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Agency Challenges Ruling Allowing Rate Hike for Basic Telephone Service
Tom Johnson | July 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
BPU asked to reconsider decision that will increase cost of landline phones now used mostly by seniors and low-income residents
Climate-Change Report Cites Progress But Asserts Much More Needs to Be Done
Tom Johnson | July 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment
NJ-based environmental-research group says goals can be achieved if state, federal officials don’t back off on clean-energy initiatives
Newly Issued Permits for Salem Nuclear Plants Mostly Maintain Status Quo
Tom Johnson | July 1, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists claim DEP action does little to stop deaths of billions of fish when water’s withdrawn from Delaware River
Bill to Curb Toxic Chemical in Drinking Water Awaits Decision by Christie
Jon Hurdle | July 1, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Classified by EPA as likely carcinogen, TCP levels remain unregulated in Garden State
Senate Advances Bill to Block Diversion of Money from Pollution Settlements
Tom Johnson | June 30, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Voters would be asked this November to mandate using funds only for environmental purposes, not to help balance state budget
Parent Company of JCP&L Wants to Spin Off Utility’s Transmission Assets
Tom Johnson | June 29, 2015 | Energy & Environment
FirstEnergy looks to create new enterprise with JCP&L assets, along with those from two Pennsylvania utilities
Panel Temporarily Delays Transfer of Green Acres Tract for Development
Tom Johnson | June 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment
DEP claims conveyance of 80 acres of protected property has potential to create 1,000 jobs
Lifting Cap on Net Metering Should Help Spur Solar Investments in Garden State
Tom Johnson | June 25, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Incentive lets residents and small businesses sell back solar-generated electricity they don’t use, defraying costs and making renewable energy a better buy
Legislators Want to Chop Another $20 Million from Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | June 24, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Proposed cuts would be in addition to some $152 million already on the block in Christie’s budget
Palisades Deal Clears Way for Office Building While Safeguarding Scenic Views
Tom Johnson | June 24, 2015 | Energy & Environment
LG Electronics sharply scales back original plans, opting for 70-foot building rather than 140-foot spire
Fishermen’s Energy Wants State Supreme Court to Rule on Wind-Farm Project
Tom Johnson | June 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Twice blocked by the BPU and rejected by the appellate court, offshore wind developer hopes to get its day in top court
Newly Created Coalition Unites 40 Garden State Groups in ‘Green’ Struggle
Tom Johnson | June 22, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Pipelines, oil trains, offshore drilling high on the list of dirty problems that need to be cleaned up
Will Electricity Costs Climb Because of New Rule on Regional Power Grid?
Tom Johnson | June 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment
BPU worries that federal agency’s attempts to bolster system’s reliability will end up forcing consumers to pay more
New Jersey’s PSEG Power Makes Power Play in Maryland’s Energy Market
Tom Johnson | June 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Company will build 775-megawatt natural-gas-fired plant in Prince George County, expected to go online in 2018
BPU Hands Off Energy Resilience Bank to Economic Development Authority
Tom Johnson | June 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Management change should help get projects approved -- and funds disbursed -- more quickly
In Move to Protect Endangered Fish, 'Green' Groups May Sue State DEP
Tom Johnson | June 17, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Coalition targets coal-fired power plant in Mercer County, saying its kills off huge numbers of shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon each year
New Energy Resilience Bank Could Begin Accepting Applications in September
Tom Johnson | June 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Finding a way to keep sewage-treatment plants, health facilities up and running even if grid fails is top priority of bank
Bill Would Channel Private Funds for Clean-Energy Building Programs
Jon Hurdle | June 15, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Building owners could finance energy-saving projects and repay long-term loans through municipal property tax assessments
BPU Wants to Know What Public Thinks of Updated Energy Master Plan for NJ
Tom Johnson | June 15, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Proposal has backers and detractors; three public hearings to be held in August
‘Green’ Coalition Files to Block Exxon Mobil Deal in Superior Court
Tom Johnson | June 11, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists argue proposed settlement too small to restore contaminated areas, even if pollution itself cleaned up
Environmentalists Urge More Public Meetings on PennEast Gas Pipeline
Jon Hurdle | June 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Delaware River Basin Commission wants to hold one meeting, jointly with FERC, but ‘green’ groups say that will curtail comments
Federal Agency Predicts It Will Cost More to Keep Cool in New Jersey This Summer
Tom Johnson | June 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
With hotter-than-average weather forecast for this summer, folks will be cranking up their air conditioners to try to beat the heat
Panel Seeks Constitutional Amendment to Stop Diversion of ‘Green’ Funds
Tom Johnson | June 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Proposal in state Senate has roots in disputed Exxon Mobil settlement, other costly shifting of environmental money to general budget
Sludge and Sewage Aren't Hazardous Substances, According to Proposed Bill
Tom Johnson | June 8, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Bill seeks to stop polluters from dragging towns and wastewater plants into litigation, but some environmentalists, businesses oppose scheme
EPA Draft Report Stops Short of Condemning Fracking Outright
Tom Johnson | June 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Federal agency identifies specific threats that hydraulic fracturing poses to supplies of drinking water
Solvay Consultants Attack Panel’s Recommended Limit for Chemical in Water
Jon Hurdle | June 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Outside toxicologist dismisses test results as unscientific; outside counsel calls DWQI ‘arbitrary and capricious’
Fine Print: A Bill That Could Keep the Solar Sector Thriving in Garden State
Tom Johnson | June 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
According to its advocates, ‘net metering’ is the key to making use of the tens of thousands of solar arrays deployed across New Jersey
Lower Prices Mean Good News for Natural-Gas Customers in NJ This Winter
Tom Johnson | June 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment
In filings with state agency, New Jersey's four gas utilities demonstrate that cheaper natural gas translates into savings for residential and business consumers
Natural-Gas Pipelines Remain Great Divide for Advocates, Opponents in Garden State
Tom Johnson | June 1, 2015 | Energy & Environment
At NJ Spotlight Roundtable, participants find little common ground except unchecked pipeline proliferation
Streaming Live: Natural-Gas Pipeline Expansion in NJ -- Good or Bad for the State?
May 29, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Join us Friday, May 29, at 8:30 a.m. for an NJ Spotlight Roundtable on this critical topic
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