development, execution and oversight of all environmentally-friendly initiatives for the organization. These initiatives include:
• Investments in CNG: its subsidiaries South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas have invested in natural gas from fueling stations to fleet conversion – operating over 200 CNG-powered vehicles in New Jersey.
• Renewable natural gas: South Jersey Gas initiative to displace gas at all company-owned and operated CNG fueling stations with biomethane.
“SJI is committed to the clean energy and sustainability goals of New Jersey and is excited to build on its track record of successful clean energy initiatives by establishing a new Clean Energy and Sustainability team,” said Steve Cocchi, senior vice president and chief strategy and development officer, SJI. “With the formation of this team, SJI is poised to be a leader in clean energy, energy efficiency and carbon reduction initiatives, allowing us to expand on the progress we have already made, while continuing to deliver on our mission to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy.”
Vice President Clean Energy and Sustainability Debbie Franco will lead the team, partnering with leaders from across the organization to develop and advance clean energy and sustainability goals – reducing energy consumption, educating customers on maximizing energy efficiency and conservation, reducing methane emissions and modernizing gas distribution systems via carbon reduction technology innovations.