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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
An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Preserving Conventional Phone Service in New Jersey
November 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Webinars
Conventional phone service isn't a moneymaker for telcos, but it's a lifeline to a number of New Jerseyans
Plenty of Life Left in Copper-Line Phone Service, Say Consumer Advocates
Tom Johnson | November 13, 2014 | Energy & Environment
At NJ Spotlight webinar, advocates argue that customers, especially elderly ones, should not be switched to wireless without their permission
DEP to Issue Draft Water Permit for PSEG’s Salem Nuclear Power Plant
Tom Johnson | November 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists hope agreement will stop wholesale slaughter of billions of fish caught up in water used to cool generating station
PSEG Chief Calls for Greater Energy Efficiency, New Business Paradigm
Tom Johnson | November 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Izzo says state's infrastructure needs major updates, cites changes in technology, lifestyle, and climate
Pipeline Developer May Be Using Scare Tactics to Intimidate Homeowners
Tom Johnson | November 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Pilgrim Pipelines, a private company, says it has the authority to seize private property; environmentalists and their attorneys dispute that claim
How Will the GOP Sweep Affect Clean Energy in New Jersey?
Tom Johnson | November 6, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
A Republican-controlled Congress could mean the rollback of EPA regulations, reduced subsidies for solar and wind
‘Green’ Groups Move to Block Road Along Popular Rail Trail
Tom Johnson | November 4, 2014 | Energy & Environment
State Department of Environmental Protection OKs construction project, conservationists file appeal with Appellate Court
State’s Largest Utility Builds its Biggest Solar Farm on Garbage Dump
Tom Johnson | November 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment
PSE&G project to convert 35 acres at Kinsley landfill into grid-supply solar farm providing 12 megawatts of clean electricity
PSEG Eyes Connecticut City as Potential for Building New Power Plant
Tom Johnson | October 31, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Part of lure of Nutmeg State is guaranteed capacity payments for seven years
Wintertime Worries About Power-Grid Reliability Could Mean Consumers Pay More
Tom Johnson | October 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Polar vortex and other frigid conditions early this year spiked gas and electricity prices, strained infrastructure, led to calls to conserve power
Tax-Policy Turnaround: Higher Rates for Consumers, Higher Returns for Utilities?
Tom Johnson | October 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment
BPU modifies consolidated tax adjustment, obscure tax policy that governs how savings are split between utilities and customers
With Week to Go, Open-Space Ballot Question Continues to Be Divisive
Tom Johnson | October 28, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Perennially popular program proving to be a hard sell in tighter economic climate
BPU Wants to Fund Back-Up Energy-Storage Projects to Tune of $3 Million
Tom Johnson | October 27, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Technology seen as key to increasing resiliency, helping state meet aggressive renewable energy policies
Legislature Acts to Ease Reentry into Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Tom Johnson | October 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Current action latest in a lengthy dispute between lawmakers and state Department of Environmental Protection
Mapping New Jersey’s Largest Sources of Greenhouse-Gas Emissions
Colleen O'Dea | October 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Maps, Map of the Week
2013 emissions statewide climb by about 1 percent over the previous year
Customers Can Expect Higher Bills as Utilities Collect Restoration Costs
Tom Johnson | October 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment
The price tag for getting homes and business back online after the recent run of extreme weather: $1.25 billion
Feds, States Continue to Shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission
Jon Hurdle | October 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
New executive director of DRBC raises concerns about protecting water quality for some 15 million people
Energy Efficiency Key to Reducing Consumption, Cutting Bills, Report Says
Tom Johnson | October 22, 2014 | Energy & Environment
But Natural Resources Defense Council and local advocates both argue that more needs to be done
Utilities Need to Keep BPU in the Know About Response to Major Storms, Report Says
Tom Johnson | October 21, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Information would give agency better insight into most cost-effective steps to increase resilience
Feds to Pour Another $75M Into NJ’s Drinking-Water, Sewage-Treatment Systems
Tom Johnson | October 20, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Latest EPA contribution brings agency total since 1989 to $2 billion, but is it a drop in bucket given depth of state’s water problems?
Senate Committee Blocks Two Appointments to Pinelands Commission
Tom Johnson | October 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Nominees questioned about their stand on controversial natural-gas pipeline that would cut through the preserve
Measure Would Mandate Smart-Growth Policies in Town Master Plans
Tom Johnson | October 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Critics argue municipalities are already addressing these issues voluntarily, obviating the need for new law
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