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.

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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.

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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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