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No Settlement Expected in JCP&L Rate Case at Least Until March, Maybe Later
Tom Johnson | January 29, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Case has dragged on for more than three years, angering consumer advocates, BPU president
Feds Announce Draft Plan to Allow Drilling for Oil, Gas Off the Mid-Atlantic Coast
Tom Johnson | January 28, 2015 | Energy & Environment
NJ not included in exploration territory, but spills and accidents could directly affect state's tourism and fisheries
Senate Panel Wants BPU to Pick up Pace on Developing Offshore Wind Power
Tom Johnson | January 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environment and Energy Committee Votes Out bill pushing agency to move ahead on long-stalled Fishermen’s Energy offshore pilot project
Explainer: Water-Quality Watchdog Getting Ready to Get Back to Work
Jon Hurdle | January 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Explainer
The Drinking Water Quality Institute was out of the loop between 2010 and 2014. Is it back in business?
Planners, Environmentalists Worry Restored, Preserved Marshlands Being Put At Risk
Tom Johnson | January 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Proposed legislation would combine Meadowlands Commission with Sports and Exposition Authority
Water, Wastewater Plants Waiting to Tap Into Energy Resilience Bank
Tom Johnson | January 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
With $150 million in projects in the pipeline and $65 million in funding pool, state may have more takers than it can service
State Regulators Give JCP&L Go-Ahead for Transmission Line in Monmouth County
Tom Johnson | January 22, 2015 | Energy & Environment
The 16-mile project will run along existing right-of-way, help reduce outages and ease congestion on power grid
Profile: She Helps Keep Drinking Water from the Highlands Clear and Clean
Colleen O'Dea | January 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Profiles
A mix of ballet and rough-and-tumble Morris County politics helped prepare Margaret Nordstrom to be executive director of the Highlands Council
BPU Expected to Green-Light PSE&G’s Plan for Newark Switching Station
Tom Johnson | January 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Located inland rather than close to water, new facility should help boost reliability and resilience of power grid operated by state’s largest utility
Op-Ed: ‘Mission Accomplished’ on New Jersey’s Uninsured Problem? Not Quite Yet
Betsy Ryan | January 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Without taking anything away from the ACA, initial reports of enrollment success must be put into context
Rutgers-Harvard Team: Sea Levels Rising More Rapidly Than Previously Thought
January 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Melting ice caps and rising global temperatures at heart of wide-ranging study -- which says NJ and East Coast are on 'front line' of crisis
NJ Lawmakers Looking to Finally Get Offshore Wind Turbines Turning
Tom Johnson | January 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Two bills before Senate committee hope to get administration moving on becalmed clean technology
Legislators Look to Push Administration to Reduce Greenhouse Gases -- Again
Tom Johnson | January 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment
When will New Jersey rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative? Not until there’s a new governor, say some environmentalists
Dune-Building Opposed by Margate Officials Gets Big Boost in Federal Court
WHYY/NewsWorks | January 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment
But judge's ruling appears to leave opening for continuing fight by challenging eminent-domain taking of land
Proposed $7 Billion Merger Would Let Exelon Acquire Atlantic City Electric
Tom Johnson | January 15, 2015 | Energy & Environment
If deal goes through, PSE&G would be only state utility actually based in New Jersey
New Jersey Should Leverage Private Capital to Achieve Resilient Energy Goals
Mary Barber | January 15, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Historic storm exposed antiquated power grid’s vulnerability – but public funding’s not sufficient to accomplish needed modernization
Feds Find Fault With NJ Bill That Would Ease Restrictions on Wetlands
Tom Johnson | January 14, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Senate environmental committee votes out measure that could open up Pinelands, other areas, to extensive cranberry farming
EPA Officials Agree to Check Again for Toxics Near Superfund Site in Vineland
Jon Hurdle | January 14, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Federal agency will do more extensive testing at pond and creek near former site of heavy metals plant
How Long Can New Jersey's Drinking-Water Supplies Hold Out?
Tom Johnson | January 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists want to know why the administration is stalling on a much-needed draft of a drinking-water master plan
Coalition Urges Feds to Let Needed Funding Flow Again for River Basin Panel
WHYY/NewsWorks | January 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Delaware River Basin Commission has received government’s 20% funding obligation only once since 1996
Over 1 Million Customers Stand to Gain from Decision on JCP&L Rates
Tom Johnson | January 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Administrative law judge rules that Jersey City Power & Light must reduce revenue by more than $100 million
More Than 20 Percent of State’s Drinking Water Never Makes It to the Tap
Tom Johnson | January 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey’s decrepit water infrastructure responsible for huge waste, higher prices for homes and businesses
Energy Supplier Agrees to Compensate Customers for Not Delivering on Price Cuts
Tom Johnson | January 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Third-party supplier HIKO Energy agrees to pay $2M to consumers who expected to lower bills but saw huge price spikes instead
Most Emergency Workers at Paulsboro Toxic Leak Didn't Wear Masks, CDC Says
Andrew Kitchenman | January 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Healthcare
Federal agency tracks health of first responders, recommends new safety procedures for train derailments
Vineland Urges EPA to Upgrade Cleanup of Toxics Near Superfund Site
Jon Hurdle | January 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Argument centers on whether remediation should be to 'industrial' or 'residential' standards
State DEP Takes Steps to Curb Sewage Runoff Into Surface Water
Tom Johnson | January 8, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Some laud state agency for addressing long-standing problems with century-old infrastructure, other dismiss scheme as too little too late
Fine Print: BPU Allows Test Run of More Aggressive Tree-Trimming Policies
Tom Johnson | January 7, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Pilot program allows utilities to identify ‘high-hazard’ trees that could take out power to a neighborhood if they fell
Appellate Court Blocks DEP From Building Road Along Popular Rail Trail
Tom Johnson | January 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Some environmentalists contend that court’s stay indicates they have a good chance of winning case against state agency
Five Important Questions Facing the Energy Industry in the Coming Year
Tom Johnson | January 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Many of the issues are familiar but resolving them in 2015 could recharge NJ’s power sector
Experts Talk About How Climate Change Will Impact New Jersey and the World
Paula Saha | January 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Winter 2014
The inaugural 'Duke Dialogues' examines the issue of global warming locally and globally
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