Follow Us:

Energy & Environment

New Jersey Steers Clear of New Initiative to Reduce Transportation Pollution

Tom Johnson | November 30, 2015 | Energy & Environment

Despite participation of five states in region, state DEP dismisses program, claiming it will increase costs for motorists

DEP Releases Report on Opening Liberty State Park to Developers

Tom Johnson | November 25, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Among the options being considered: hotel, amphitheater, amusement park, restaurant, indoor sports arena, and marina
PSE&G Credit Means Lower Heating Bills for Customers in Cold Months
Tom Johnson | November 24, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Credit -- the fourth in as many years -- will cut typical residential bills by about 30 percent
Draft Energy Master Plan Credits Lower Prices on Increased Use of Natural Gas
Tom Johnson | November 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists disappointed that plan doesn’t boost renewable-energy goals, dismisses offshore wind outright
Coalition Hopes to Pressure Christie Administration Into Releasing New Water Plan
Tom Johnson | November 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Concerned that current plan is 20 years out-of-date, group wants governor’s office to publish plan it’s been sitting on for a year
NRC Takes Step Toward Allowing Fourth Nuclear Plant in Salem County
Tom Johnson | November 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment
In its Environmental Impact Statement, federal agency finds no substantive barriers to adding nuclear facility to the three already in place
Agency Awards Contract to Firm to Oversee State’s Clean Energy Program
Tom Johnson | November 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
BPU hopes that three-year, $25 million contract will help make it easier, more efficient to award grants and incentives
Assembly Panel Seeks to Pull Plug on State DEP’s Water Regulations
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Committee passes resolution to prevent new rule from being adopted; approval by full Assembly would sink proposal
The List: Ten Ways Climate Change Could Impact Life in the Garden State
Scott Gurian | November 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment, The List
Increased flooding, prolonged droughts and rising sea levels could become the new normal in New Jersey later in the century
Utility Investments in Natural-Gas Infrastructure Will Mean Higher Prices
Tom Johnson | November 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Residential customers of New Jersey Natural Gas could see monthly bills jump by 24 percent -- but probably not before 2017
New York Governor Pulls Plug on Port Ambrose LNG Natural-Gas Terminal
Tom Johnson | November 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Cuomo moves first to scuttle project, although Christie also had opportunity to veto plans to build a deepwater port off coasts of NJ and NY
Appeals Judge Upholds BPU’s Decision to Block Solar Farm in Apple Orchard
Tom Johnson | November 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Developers contended site qualified as brownfield -- and for solar credits -- because it had been contaminated by pesticides
Christie Conditionally Vetoes Bill on Renewable Energy, Resiliency
Tom Johnson | November 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Legislation would have made it easier, more affordable for building owners to install solar panels, increase energy efficiency of their property
Critics of New Wastewater Rule Accuse DEP of Giving In to Developers
Jon Hurdle | November 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environmental groups assert what state agency calls ‘streamlining’ of unwieldy regulations would pose threat to drinking water for millions
New Jersey’s First Two Offshore Wind Leases Go to High Bidders in Auction
Tom Johnson | November 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Though wind farms off the Jersey coast have long proved elusive, their turbines could ultimately power 1.2 million homes
Christie Vetoes Water Bill, Saying It Gives Too Much Power to Advisory Panel
Jon Hurdle | November 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Governor shuts down attempt to regulate the amount of TCP -- a suspected carcinogen -- in New Jersey’s drinking water
Deepwater LNG Port Passes Final Review -- Will NJ or NY Governor Shut it Down?
Tom Johnson | November 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Liberty Natural Gas proposes building a deepwater LNG terminal almost 30 miles off the New Jersey coast. Will controversial project get the go-ahead?
Building PennEast Pipeline Will Not Deliver Promised Jobs, Report Asserts
Tom Johnson | November 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
New study argues that natural-gas company significantly overestimates number of jobs, economic benefits to NJ
More Than 1,440 Seek Permission to Join FERC's PennEast Gas-Pipeline Case
Tom Johnson | November 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Company says number of interveners is not unusual in hearings of this type, notes some project proponents want to intervene as well
NJ Public Wants Renewable Clean Power, Not Cheap Natural Gas, Poll Finds
Tom Johnson | November 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Results come amid growing backlash against growing number of pipeline projects, especially those crossing public lands
NJ Lags Far Behind in Number of Electric Vehicles on Road, Report Says
Tom Johnson | October 30, 2015 | Energy & Environment
To drive up popularity of zero-emission vehicles, states need to offer incentive programs, widely available charging stations
At State House Rally, ‘Greens’ Vow to Fight Back Against DEP Rollbacks
Tom Johnson | October 28, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists claim new agency rule proposal will open up parts of the Highlands to greater development, threaten water supply
NJ Falling Behind Other States in Energy-Efficiency Efforts, Report Says
Tom Johnson | October 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment
State slips two spots to 21st, according to scorecard, loses points for clinging to old business model for utilities, diverting clean-energy funds
New Jersey Signs On to Suit Challenging Legality of EPA Clean Power Plan
Tom Johnson | October 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Christie administration argues rule change unlawfully extends power of federal agency
Senate Overrides DEP Rules Seen as Hurting Water Quality, Increasing Flooding
Tom Johnson | October 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Bipartisan vote confirms lawmakers agree proposal clashes with legislative intent of earlier environmental laws
Ruling Palisades a ‘National Treasure,’ Decision May Help Protect Views and Vistas
Tom Johnson | October 22, 2015 | Energy & Environment
In rejecting a plan to build an office tower that would have loomed over the Palisades, court says zoning board failed to consider visual impact
Wastewater Rule Change Would Spur Development, Environmentalists Claim
Jon Hurdle | October 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment
But state DEP says red tape and duplicate rules will be eliminated while safeguards will remain
Maryland Use of Subsidies to Build Power Plants Goes to U.S. Supreme Court
Tom Johnson | October 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Ruling could have effect on virtually identical issue that’s led to litigation in New Jersey
Senate Panel's Move Could Force DEP to Roll Back Water-Quality Rules
Tom Johnson | October 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Senate Environment and Energy Committee argues that DEP proposals violate intent of earlier water-protection laws
Final Hearing on Pinelands Pipeline Still Pits ‘Greens’ Against Business, Labor
Kirk Moore | October 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment
For backers, project means much-needed jobs in area hard hit by collapse of Atlantic City’s gaming and tourism industries
Corporate Supporters
Most Popular Stories