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Murphy Request Could Slow Development of Wind Farms off NJ, NY
Tom Johnson | May 10, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Governor asks feds for six-month extension to assess impact of offshore wind farms on state’s main fishing grounds
Offshore-Wind Developers Want More Details on State Straw Proposal
Tom Johnson | May 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Realizing the administration’s ambitious goal for offshore wind means working out a funding mechanism, long an impediment for developer schemes
Protesters Ask Governor to Quash Meadowlands Power Plant
NJTV News | May 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists say gas-fired plant, whose energy would be sent to New York City, would bring many hazards
Assembly Committee Makes Fast Work of Bills for Home Energy Assistance
Tom Johnson | May 8, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Included on docket cleared in just six minutes, three-bill package to help end fraud and abuse in federally funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
State Strategic Plan Looks to Boost Energy Efficiency, Cut Customer Costs
Tom Johnson | May 7, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Greatest savings most likely will be seen in commercial and industrial sectors, typically the biggest users of energy
Opponents of Bill Urge Governor to Veto or Revise Nuclear Subsidy Measure
Tom Johnson | May 4, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Trouble continues to dog contentious bill as diverse group raises familiar objections at 11th hour
Bringing Energy Savings to Underserved Market — Multifamily Dwellings
Tom Johnson | May 3, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Consultants working on plan to help simplify and streamline state’s Clean Energy Program
New Jersey’s Nuclear Subsidies Could Go to Out-of-State Plants
Tom Johnson | May 2, 2018 | Energy & Environment
PSEG head acknowledges nuclear plants in Pennsylvania could benefit from subsidies awarded to his company
NJ Signs on to Multistate Lawsuit to Preserve Tough Fuel-Economy Standards
Tom Johnson | May 2, 2018 | Energy & Environment
The state’s transportation sector is the largest source of carbon pollution in the state, accounting for approximately 42 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions
Is Long Wait for Offshore-Wind Financing Mechanism Over?
Tom Johnson | May 1, 2018 | Energy & Environment
BPU announces public hearing on still-undisclosed proposal detailing how utility customers would subsidize offshore wind
Proposed Pipeline Extension Raises Ire, Environmental Concerns
NJTV News Online | May 1, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Residents want to know why New Jersey takes the risk but New York gets the gas
BPU Grants Sayreville Steel Plant Discount on Energy Bill
Tom Johnson | April 30, 2018 | Energy & Environment
State agency lets Gerdau Steel skate on societal benefit charge — except portion that goes to clean-energy program
PSEG Will Pay $39M for Bidding Errors to Power Grid Operator
Tom Johnson | April 27, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Mistakes chiefly affect how much customers pay for electricity
Supersized Natural-Gas Power Plant Would Supply Energy to New York
Tom Johnson | April 26, 2018 | Energy & Environment
North Bergen OK with proposed site, but administration, environmentalists argue it would add to air pollution in stressed urban area
Newark Faces Court Test over Lead Levels in Water
Tom Johnson | April 25, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Two organizations argue city supplies show nearly twice the federal-action level for the contaminant
DEP Denies Lakewood’s Bid for Designation as Regional Center
Tom Johnson | April 24, 2018 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection blocks huge development project for second time, citing failure to address water-supply needs
PSE&G Wants BPU to OK $1.9B Plan to Upgrade Gas Pipelines
Tom Johnson | April 22, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Five-year program would enable state’s largest utility to replace hundreds of miles of cast-iron and steel pipes with new gas mains
FERC Reviews Its Policies for Approving Natural-Gas Pipelines
Tom Johnson | April 20, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Critics say federal agency rubber-stamps projects, without evaluating if a pipeline is truly needed and gauging its environmental impact
State Diverts $69M from VW Settlement to General Fund
Tom Johnson | April 19, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Clean-air advocates wind up with $72 million, had hoped total amount would go to fighting greenhouse-gas emissions
Will Murphy Let Company Dump Treated Wastewater into Delaware River?
Tom Johnson | April 18, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Opponents worry that loophole in bill on governor’s desk will allow fracking waste to be discharged into river
ACUA’s Battery-Storage System, First Financed by NJ's Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | April 17, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Atlantic County Utilities Authority will back up wastewater treatment plant — powered in part by solar and wind — if grid goes down
Clean Vehicles Face Long, Bumpy Road to Acceptance in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | April 16, 2018 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey Clean Air Council reviews roadblocks to wider adoption of zero-emission vehicles — cost, charging infrastructure, lack of public awareness
With Little Fuss or Fanfare, Legislature Passes Clean-Energy Bills
Tom Johnson | April 13, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Murphy and Sweeney both get what they want, but how will consumers feel about shouldering the burden of more subsidies?
Customers Criticize JCP&L for Winter Storm Outages
NJTV News | April 13, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Blackouts extended beyond a week, endangering seniors, people with disabilities, local official says
Down to the Wire: Controversial Clean-Energy Bills Scheduled for Vote
Tom Johnson | April 12, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Vote before Assembly and Senate may be imminent, but advocates and opponents continue to quarrel — especially over nuclear subsidy measure
Another Push to Get More Clean Cars on New Jersey’s Roads
Tom Johnson | April 11, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Proposal would deliver rebates of $100M annually over three years to drivers who switch to plug-in vehicles
FERC Says PSEG Subsidiary Made False Statements over 9-Year Period
Tom Johnson | April 10, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Federal agency contends alleged violations occurred when company was bidding into power auction to set prices consumers pay for electricity
Trump Administration Opens New Offshore Wind Leases
Tom Johnson | April 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Interior secretary calls wind part of administration’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy, wants to gauge interest in shallow waters between NJ and Long Island
Nuclear Energy Powers New Jersey’s Economy and Communities
Peter Sena | April 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
People are what make the safety-net legislation so important: All totaled, nuclear represents about 6,000 direct and indirect jobs
Amid Arguments and Warnings, Nuclear Subsidy Bill Clears Committee
Tom Johnson | April 6, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Clean-energy measures also voted out, but nuclear bill looms large — particularly when it comes to costs to ratepayers
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