Middlesex High School is awarded first place in
winning the CleanPower Choice Public Service
Announcement contest. The students created a
30 second PSA describing the benefits of clean
and renewable energy.
Freeholder Polos is joined with Donna Rendeiro
from the Department of Community Affairs and
Randy Solomon from the NJ Sustainable State
Institute to unveil the Middlesex County Sustainability
Plan website. This plan is the first of its kind in the
state of New Jersey.
Middlesex County assisted Rossmoor, an all electric
adult community, with a Help Light NJ lighting program
and are also working with their Energy Committee,
chaired by Mr. Ken Myers, the municipality of Monroe,
and Assemblywoman Greenstein on legislation that
would provide assistance for energy efficiency
initiatives in their development.
Taiwan Clean Energy Ministry came to New Jersey to
introduce Taiwanese companies searching to open
clean energy companies in New Jersey. Freeholder
Polos attended to attract those clean energy businesses
to Middlesex County and our Green Economic
Development Zones (GEDZ) to create jobs and new
business here in the county. Picture: left-right C.Y. Wang
(Chairman, Chinese International Economic Cooperation
Association), Mr. Wei (US Solargy), Jung-Chiou Hwang
Ph.D. (Vice Minister, Taiwan Ministry of Economic
Affairs), representatives of US Solargy, Freeholder H.
James Polos, Chin-Yao Tsai Ph.D. (CEO, Auria Solar).
Freeholder H. James Polos, who has spearheaded Middlesex
County’s green technology and sustainability programs, received
the New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, on
behalf of Middlesex County, at an award ceremony held at Drumthwacket.
The award program was established by the New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection to recognize outstanding performance,
programs and projects in the state. Middlesex County was honored
with the award in the Sustainable & Healthy Communities category
for its commitment to energy efficiency, the implementation of
green technology and developing the states first county sustainability
plan. Picture: left-right Governor James Florio, Freeholder H. James
Polos, Governor Jon S. Corzine, Acting Commissioner NJ-DEP Mark N. Mauriello.
The EPA recognizes the Sayreville Center for Lifelong Learning
among nation’s leading green power purchasers. The school,
which has programs tailored towards students with autism or
multiple disabilities, is designed to optimize energy performance,
use only renewable resources, reduce water and energy
consumption and make use of natural resources to achieve
greater efficiency. The Center for Lifelong Learning is in the
process of applying for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) Platinum rating. Middlesex County
assisted the Middlesex Regional Educational Services
Commission (MRESC) with the green concept and funding for
Woodbridge Township is recognized as the Sustainable Jersey champions in the state and is awarded a grant to build an eco-park.
Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos (left) discusses the emerging “green” economy with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke following a meeting they attended at the White House. Polos was invited by U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg to attend the Clean Energy Economy Forum, held last week, which focused on American competitiveness in the clean energy economy, the opportunities and challenges presented by it and the national debate over the nation’s energy future.