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Tribute: Al Koeppe, Business Legend, Exemplary Citizen, Newark Believer
NJ Spotlight Staff | December 12, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Social
Remembering a giant of New Jersey business and a great civic leader
Trump’s Pick to Head EPA Could Be Bad News for NJ’s Air and Water
Tom Johnson | December 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Scott Pruitt has fought to block Obama administration’s attempts to slow climate change, and battled regulations to limit air pollution
Manville Loses Out on Federal Flood Mitigation
NJTV News Online | December 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says efforts in area at junction of Millstone and Raritan rivers would not be cost effective
Sea-Level Rise Could Permanently Flood Parts of New Jersey
Tom Johnson | December 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Say so long to the Jersey Shore, arcades and all, half of Hoboken, and the Teterboro Airport — for starters
Sparking Interest in Network of Public Charging Stations for Electric Cars
Tom Johnson | December 6, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State’s utilities, BPU hope they can ease range anxiety for potential customers for plug-in vehicles
Putting the Brakes on Diesel Pollution from Big Rigs at NJ’s Ports
Tom Johnson | December 5, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Can clean-truck tariff help pay to retrofit older, heavy-duty transport, cleaning up air at ports and surrounding communities?
Water System Reformers Rally Support for Huge Infrastructure Campaign
Jon Hurdle | December 5, 2016 | Energy & Environment
In coming year, members of Jersey Water Works have committed to building new water mains and developing guidance on green infrastructure, as part of an ambitious agenda
Back Bay Flood-Defense Plan Will Take Time, Federal Official Says
Jon Hurdle | December 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Gathering and weighing input from residents, communities, local and state officials will keep regional plan on slow track
BPU Considers Deploying Microgrids to Deliver Local Power Resiliency
Tom Johnson | December 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Power outages related to grid failures can affect millions of residents; microgrids can keep critical facilities up and running in towns and communities
Troubles with NJ Drinking-Water System: Easy to Spot, Costly to Correct
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
The most vexing difficulty with water system may be where to find the money to fix wasteful problems
PSE&G Gets Go-Ahead on Smaller Solar Plan, But Splits Vote at BPU
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Some critics of settlement raise concerns that utility has unregulated affiliate building solar farms without ratepayer assistance
JCP&L Files with Feds, Seeking to Boost Transmission Rates
Tom Johnson | November 30, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State agencies argue increase will put undue pressure on customers trying to meet their monthly bills
As Drought Worsens, Renewed Calls for Release of Long-Overdue Water Plan
Jon Hurdle | November 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Water-supply advocates argue that plan — last updated in 1996 — can’t deal with current shortages, possible pollution from sewage treatment plants
Fine Print: Getting a Handle on New Jersey’s Tire Dumps
Tom Johnson | November 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Despite existing law, tire piles continue to proliferate, potentially damaging the environment and offering a breeding ground to mosquitoes
State Hopes to Establish Prices for Natural-Resources Damages
Tom Johnson | November 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Standards could help ensure compensation is adequate and fair, prevent funds being raided for use in general budget
Depleted Reservoirs Prompt Official Drought Watch for Delaware River Basin
Jon Hurdle | November 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
With no end in sight to extended dry spell, regulators take action to compel conservation and to try to keep a ‘salt front’ from threatening drinking water
State Frees Up $67M for Open Space, Recreation Projects
Tom Johnson | November 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Money represents first to come from stable source of funding approved by voters in 2014
Digging into the Problem of Electronic-Waste Recycling
Tom Johnson | November 22, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Can New Jersey get makers of TVs, computers, and other electronic gear to pay their fair share of recycling costs?
No Oil and Gas Drilling, Exploration in Mid-Atlantic — Obama
Tom Johnson | November 21, 2016 | Energy & Environment
NJ environmentalists applaud decision, but worry President-elect Trump could find way to subvert administration’s order
Next Superstorm Could Drive Flood Surges Even Higher in South Jersey
Tom Johnson | November 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Hurricane Sandy did almost incalculable damage to north and south, but it took an essentially northern route on its track of destruction
Can Short-Term Fix to Solar Sector Help Stave off Potential Collapse?
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Increasing reliance on the renewable technology could stabilize downward trend in market, but Division of Rate Counsel raises questions about costs
Rate Counsel Takes Aim at PennEast Pipeline, Argues It’s Unneeded
Tom Johnson | November 16, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Consumer representative also objects to the size of the profits the project would reap if it goes into service
NJ Hopes to Ease Range Anxiety by Boosting Number of EV Charging Stations
Tom Johnson | November 15, 2016 | Energy & Environment
One plan would put charging stations at every service area on state’s toll roads to build out infrastructure for electric vehicles
Trapping Season Starts Tuesday with Foothold Trap OK’d by Court
Tom Johnson | November 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
According to ruling by the appellate court, Division of Fish and Game correct in concluding new traps are neither cruel nor inhumane
Feds Push Back Review of PennEast Pipeline Project into 2017
Tom Johnson | November 10, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission also wants pipeline company to submit new data and make corrections to its application
DRBC Considers Drought Emergency to Boost Sluggish Flows in Delaware River
Jon Hurdle | November 10, 2016 | Energy & Environment
‘Salt front’ continues to move upriver, closer to fresh-water intakes
Solar Storage Pilot Could Increase Reliability During Extreme Storms
Tom Johnson | November 9, 2016 | Energy & Environment
PSE&G solar system uses lithium ion batteries to deliver power to school if grid goes down
Pinelands Pipeline Hits Snag, Sent Back to Commission, BPU
Tom Johnson | November 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State appeals court remands project to Pinelands Commission and Board of Public Utilities for proper approval
NJ to Be Part of National Network of ‘Charging Corridors’ for EVs
Tom Johnson | November 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Federal program hopes to overcome range anxiety for electric vehicles by ultimately locating charging stations every 50 miles along Interstates 80 and 95
Making Sure Pollution Settlements Go to Restoring Natural Resources
Tom Johnson | November 4, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Proposed constitutional amendment would prevent damages from environmental lawsuits from being diverted to the general fund
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