NBLG STATEMENT ON ENVIRONMENTAL RALLY
(EAST RUTHERFORD) – North Bergen Liberty Generating (NBLG), a subsidiary of Diamond Generating Corporation (DGC), today issued the following statement:
“Generating electricity and protecting the environment should not be mutually exclusive. NBLG is committed to building the safest, cleanest electric generating facility that current technology allows. Reducing CO2, NOX, and SO2 emissions in the region can happen once our facility is built, and older, less efficient gas- and oil-fired power plants come offline. Regardless of our project, however, if these existing power plants continue to operate at capacity, our overall regional air quality most likely will worsen.
“Understanding the need to remain good environmental stewards, NBLG is voluntarily participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to offset 100% of its net CO2 emissions. Additionally, 130% of the allowable NOx and VOC emissions from the facility will be offset by the regional purchase of Creditable Emission Reductions. We also designed our facility to use up to 9.4 million gallons per day of ‘grey water’ that otherwise could be discharged into the Hackensack River. Finally, our facility would allow for more renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, to become part of the electricity supply mix, since our plant would fill the region’s electric needs when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining.
“When you take into account the thousands of jobs, millions in tax revenue, and regional environmental offsets created from our NLBG facility, most people would agree that this project is greatly needed.”