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Offshore Wind: Is the Long Wait over for New Jersey?

Tom Johnson | March 20, 2018 | Energy & Environment

The 24-megawatt Fishermen’s Energy pilot could pick up a tailwind thanks to governor’s ambitious clean-energy agenda

Mapping Out Requirements for Tomorrow’s Energy Infrastructure

Tom Johnson | March 19, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Fundamental changes to ways electricity and gas will be delivered are in the offing, according to experts at NJ Spotlight roundtable
Camden SMART Initiative Revitalizes, Extends City’s Open Spaces
Camden SMART Initiative | March 19, 2018 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
Pristine new open spaces and reclaimed, refurbished neighborhood park system will help boost the health of city residents
NJ Solar Shows Slow Growth, Pace Slackens Nationally as Well
Tom Johnson | March 16, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers, administration, and industry work to forge new financing mechanism that will be less of a burden on ratepayers
Murphy Diverts $136M in Clean-Energy Funds to Help Balance Budget
Tom Johnson | March 15, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Raiding Clean Energy Fund is nothing new, Christie and Democratic Legislature regularly did it in preceding administration
Nuclear Subsidy Bill Re-Engineered as Three Separate Measures
Tom Johnson | March 14, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Nuclear power, clean energy, and offshore wind will each get dedicated bill, but all three will move together through the Legislature
Murphy Administration Settles MTBE Pollution Cases for $200 Million
Tom Johnson | March 13, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Natural-resources damage suit involves three oil companies who contaminated groundwater with potentially carcinogenic gasoline additive
Community Solar Shares the Sun, Savings on Electric Bills
Tom Johnson | March 12, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Technology brings solar's benefits to renters, people in multifamily dwellings, low- and middle-income residents priced out of market, and others
Judge Blocks JCP&L High-Voltage Line, Rebukes Utility on Project Plan
Tom Johnson | March 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
JCP&L setback followed by governor's criticism calling for investigation into how New Jersey utilities handled outages during both nor'easters
Visibly Angry Murphy Calls for Investigation into Power Outages
Tom Johnson | March 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
JCP&L squarely in the crosshairs, cited for lack of preparedness and sluggish response times
State Still Not Sold on Smart Metering for Utility Customers
Tom Johnson | March 7, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers table smart-meter bill until results in for modest deployment program at Rockland Electric
Mroz to Step Down at BPU, Frees Murphy to Slot in Democrat at Agency
Tom Johnson | March 7, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Former president of state Board of Public Utilities was strong advocate for Gov. Christie's energy policies
Plugging Away at Climate Change with Electric Vehicles, Chargers
Tom Johnson | March 6, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Most of New Jersey's greenhouse-gas emissions come from the transportation sector, but getting more EVs on the road means deploying more charging stations
PSEG, Exelon Suspend Funding for Capital Projects at Salem Nuclear
Tom Johnson | March 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
SEC filing says money will be restored when controversial nuclear-subsidy bill - which could cost utility customers $300M a year - is ratified
Electric Vehicles Benefit More than Just Their Owners
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Recharging electric vehicles at off-peak hours could mean lower rates for all utility customers
One Small Step for BPU, One Small Step for Offshore Wind in NJ
Tom Johnson | March 1, 2018 | Energy & Environment
State agency moves ahead cautiously, planning to meet less than one-third of the Murphy administration's offshore wind target
Atlantic City Electric Bets on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Tom Johnson | February 28, 2018 | Energy & Environment
ACE files with BPU, looking to determine barriers to deployment of electric vehicles, particularly shortage of charging stations
Nuclear Subsidy Bill Stalls in Senate, Enviros Say Delay is Needed
Tom Johnson | February 27, 2018 | Energy & Environment
It's not clear what's next for contentious bill, but there's been talk about reverting to original, which would only award $300 million annual subsidy to PSEG
Moving NJ to a Clean-Energy Economy: at What Speed, at What Price?
Tom Johnson | February 26, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Participants at NJ Spotlight roundtable raise concerns and assess advantages of renewable energy
In Sixth Iteration, Nuclear Subsidy Bill Clears Committee
Tom Johnson | February 23, 2018 | Energy & Environment
One item in legislation remains unchanged from first draft - up to $300 million annual subsidy to keep PSEG's nuclear plants powered up
Energy Storage Remains Key Component of Clean-Energy Agenda
Tom Johnson | February 22, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Controversial nuclear subsidy bill also calls for 600 megawatts of energy storage by 2021, 2,000 megawatts by 2030
Blackouts, Higher Costs a Proven Risk Without New Natural-Gas Pipelines
Michael Drulis | February 22, 2018 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
We can't allow political rhetoric intended to block safe, underground natural-gas infrastructure drive policy and decision making
New Jersey, Delaware Ease Advisories on Certain Fish
Tom Johnson | February 21, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Action indicates drop in contamination, but some shellfish and other fish should be avoided, especially by women of childbearing age
Lawmakers Try Yet Another Version of Contentious Nuclear Subsidy Bill
Tom Johnson | February 20, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Intended to prop up PSEG nuclear plants, measure has gone through drastic revisions without gaining traction with legislators
AG's Motion Anticipates Possible Legal Challenge over PennEast Pipeline
Jon Hurdle | February 20, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Attorney general argues FERC certificate flawed because it allows PennEast to seek eminent domain without knowing environmental impact over much of route
New Incentive for NJ Homeowners, Businesses to Install Solar Panels
Tom Johnson | February 16, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Strong move to encourage greater use of ‘net metering’ as advocates push for state to overhaul energy policies and critics worry about cost to ratepayers
Pipeline Conflict Heats Up: Landowners Vow to Fight PennEast on Eminent Domain
Jon Hurdle | February 15, 2018 | Energy & Environment
After almost 130 New Jersey landowners refuse offers of compensation for right of way on their properties, company files for eminent domain, unleashing a new storm of protest
Call for Action to Protect Children in New Jersey from Lead Poisoning
NJTV News | February 15, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Thousands of children in Garden State have shown elevated levels of lead in their blood. Advocates say issue is urgent despite high price tag
Can Stormwater Utilities Help NJ Reduce Runoff Pollution?
Tom Johnson | February 14, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers revive bill looking at new ways of dealing with old problem, stormwater runoff fouling waterways and causing major flooding
Appeals Court Upholds Outstanding $225M Fine Against ExxonMobil
Tom Johnson | February 13, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Plaintiffs argue amount too small but are relieved constitutional amendment ensures environmental fines go to restoring natural resources
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