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04/25/2023 - For Immediate Release

April 25, 2023 – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) was named an Environmental Champion, according to the Cogent Syndicated 2023 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Residential study by Escalent. This is the seventh year NJNG has been recognized for its record of environmental responsibility and sustainability leadership since the study’s inception in 2014.

NJNG is one of 30 natural gas and electric utilities nationwide recognized for being proactive and talking about environmental issues that mean the most to their customers — renewable energy, carbon neutrality and energy efficiency. With a score of 711, well above the industry average of 669, NJNG was among these top utilities to receive high marks for its environmental commitment and support of environmental causes. 

“Our commitment to environmental stewardship starts with the communities we serve,” said Steve Westhoven, president and CEO of New Jersey Natural Gas. “It is an honor to be recognized as an Environmental Champion and to have our customers acknowledge our efforts to advance the transition to a cleaner energy future.” 

The emissions reduction goals the company has set prioritizes efforts to make broad-based decarbonization a reality, including its leadership in promoting energy efficiency programs to its customers, advancing clean fuels, including NJNG’s milestone Green Hydrogen facility, and its system investments to improve safety and leak reduction.

“The need for utilities to be leaders on the energy transition has never been clearer,” said K.C. Boyce, vice president at Escalent. “And these companies are doing it with clean energy investments and raising customer awareness of energy-efficiency programs and measures to support the environment.”

To learn more about NJNG’s commitment to sustainability, visit


About New Jersey Resources

New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) is a Fortune 1000 company that, through its subsidiaries, provides safe and reliable natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution, asset management and home services. NJR is composed of five primary businesses:

  • New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR’s principal subsidiary, operates and maintains over 7,700 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve more 570,000 customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Ocean and parts of Morris, Middlesex, Sussex and Burlington counties.
  • NJR Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns and operates solar projects with a capacity of more than 430 megawatts, providing residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions. 
  • NJR Energy Services manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural gas services and customized energy solutions to its customers across North America.
  • Storage and Transportation serves customers from local distributors and producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its ownership of Leaf River Energy Center and the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline, as well as our 50% equity ownership in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage facility.
  • NJR Home Services provides service contracts as well as heating, central air conditioning, water heaters, standby generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to residential homes throughout New Jersey.

NJR and its more than 1,300 employees are committed to helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency through Conserve to Preserve® and initiatives such as The SAVEGREEN Project® and The Sunlight Advantage®.


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