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Energy Target for 2050: Get 80% of NJ’s Electricity from Renewable Sources

Tom Johnson | February 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment

Ambitious Assembly bill seen as laying groundwork for future legislators, different governor

Administration, Lawmakers Could Clash Over Who Gets Open-Space Funding

Tom Johnson | February 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment
As predicted by some environmentalists and legislators, various potential recipients are getting testy about how much money they’ll receive
Panel Pushes Controversial Nomination for Pinelands Commission to Full Senate
Tom Johnson | February 25, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Critics contend appointment sends wrong message to conservation community, do what governor says or be prepared to be replaced
Will Third Time Be the Charm for Controversial Nominee to Pinelands Commission?
Tom Johnson | February 24, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Absence of key panel member could mean OK for nominee turned down twice by Senate Judiciary Committee
PSEG Continues to Count on Its Utility to Power Profits, Says Earnings Call
Tom Johnson | February 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
New transmission projects or upgrades to existing infrastructure lead investments being made by company
Toxic E-Waste Piles Up as Manufacturers End Free Recycling
Tom Johnson | February 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Some 55 million pounds of e-waste could be recycled in 2015, but that's not likely to happen despite laws on the books
‘President’ Christie Would Call for National Energy Policy -- Details to Come
Tom Johnson | February 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Governor has made few friends in environmental camp, while business and industry are glad to have cheaper natural gas, reduced subsidies to pay for greenhouse-gas initiative
Rate Counsel Backs Court Decision to Cut JCP&L Annual Revenues by $107M
Tom Johnson | February 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Consumer agency seeks additional action that would lower utility customers’ bills even more
Expert Panel Details Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | February 17, 2015 | Energy & Environment
NJ Spotlight roundtable brings together panelists from range of disciplines to analyze how state must adapt to global warming
Slightly Lower Power Prices for Most Utility Customers; PSE&G Rates Could Jump 2%
Tom Johnson | February 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Cheap natural gas helps hold down cost of electricity, but pricey transmission projects could mean higher bills for all customers
Mega-Merger Could Put $62M in Pockets of Atlantic City Electric Customers
Tom Johnson | February 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
BPU approves Exelon-Pepco merger, leaving PSE&G as only state utility still headquartered in New Jersey
High-Pressure Pipeline Would Traverse Three Counties in Fast-Growing South Jersey
Tom Johnson | February 11, 2015 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey Natural Gas looks to boost reliability, resilience in counties hit hard by Hurricane Sandy
Toughest Part of Open-Space Preservation: Dividing Up State Funding
Tom Johnson | February 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Bill would allocate money across the environmental community, but amounts are smaller than most recipients are accustomed to receiving
PennEast Contends Pipeline Project Means 12K Jobs, $1.6B in Economic Benefits
Tom Johnson | February 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Critics are unimpressed with study's numbers, dismissing report as marketing spin
Power Auction Could Mean Lower Electricity Prices for Ratepayers in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | February 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Cheap natural gas only one factor in possible price drop; outstanding actions against one utility and parent-company merger could also help
Delaware River Advocates Seek Support for Revived Federal Legislation
Jon Hurdle | February 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Legislation would have U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service coordinate efforts of current advocacy organizations, state agencies, nonprofits
With Stroke of Pen, Christie Makes It Easy Sell off Water, Wastewater Facilities
Tom Johnson | February 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Proponents argue new law will make it possible to upgrade aging infrastructure, but opponent argue it means higher prices for H2O
Connecticut Site is No-Go for New PSEG Power Natural-Gas-Fired Plant
Tom Johnson | February 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Company fails to qualify in capacity auction, making project in Bridgeport economically unfeasible
PSE&G Announces Plan to Cut Residential Gas Bills by Nearly One-Third
Tom Johnson | February 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Customers reap the benefit of cheaper natural gas, which is at lowest price in 14 years
Wetlands Development Plans in Holgate Worry Residents of LBI, Environmentalists
Scott Gurian | February 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Amid concerns that more building could increase vulnerabilities to storms, developer pledges to preserve land
PSE&G Energy-Efficiency Program Boosts Comfort, Cuts Bills for Tenants
Tom Johnson | February 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Reducing energy consumption by increasing efficiency transforms daily life in 200-unit apartment complex in Highland Park
Cost of Methane Capture at Landfills Could Shut Down Current Programs
Tom Johnson | February 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Bill looks for affordable way to fund burning of recovered gas to produce electricity and eliminate lethal greenhouse emissions
NJ’s Beaches on Delaware Bay to Undergo Restoration to Help Safeguard Wildlife
Jon Hurdle | February 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Spawning grounds for horseshoe crabs, feeding areas for shorebirds to get more protection
White House: Construction in Coastal Areas Must Factor in Climate Change
Scott Gurian | February 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Move could make Jersey Shore communities less vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Sandy
PSE&G Files Complaint with Federal Agency Against Power-Grid Operator
Tom Johnson | February 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Utility’s beef: PJM is not following own rules deciding who gets to build 18-mile transmission line
Feds Announce Plans to Sell Leases for Offshore Wind Off New Jersey's Coast
Tom Johnson | January 30, 2015 | Energy & Environment
But is the state ready to foster development of the renewable technology?
No Settlement Expected in JCP&L Rate Case at Least Until March, Maybe Later
Tom Johnson | January 29, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Case has dragged on for more than three years, angering consumer advocates, BPU president
Feds Announce Draft Plan to Allow Drilling for Oil, Gas Off the Mid-Atlantic Coast
Tom Johnson | January 28, 2015 | Energy & Environment
NJ not included in exploration territory, but spills and accidents could directly affect state's tourism and fisheries
Senate Panel Wants BPU to Pick up Pace on Developing Offshore Wind Power
Tom Johnson | January 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environment and Energy Committee Votes Out bill pushing agency to move ahead on long-stalled Fishermen’s Energy offshore pilot project
Explainer: Water-Quality Watchdog Getting Ready to Get Back to Work
Jon Hurdle | January 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Explainer
The Drinking Water Quality Institute was out of the loop between 2010 and 2014. Is it back in business?
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