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Menendez, Pallone Hit the Beach to Help Protect NJ’s Water
NJTV News Online | July 24, 2017 | Energy & Environment
In face of potential cuts from Trump administration, senator and congressman drum up support for a stronger BEACH Act, which pays for water testing nationwide
PSEG Nuclear Wants to Boost Power Output of Hope Creek Plant
Tom Johnson | July 21, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Company waiting on approval of application submitted to Nuclear Regulatory Commission to increase output capacity by 1.6 percent
A Big-Picture View of How Climate Change Is Affecting the Garden State
Tom Johnson | July 20, 2017 | Energy & Environment
The Fund for New Jersey outlines the steps that need to be taken to prevent climate change from being disastrous for the state
DEP Rules Upheld in Dispute Over NJ Summer Flounder Fishing
NewsWorks.org | July 20, 2017 | Energy & Environment
U.S. Secretary of Commerce sides with New Jersey on regulations and against Atlantic states marine commission
Federal Court Upholds Illinois Decision to Subsidize Nuclear Plants
Tom Johnson | July 19, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Ruling will have ramification in NJ, where PSEG Power has already broached subject of state incentives to keep its nuclear units up and running
NJ’s Water Infrastructure Needs Hearts, Minds, and Massive Investment
Jon Hurdle | July 19, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey’s network of water pipes is aging and in need of a major overhaul but advocates believe the public knows little and cares less about the problem
Lead in Water Remains Pervasive Problem in New Jersey Schools
Tom Johnson | July 18, 2017 | Energy & Environment
More than half the school districts in Bergen County have lead — a dangerous neurotoxin — in faucets and other fixtures
NJ Spotlight Fields Your Questions About the Garden State’s Water
Tom Johnson | July 17, 2017 | Energy & Environment
We asked our readers to tell us what they wanted to know about the state’s water. Here’s where we deliver the answers
Christie Rejects Bill to Rejoin RGGI, for Third (and Last) Time
Tom Johnson | July 14, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Governor claims NJ has no need to rejoin initiative since it is already a leader in curbing carbon emissions and has met its own mandated standards
Is This New Jersey’s Future? Chronic Flooding from Sea-Level Rise
Tom Johnson | July 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Under a worst-case scenario, some 130 communities in the Garden State could be inundated every other week
Draft Water Plan Leaves Critics Dissatisfied on Several Key Fronts
Tom Johnson | July 12, 2017 | Energy & Environment
The plan, they contend, doesn’t do enough to anticipate crises, head off likely deficits, and address water-quality issues, like lead in drinking supplies
NJ Solar Sector Could Be in for Overhaul, with Solar Credits on Way out
Tom Johnson | July 11, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Another attempt to smooth out industry’s boom-and-bust cycles, this one by ultimately phasing out solar subsidies paid to array owners
NJ Seeks to Ban Pesticide Given Clean Bill of Health by EPA
Tom Johnson | July 10, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Chlorpyrifos can potentially cause developmental damage to children, vomiting and dizziness in adults
State Looks to Private Partners for Help Rebuilding Energy Infrastructure
Tom Johnson | July 7, 2017 | Energy & Environment
With government coffers depleted, state considers public-private partnerships as a way to help finance local and state projects
State Starts to Think Seriously About Deploying Microgrids
Tom Johnson | July 6, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Trenton’s downtown thermal-energy district funded to determine if microgrids can deliver power and other vital services when power grid goes down
BPU Rules Encourage Utility Infrastructure Investments, Speed Rate Increases
Tom Johnson | July 5, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Consumer advocates argue regulations may undercut ratepayer protections, are unnecessary under current system
DEP Tables PennEast Application, Another Delay for Troubled Pipeline
Tom Johnson | June 29, 2017 | Energy & Environment
State agency seeks detailed information about stream and wetlands crossings, but pipeline company can’t comply
Trump Administration Rolling Back Protections for Small Streams, Wetlands
Tom Johnson | June 28, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Federal repeal likely to affect New Jersey by eroding protections for headwaters that feed the drinking-water supply
Clean Energy Fund Raided (Again) to Plug Last Hole in State Budget
Tom Johnson | June 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Administration, lawmakers tap $75 million from fund, up $25 million from amount announced previously — in addition to $161 million already diverted this year
Ralph LaRossa Takes on New Tasks: President and COO of PSEG Power
Tom Johnson | June 26, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Move, press release seem to confirm speculation that he is being groomed to replace Izzo — chairman, president, and CEO of PSEG
'Greens' See Red Over Budget Plan, Raids on Pollution Settlements
Tom Johnson | June 23, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists warn current spending plan lets administration divert money meant to restore damages to natural resources to general fund
U.S. Appellate Court Upholds PJM Rules to Meet Peak Demand for Power
Tom Johnson | June 22, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists, others fear new regulations from operator of the power grid will cause prices to spike when demand is highest
State Takes Steps to Tap into $72.2M Volkswagen Settlement
Tom Johnson | June 20, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Money would be used to deploy charging infrastructure for electric cars, relieve air pollution from transportation sector
NJ’s Top Two Utilities Could Do More to Help Customers Cut Energy Use, Costs
Tom Johnson | June 19, 2017 | Energy & Environment
National scorecard of 51 largest utilities ranks PSE&G, JCP&L near bottom when it comes to saving consumers money with energy efficiency
$500 Million Slotted for Sewage-Treatment, Drinking-Water Systems
Tom Johnson | June 16, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Funds to be distributed by Environmental Infrastructure Trust, well-regarded financier for clean-water projects for several decades
Murphy Calls for Permanent Ban on Fracking in Delaware River Basin
Tom Johnson | June 15, 2017 | Energy & Environment
If Democratic candidate for governor wins election, it could help swing Delaware River Basin Commission to follow his call on fracking
Outlook for Clean Energy Budget: Dollars Fall, Diversions to Continue
Tom Johnson | June 14, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Diversions may dip slightly, but funneling money away from its intended purpose has cost fund some $1.5 billion over past seven years
EPA Delays Federal Ozone Standard, Slows NJ’s Efforts to Reduce Smog
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Without standard, NJ can’t crack down on cars, trucks, businesses that pump ozone into the atmosphere
Garden State Solar Sector Continues to Heat Up, Though Clouds on Horizon
Tom Johnson | June 12, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey deployed nearly 400 megawatts of solar capacity in 2016, fifth-highest ranking in United States
DEP, Lawmakers Clash Over Development in the Highlands
Tom Johnson | June 9, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Assembly votes to stop state agency from boosting number of septic tanks in pristine preserve, source of drinking water for millions in NJ
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