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Highlands Act Has Seen Success -- But It’s Not Out of the Woods Yet
Tom Johnson | August 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Law has slowed sprawl, protected drinking water, but opposition remains – and funding vote in November could have big impact
Will Offshore Energy Industry Ever Catch Its Second Wind in New Jersey?
Tom Johnson | August 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Four years after bill aimed at fostering growth of industry was signed by Christie, not a single project has been built
When Chemical Tanker Train Derailed in Paulsboro, So Did Many Lives
WHYY/NewsWorks | August 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Toxic cloud of vinyl chloride, a known human carcinogen, has hundreds worried about long-term effects
PSE&G Seeks to Spend Nearly $110 Million to Boost Energy Efficiency
Tom Johnson | August 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Popular program provides upfront funding for upgrades at hospitals, multifamily buildings, nonprofits and government facilities
Fine Print: Delving Deeper Into Jersey Shore Water-Quality Testing
Colleen O'Dea | August 7, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Somers Point officials contend, correctly, that majority of results met or exceeded mandated safety standards for swimming beaches
{Permanent Funding Source for Open-Space, Historic Preservation Makes Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Voters in November election will also pass judgment on bail-reform measure
Permanent Funding Source for Open-Space, Historic Preservation Makes Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Voters in November election will also pass judgment on bail-reform measure
Petition Calls on BPU to Protect Consumers Who Switch Utilities
Tom Johnson | August 4, 2014 | Energy & Environment
NJ Division of Rate Counsel wants clearer disclosure of contract terms, shorter waiting period before customers can switch back to previous provider
Open-Space Funding Gets One Last Chance to Get Spot on November Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 1, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Assembly plans to post measure Monday that would use corporate business tax to establish stable source of funding for popular program
PSE&G May Ramp Up Energy-Efficiency Program, Dig Up Old Gas Pipes
Tom Johnson | July 31, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Possible plans for future, including bigger investment in 'Energy Strong' discussed during PSEG earnings call
First Responders Share Blame for Problems at Paulsboro Toxic Spill, NTSB Says
Tara Nurin | July 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Report assigns most responsibility to Conrail, but recommends changes in training for emergency workers, municipal planning
Overpumping of Aquifer, Overdevelopment Threaten Pinelands, Report Says
Tom Johnson | July 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Problems already can be seen in communities in or near vast nature preserve, including contamination of shellfish beds
Grid Operator Not Good to Go With PSE&G Transmission Proposal
Tom Johnson | July 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment
PJM wants to consider plans submitted by other 'finalists' in ongoing selection process
State Agency Presses Case for Drastic Cuts in JCP&L Rates
Tom Johnson | July 28, 2014 | Energy & Environment
NJ Rate Counsel seeks to resolve 3-year-old petition targeting utility’s excessive profits, lack of investment in infrastructure
Mission Accomplished: Solar Sector is Stable, BPU Report Concludes
Tom Johnson | July 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Legislation passed in 2012 has done its job, review says, guiding once-volatile sector to stability
Raptor Report: Eagles and Falcons Continue to Soar Above Garden State
Colleen O'Dea | July 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Maps, Map of the Week
More than 100 communities across state are home to at least one nest -- including Jersey City
State-Sanctioned Deal Moves Energy Resiliency Bank Closer to Reality
Tom Johnson | July 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Low-interest loans could help keep power on at critical facilities even if power grid is knocked out of service
State Environmental Agency Gives B.L. England Power Plant Another Lease on Life
Tom Johnson | July 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Coal-burning facility, sometimes cited as dirtiest in NJ, has two more years -- possibly to convert to natural gas
PSE&G Initiative Lets Employees at NJ Firms Charge Electric Cars at Work
Tom Johnson | July 22, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Goal is to learn how workplace charging will affect load on power grid
Obama Administration Announces Seismic Testing Off Jersey Coast
Tom Johnson | July 21, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Decision opposed by environmentalists, state lawmakers, and Democratic members of Congress
Feds Want to Lease Offshore Wind Sites On Thousands of Acres Off New Jersey Coast
Tom Johnson | July 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Leases are a start, but state has yet to come up with financing mechanism for offshore initiatives
State, Environmentalists Clash Over New Rules for Water Quality
Tom Johnson | July 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment
DEP may change policy for regulating nitrates, pollutant found in fertilizer considered to be harmful to infants
Can 'Decoupling' Utility Sales, Profits Deliver Cleaner Energy?
Tom Johnson | July 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Consumer advocates argue decoupling will only drive up customer bills, already far too high in New Jersey
BPU Questions PJM Plan to Route Power Line Through Wildlife Refuge
Tom Johnson | July 15, 2014 | Energy & Environment
State agency indicates proposal will cross three environmental management areas, argues viable alternative exists
New Jersey Solar Sector Achieves Some Stability -- at Least for Now
Tom Johnson | July 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Developers and industry experts disagree on whether market needs to be tuned and tweaked or simply left alone
No Cheap or Painless Way to Fight Global Warming, Warns NJ Working Group
Tom Johnson | July 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Report identifies transportation sector as largest source of carbon pollution, responsible for 42% of greenhouse-gas emissions
Marathon Legislative Session to Address Critical Energy Issues Facing New Jersey
Tom Johnson | July 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions looms large on agenda, especially since environmentalists and some lawmakers feel that Christie is not doing enough on this front
State Banks on Energy Resiliency to Keep Critical Facilities Up and Running
Tom Johnson | July 9, 2014 | Energy & Environment
BPU's Energy Resiliency Bank will finance projects that keep delivering electricity even when power grid goes down
Is Sandy Debris in Roxbury's Fenimore Landfill Poisoning Town's Children, Adults?
Scott Gurian | July 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Environmentalists blame state and say new rules are needed
Christie Takes Another Tack to Get Out of Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Tom Johnson | July 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Administration will follow formal rulemaking process, making it virtually inevitable that New Jersey will not participate in RGGI