PAULSBORO, N.J. (1010 WINS/AP) – The Garden State is taking steps to “go green.”

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday plans to sign a bill into law that would offer tax credits to encourage the development of renewable energy resources.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports

The bill establishes an offshore wind renewable energy certificate program and authorizes the Economic Development Authority to provide tax credits for qualified wind energy facilities.

Sponsors of the measure say wind projects would create significant development and environmental benefits for the state.

A state study released in June found wind energy would have little negative impact on New Jersey’s environment.

Christie will sign the measure at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal port.

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