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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
Measure Ratchets Up Targets for NJ’s Offshore-Wind Industry
Tom Johnson | October 15, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Backers say bill, which calls for 4,500 megawatts by 2050, isn’t meant for the Christie administration but for one friendlier to renewable subsidies
Profile: A Leader of New Jersey’s Environmental Movement
Tom Johnson | October 15, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Profiles
Michael Catania has spent much of his professional life protecting the Garden State’s land and water
Legislation Could Speed Sale of Public Water Facilities to Private Companies
Tom Johnson | October 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Ratepayer Counsel, environmentalists argue legislation could drive up prices for consumers
Hammonton Cuts Water Use Through Education, Overhaul of Rate System
Jon Hurdle | October 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Residents of Pinelands town learn they can restrict their use of water without sacrificing their lush green lawns
Bill wants 80% of NJ’s Power to Come from Renewable Sources by 2050
Tom Johnson | October 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Aggressive energy goals draw the ire of large manufacturers, questions and concerns from Rate Counsel
Audit Finds Room for Improvement at Department of Community Affairs
Tom Johnson | October 9, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Problems with inspections and check deposits not as serious as those uncovered in earlier audits, particularly with DCA weatherization program
Will Keeping B.L. England Plant Online Mean Reliability Issues on Grid?
Tom Johnson | October 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists say report from PJM Interconnection indicates there would be fewer potential problems if facility is shut down
Legislation Would Encourage Consumers to Deploy Solar Arrays
Tom Johnson | October 7, 2014 | Energy & Environment
By ensuring they can sell power they generate back onto the grid, bill aims to give homeowners and small businesses a reason to go solar
BPU Moves On ‘Plain English’ Summary for Alternative Energy Contracts
Tom Johnson | October 6, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Third-party suppliers to start offering consumers one-page explanation of fine-print details of what they’re offering
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