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First Steps to Reduce Fraud at Program that Helps Poor Pay Energy Bills
Tom Johnson | January 23, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Safeguards would prevent Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program from fraudulently issuing benefits to dead people
Pinelands Commission Sued to Stop Review of Pipeline Project
Tom Johnson | January 20, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Pinelands Alliance has asked appeals court to block commission from determining if pipeline complies with state policy and administrative rules
BPU Tool Helps Water Companies Speed Infrastructure Investments
Tom Johnson | January 19, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Agency opts to renew program that lets companies invest up to 5 percent of revenues in system upgrades without lengthy regulatory review
With 2 Gigawatts of Capacity Installed, NJ Solar Sector Shines
Tom Johnson | January 19, 2017 | Energy & Environment
BPU indicates that milestone means state has fourth-highest cumulative amount of solar capacity nationwide
Two Former Governors Join ‘Greens’ to Do Battle with Trenton, D.C.
Tom Johnson | January 18, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Florio and Whitman to help League of Conservation Voters heighten awareness of environmental issues in State House, White House
Fuel Diversity: Guaranteeing Reliable, Affordable Energy
Bill Levis | January 18, 2017 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
While the low price of natural gas is welcomed by consumers, we need to be sure that we do not become too dependent on one fuel to heat our homes and power them with electricity
Feds Renewed Fuel-Economy Standards Will Help NJ Reduce Smog
Tom Johnson | January 17, 2017 | Energy & Environment
The EPA decision to stay the course with 2012 pollution standards gives the Garden State another way to fight greenhouse-gas emissions
Does NJ Need New Ratepayer Subsidy to Encourage Solar Deployments?
Tom Johnson | January 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
More solar systems could help reduce congestion on grid, but Division of Rate Counsel argues the price is too high
Renewed Demand for State Water Supply Plan, But DEP Won’t Say When
Jon Hurdle | January 12, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Member of expert panel says lack of a blueprint leaves New Jersey vulnerable to drought and unable to manage water assets and infrastructure
Electric Vehicles in NJ: Going Nowhere Fast — And That’s the Problem
Tom Johnson | January 12, 2017 | Energy & Environment
If New Jersey can’t get one in seven cars on the road to be an EV by 2025, automakers could face fines that would likely be passed on to consumers
DEP Accepts Plan to Curb Toxic Chemical in NJ’s Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | January 11, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Surveys have shown the presence of PFNA in New Jersey’s public water systems is much higher than the national rate
State Agency Has Unanswered Questions about PennEast Project
Tom Johnson | January 11, 2017 | Energy & Environment
NJ Department of Environmental Protection says it will withhold permits until surveys of proposed route, environmental impact studies are complete
Preventing the E-Waste Stream from Becoming a Flood
Tom Johnson | January 10, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Revamped recycling program mandates that manufacturers of electronic products pick up the tab for disposing of discarded devices
As Temperature Dips, Beach Access Debate Gets Underway
Tom Johnson | January 10, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Public access makes good start, but difficult questions such as entrance fees, parking, and national security remain to be considered
Rate Counsel Sees No Need for High-Voltage Transmission Line
Tom Johnson | January 9, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Division argues that high-voltage line no longer needed to ensure reliability, suggests alternative approaches and routes be explored
New Federal Protection for Delaware River Basin but Funding Unclear
Jon Hurdle | January 9, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Source of drinking water for millions of people gets legal safeguards; it’s not yet clear whether Congress will provide the money to implement them
NJ Picks Up Federal Grants to Retrofit Diesel School Buses
Tom Johnson | January 6, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Older diesel engines can expose kids to nitrogen oxide and particulate matter, or soot
For Bayonne Residents, Upgraded Water System Comes at a Price
NJTV News Online | January 6, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Officials created a private partnership that has dealt with decades of neglect but has led to sharp increases in rates
Proposed State Rules Tighten Restrictions on Sources of Smog, Soot
Tom Johnson | January 5, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey is hoping to clean up the air by imposing pollution limits on small turbines and engines, solvents used to manufacture fiberglass boats
Planning a Clean-Energy Agenda for When Christie Is Former Governor
Tom Johnson | January 4, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Energy advocates are beginning to push for more renewable energy, looking into decoupling the power sector, and deploying charging stations for e-vehicles
South Jersey Inches Closer to Better Phone Service, High-Speed Internet
Tom Johnson | January 3, 2017 | Energy & Environment
BPU president to preside over case involving Verizon and addressing service quality in Cumberland and Atlantic counties
Obama Bans Drilling in mid-Atlantic Ocean, Portions of Arctic Ocean
Tom Johnson | December 21, 2016 | Energy & Environment
President bases restrictions on 60-year-old law, should be harder to overturn than executive order
Renewing Aged Water Infrastructure in New Jersey, One Street at a Time
Jon Hurdle | December 21, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Antiquated leak-prone systems are being upgraded in some parts of the state, but water industry advocates argue that much more needs to be done
Constitutional Amendment Coming on Natural-Resources Damages
Tom Johnson | December 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Voters this fall will be asked to dedicate damages in pollution cases to restoring natural resources, while Highlands takes another step toward greater protection
Snowy Owls Making Another Winter Appearance On NJ Beaches
Newsworks | December 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment
The birds migrate from the Canadian tundra when food supplies there drop
Rhode Island Breaks the Tape on Offshore Wind, but Where’s New Jersey?
Tom Johnson | December 19, 2016 | Energy & Environment
The first offshore wind turbines are generating power for the Ocean State, while the Garden State has yet to deliver needed finance mechanisms
‘Greens’ Continue to Fight Against Greater Development in Highlands
Tom Johnson | December 16, 2016 | Energy & Environment
At heart of matter: Acceptable levels of nitrate in soil and clean drinking water for millions of New Jerseyans
PSE&G and EDF ‘Google It’
Virginia Palacios | December 16, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
Innovative use of leading-edge technology helps PSE&G find and fix methane leaks faster. That’s good for ratepayers, good for the environment
Just How Badly Is NJ’s Water Infrastructure Leaking?
Tom Johnson | December 15, 2016 | Energy & Environment
It’s virtually impossible to determine, since NJ water companies are not required to perform water-loss audits
PSE&G Collaborates to Find and Fix Natural-Gas Leaks Fast
Tom Johnson | December 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State’s largest utility is working with Environmental Defense Fund and Google Earth Outreach to stop methane from escaping into the air
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