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PSEG, Exelon Suspend Funding for Capital Projects at Salem Nuclear
Tom Johnson | March 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
SEC filing says money will be restored when controversial nuclear-subsidy bill - which could cost utility customers $300M a year - is ratified
Electric Vehicles Benefit More than Just Their Owners
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Recharging electric vehicles at off-peak hours could mean lower rates for all utility customers
One Small Step for BPU, One Small Step for Offshore Wind in NJ
Tom Johnson | March 1, 2018 | Energy & Environment
State agency moves ahead cautiously, planning to meet less than one-third of the Murphy administration's offshore wind target
Atlantic City Electric Bets on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Tom Johnson | February 28, 2018 | Energy & Environment
ACE files with BPU, looking to determine barriers to deployment of electric vehicles, particularly shortage of charging stations
Nuclear Subsidy Bill Stalls in Senate, Enviros Say Delay is Needed
Tom Johnson | February 27, 2018 | Energy & Environment
It's not clear what's next for contentious bill, but there's been talk about reverting to original, which would only award $300 million annual subsidy to PSEG
Moving NJ to a Clean-Energy Economy: at What Speed, at What Price?
Tom Johnson | February 26, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Participants at NJ Spotlight roundtable raise concerns and assess advantages of renewable energy
In Sixth Iteration, Nuclear Subsidy Bill Clears Committee
Tom Johnson | February 23, 2018 | Energy & Environment
One item in legislation remains unchanged from first draft - up to $300 million annual subsidy to keep PSEG's nuclear plants powered up
Energy Storage Remains Key Component of Clean-Energy Agenda
Tom Johnson | February 22, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Controversial nuclear subsidy bill also calls for 600 megawatts of energy storage by 2021, 2,000 megawatts by 2030
Blackouts, Higher Costs a Proven Risk Without New Natural-Gas Pipelines
Michael Drulis | February 22, 2018 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
We can't allow political rhetoric intended to block safe, underground natural-gas infrastructure drive policy and decision making
New Jersey, Delaware Ease Advisories on Certain Fish
Tom Johnson | February 21, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Action indicates drop in contamination, but some shellfish and other fish should be avoided, especially by women of childbearing age
Lawmakers Try Yet Another Version of Contentious Nuclear Subsidy Bill
Tom Johnson | February 20, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Intended to prop up PSEG nuclear plants, measure has gone through drastic revisions without gaining traction with legislators
AG's Motion Anticipates Possible Legal Challenge over PennEast Pipeline
Jon Hurdle | February 20, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Attorney general argues FERC certificate flawed because it allows PennEast to seek eminent domain without knowing environmental impact over much of route
New Incentive for NJ Homeowners, Businesses to Install Solar Panels
Tom Johnson | February 16, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Strong move to encourage greater use of ‘net metering’ as advocates push for state to overhaul energy policies and critics worry about cost to ratepayers
Pipeline Conflict Heats Up: Landowners Vow to Fight PennEast on Eminent Domain
Jon Hurdle | February 15, 2018 | Energy & Environment
After almost 130 New Jersey landowners refuse offers of compensation for right of way on their properties, company files for eminent domain, unleashing a new storm of protest
Call for Action to Protect Children in New Jersey from Lead Poisoning
NJTV News | February 15, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Thousands of children in Garden State have shown elevated levels of lead in their blood. Advocates say issue is urgent despite high price tag
Can Stormwater Utilities Help NJ Reduce Runoff Pollution?
Tom Johnson | February 14, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers revive bill looking at new ways of dealing with old problem, stormwater runoff fouling waterways and causing major flooding
Appeals Court Upholds Outstanding $225M Fine Against ExxonMobil
Tom Johnson | February 13, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Plaintiffs argue amount too small but are relieved constitutional amendment ensures environmental fines go to restoring natural resources
Making the Public Welcome on New Jersey's Beaches and Waterfronts
Tom Johnson | February 12, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Bill clears committee incorporating public trust doctrine, common-law principle ensuring access to natural resources
Look for Lower Electricity Bills This Summer, Thanks to Cheap Natural Gas
Tom Johnson | February 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Consumers should catch a break on their bills, albeit a small one, based on results of BPU's annual power auction
PennEast Files for Eminent Domain, Seeks Marshals to Guard Pipeline Workers
Jon Hurdle | February 8, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Company claims it has been trying to avoid legal action but has taken step after failing to agree on compensation with unspecified number of landowners
Will Nuclear Subsidy Bill Kill Solar Sector?
Tom Johnson | February 8, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Latest version of controversial bill dramatically changes way state promotes and incents solar, with potentially lethal results
Why Hard Times at NJ’s ‘Insect Factory’ Could Be Bad News for Garden State
Carly Sitrin | February 8, 2018 | Energy & Environment
The Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Rearing Laboratory breeds ‘good’ bugs to fight pests and reduce pesticide use, but overdue repairs are hampering its mission
Calls for State Probe into Radium in Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | February 7, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists say looser EPA limit may not protect public health after report finds hundreds of NJ water systems contain radioactive element at levels above that recommended by California
AG Rejects PennEast Offers for Easements on Protected Lands
Jon Hurdle | February 6, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Pipeline company says it will begin eminent domain actions if landowners hold out after deadline
Still a Work in Progress, Nuclear Subsidy Bill Held in Committee
Tom Johnson | February 6, 2018 | Energy & Environment
As proposed legislation goes through successive iterations, it seems to alienate more potential backers and beneficiaries
'Augmented' Nuclear Subsidy Bill Could Cost $4B over 15 Years
Tom Johnson | February 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Legislation includes money for solar and energy efficiency — and boosting carbon-free electricity — at 'huge cost,' says rate counsel
Why Do NJ Beekeepers Feel They've Been Stung by State DOA?
Carly Sitrin | February 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Proposed regulations, they claim, would eliminate urban beekeeping and severely restrict the practice in most suburbs
Murphy Joins Neighboring Governors in United Front against Fracking
Tom Johnson | February 2, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Goal is to prohibit hydraulic fracturing in Delaware River Basin, water supply to more than 15 million people in four states
Inherit the Wind: Murphy's Executive Order Could Revive Energy Sector
Tom Johnson | February 1, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Governor tells BPU to develop mechanism for ratepayers to subsidize offshore wind, a task it was originally assigned seven years ago
Could Trump Tax Reform Mean Lower Bills for NJ Ratepayers?
Tom Johnson | February 1, 2018 | Energy & Environment
New federal law cuts utility tax rates to 21 percent, but money could go to offsetting ratepayers subsidies on solar and wind initiatives
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