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Lawmakers, Consumer Advocates Push State to Resolve JCP&L Rate Case

Tom Johnson | December 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment

If decision goes against state’s second-largest utility, customers could see their bills cut by one-third

State DEP Clashes with Federal EPA Over Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Tom Johnson | December 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Agency argues that proposed rules for power-plant pollution are ‘needlessly complex, impossible to implement’
Much-Debated Water-Infrastructure Bill Passed -- with Little Fanfare
Tom Johnson | December 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Proponents argue that speeding sale of municipal water-supply and treatment facilities to private owners is best way to make costly repairs, upgrades
PSEG Chief: Energy Efficiency Benefits Consumers, Utilities, Environment, Jobs
Tom Johnson | December 15, 2014 | Energy & Environment
At most recent NJ Spotlight Roundtable, Izzo’s keynote outlines multiple benefits to cutting power consumption
Texas Firm Wants to Ship Canadian Crude Via Freight Trains to New Jersey Facility
WNYC/NJPR | December 15, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Oil would be transported by rail through heavily populated suburbs to Perth Amboy
Expert Warns NJ Must Move Quickly to Repair, Upgrade Its Aging Water Systems
NJTV | December 15, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Crumbling infrastructure poses threat to state’s entire economy, says Rutgers researcher professor
Bill Would Speed Up Sales, Leases of Water, Sewage Facilities to Private Buyers
Tom Johnson | December 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Legislation sparks heated debate in Assembly committee, divides expected allies into opponents
Beaches Along Delaware Bay to See More Protection for Migrating Shorebird
Jon Hurdle | December 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
The diminutive red knot, which touches down in New Jersey on it 9,000-mile migration, has been named to the Endangered Species list
Legislation Would Make Companies Pay More for Building on Public Land
Tom Johnson | December 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Value of project would be factored in when deciding on purchase or lease price, possibly earning state millions of dollars
State Policy on Emergency Response Puts Residents in Harm’s Way, Report Says
Tom Johnson | December 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Administration’s hush-hush approach to information about toxic sites violates federal law, organization argues
Open-Space Fight Pits Farmland Preservation Against Environmentalists
Tom Johnson | December 9, 2014 | Energy & Environment
With a smaller pie to divvy up among open-space advocates, arguments are starting to flare up about where money should be spent
Delaware Estuary Partners Renew Pact to Protect Fragile Environment
Jon Hurdle | December 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
One goal of new pledge is to counter growing threats from climate change, especially inundation of coastal wetlands by rising sea levels
Fine Print: Trying to Set a Fair Price for Use of New Jersey’s Public Lands
Tom Johnson | December 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Senate committee takes up bill that could change the rules governing how the state is compensated for use of protected land
Lawmakers Aim to Protect Consumers from Rip-Offs by Third-Party Suppliers
Tom Johnson | December 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Three-bill package would help make sure energy customers aren’t hit with huge price increases and can understand complex contracts
Now Comes the Hard Part: Divvying Up Funds for Saving New Jersey’s Open Space
Tom Johnson | December 4, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Open-space preservation was a divisive issue among environmentalists – and deciding what programs get funded could prove equally divisive
Manufacturers Coalition Urges $100M Rollback in Clean-Energy Subsidies
Tom Johnson | December 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Group argues state consistently collects more subsidies than it can spend, which leads to money being diverted to fill budget holes
Profile: New Jersey’s Mild-Mannered Environmental Lawyer
Lee Keough | December 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Profiles
Although widely admired for his gentle demeanor, Edward Lloyd won't give an inch when it comes to the environment
Senate Bans ‘Coal Rolling’ -- Way to Bypass Pollution Controls on Diesel Vehicles
Tom Johnson | December 2, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Retrofitting diesel-powered cars and trucks with smokestacks drives up amount of soot, other pollution they spew into air
Proposed EPA Smog Standard Could Help NJ Residents Breathe Easier -- Eventually
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2014 | Energy & Environment
States would have from 2020 through 2037 to comply, depending on the severity of their air pollution problems
BPU Opposes Proposal from Grid Operator, Fearing Spike in Power Prices
Tom Johnson | November 26, 2014 | Energy & Environment
State agency calls for changes to draft proposal to contain energy prices in New Jersey
JCP&L Rate Case Sidelined Again, Could Delay Cuts to Customers' Bills
Tom Johnson | November 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment
BPU gives administrative law judge until end of year to reach decision in case that could reduce customer charges by one-third
BPU Blocks Offshore Wind Project Along Jersey Coast for Second Time
Tom Johnson | November 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Agency once again cites costs to ratepayers as reason for turning down Fishermen’s Energy project
NRG Sets Ambitious Target of 90% Cut in Greenhouse-Gas Emissions By 2050
Tom Johnson | November 21, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Independent power producer asserts it will make goals despite having large fleet of coal-powered plants
States, Advocates Ask Grid Operator to Go Slow on Winter Reliability Plan
Tom Johnson | November 20, 2014 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey and Division of Rate Counsel -- among others -- argue that PJM Interconnection proposals would cost consumers billions
Multistate Agency Will Need to Sign Off on PennEast’s 100-Mile Pipeline Project
Tom Johnson | November 19, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Delaware River Basin Commission tasked with making sure natural-gas pipeline doesn’t imperil drinking water for 15 million people
BPU Slated to Decide Fate of Offshore Wind Farm Project This Week
Tom Johnson | November 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment
State agency told by appellate court to reconsider Fishermen’s Energy proposal for 25 megawatts of offshore capacity
The List: 10 Energy Questions in New Jersey That Need to Be Resolved
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment, The List
From congestion on the grid to energy efficiency and renewable sources of power, the Garden State faces a number of pressing issues
Regional Plan Association Puts Tri-State Area’s Future in Its Sights
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Revitalization and technology’s effect on marketplace are high on the list of concerns to be addressed
Analysis: Are We Truly Serious About Improving New Jersey’s Water Quality?
Daniel J. Van Abs | November 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment
The state has definitely made advancements in meeting water-quality standards, but more -- much more -- needs to be done.
State Appeals Court Chides DEP for Exceeding Authority in Landfill Takeover
Tom Johnson | November 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Decision could make it difficult to deal with noxious odors seeping from Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury
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