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For JCP&L Customers, BPU Decision Means Small Dip in Monthly Bills
Tom Johnson | March 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Board pairs decision to reduce rates with one letting utility collect storm-restoration costs from Sandy, so customer savings smaller than expected
Offshore Drilling Opponents Dominate at Federal Meeting in Atlantic City
Kirk Moore | March 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Although drilling leases are only being considered off the coast of Virginia, even a ‘small’ spill could destroy NJ’s fisheries and tourist industry
Holdovers on NJ Highlands Council Shape Policy Even After Their Terms Are Up
Rob Jennings | March 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
As council prepares to review and revise Regional Master Plan, all members are holdovers
Senate Democrats to Christie: No Deal on Exxon Mobil Settlement
Tom Johnson | March 17, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Voting strictly along party lines, Democrats pass resolution to reject settlement in $8.9 billion lawsuit
Robert Barr Wins Seat on Pinelands Commission, After Some Political Arm-Twisting
Tom Johnson | March 17, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
First Senate vote goes against controversial candidate, second time does the trick -- without any debate
For JCP&L Customers, Torturous Road to Lower Rates May Be Nearing End
Tom Johnson | March 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment
BPU may decide three-year-old rate case involving state's second-largest utility this week
State Moves to Deal with Dirty Problem -- Raw Sewage in Waterways
Tom Johnson | March 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Final permits issued to force 25 cities to address pollution from so-called combined sewer overflows -- but necessary funding may not be forthcoming
Giant Indoor Garden to Grow Jobs, Vegetables in Newark’s Ironbound
Lilo H. Stainton | March 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
$30M AeroFarms to serve as anchor tenant in larger effort to cultivate sustainable employment in economically hard-hit city
Environmentalists Campaign by Bus Ahead of Pinelands Commission Vote
Jon Hurdle | March 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Conservationists hit the road to visit five New Jersey senators still believed to be undecided about controversial Barr nomination
Governor Goes on Defensive About Much-Criticized Exxon Mobil Settlement
Tom Johnson | March 11, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Christie claims that administration’s $225M deal is ‘a really good settlement,’ neglects to mention billions state originally sought
NJ’s Power Sector Mirrors Energy Trends Identified in New Federal Report
Tom Johnson | March 11, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Garden State shows increased reliance on solar and natural gas, but offshore wind continues to be a no-show
Profile: American Littoral Society’s Director Leads Efforts to Save Shore, Bays
Tom Johnson | March 11, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Profiles
Veteran conservationist's life near the coast has translated into his passion for protecting the seaside environment
State Senate Moves on Several Fronts to Block Exxon Mobil Settlement
Tom Johnson | March 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
One panel releases resolution condemning Christie administration’s drastically reduced payout in $8.9B case
Senate Panel to Move on Open-Space Bill, But No End to Funding Clash in Sight
Tom Johnson | March 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
No agreement among backers of new bill, Christie administration, and original proponents of ballot issue
$225 Million Proposed Settlement in Exxon Mobil Case Continues to Draw Fire
Tom Johnson | March 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Legislators, environmentalists demand full accounting of how controversial agreement was reached
Sweeney Pledges to Stop Christie from Scaling Back Exxon Mobil Settlement
Tom Johnson | March 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Senate, Assembly expected to pass resolutions letting Legislature intervene in deal to accept only $250M to settle pollution lawsuit
Bayshore Recovery Project Restores Beaches, Nurtures South Jersey Economy
Jon Hurdle | March 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Initiative takes broad approach, from rebuilding bulkheads and boosting tourism to erecting natural barriers and upgrading region's cable TV
NJ Senate Will Fight Christie in Court to Block Lowball Settlement with Exxon Mobil
Tom Johnson | March 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Sweeney contends that administration’s proposed $250 million deal works out to three cents on the dollar
PSE&G Energy-Efficiency Plan Could Cut Electricity, Gas Prices for Customers
Tom Johnson | March 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Utility and state have reached tentative settlement that will enable consumers and businesses to use less power, reduce air pollution
Four Former NJ Governors Move to Block Pinelands Panel Nomination
Tom Johnson | March 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Two Democrats and two Republicans draft letter to state Senate asking legislators to oppose confirmation of Robert Barr
PSE&G Seeks to Spend $1.6B Bringing Natural-Gas Mains into 21st Century
Tom Johnson | March 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Utility's parent, PSEG, details plans to invest $13B over next five years at annual investor conference
Administration Reportedly Settles $8.9B Exxon Lawsuit in a Hurry -- For Only $250M
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Critics claim that by settling natural-resources damages suit in current fiscal year, money can be diverted to closing budget gap
The List: 10 Movers and Shakers Who Influence Energy Policy In New Jersey
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment, The List
Energy policy in New Jersey is a moving target, constantly being refined and reworked by individuals and agencies
Energy Target for 2050: Get 80% of NJ’s Electricity from Renewable Sources
Tom Johnson | February 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Ambitious Assembly bill seen as laying groundwork for future legislators, different governor
Administration, Lawmakers Could Clash Over Who Gets Open-Space Funding
Tom Johnson | February 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment
As predicted by some environmentalists and legislators, various potential recipients are getting testy about how much money they’ll receive
Panel Pushes Controversial Nomination for Pinelands Commission to Full Senate
Tom Johnson | February 25, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Critics contend appointment sends wrong message to conservation community, do what governor says or be prepared to be replaced
Will Third Time Be the Charm for Controversial Nominee to Pinelands Commission?
Tom Johnson | February 24, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Absence of key panel member could mean OK for nominee turned down twice by Senate Judiciary Committee
PSEG Continues to Count on Its Utility to Power Profits, Says Earnings Call
Tom Johnson | February 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
New transmission projects or upgrades to existing infrastructure lead investments being made by company
Toxic E-Waste Piles Up as Manufacturers End Free Recycling
Tom Johnson | February 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Some 55 million pounds of e-waste could be recycled in 2015, but that's not likely to happen despite laws on the books
‘President’ Christie Would Call for National Energy Policy -- Details to Come
Tom Johnson | February 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Governor has made few friends in environmental camp, while business and industry are glad to have cheaper natural gas, reduced subsidies to pay for greenhouse-gas initiative
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