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State Takes First, Tentative Steps Toward Energy Efficiency Standard
Tom Johnson | January 31, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Revamped nuclear subsidy bill includes mandate for utilities to curb amount of energy customers use
Murphy Continues Dismantling Christie Environmental Legacy
Tom Johnson | January 31, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Governor and attorney general announce New Jersey will withdraw from lawsuit opposing Obama Clean Power Plan
Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order for NJ to Rejoin RGGI
Tom Johnson | January 30, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Governor instructs DEP to allocate funds received from multistate initiative to environmental-justice communities as recommended by transition team
Environmental Justice Should Be Core Principle of Murphy Administration
Tom Johnson | January 29, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Transition team urges administration to address pollution and contamination as they affect poor urban communities, particularly communities of color
Revised Nuclear Subsidy Bill Appears Back on Legislative Track
Tom Johnson | January 26, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Revamped legislation includes some modest clean-energy programs, but locks Division of Rate Counsel out of decision if subsidy is needed
PSEG Nuclear Subsidy Bill Gets Behind-Closed-Doors Makeover
Tom Johnson | January 25, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Revamped legislation said to have more to do with clean energy while still addressing nuclear
Trump’s 30% Solar Tariff Likely to Boost Prices, Slow Growth in U.S. Market
Tom Johnson | January 24, 2018 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey may do better than many states since local industry more focused on installation than manufacture
‘Revived’ PSEG Nuclear Subsidy Heads for Committee This Week
Tom Johnson | January 23, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Company insists bill could still be critical to keeping nuclear plants up and running, despite Trump tax windfall to plant operator
State Lawmakers Not Just Blowing Smoke About Rejoining RGGI
Tom Johnson | January 23, 2018 | Energy & Environment
But they butt heads over how to divvy up funds raised by participating in initiative to curb carbon pollution from power plants
FERC OK of PennEast Doesn't Make Pipeline a Sure Thing
Tom Johnson | January 22, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Federal approval means pipeline company can gather environmental data needed for permits, but opponents vow they will continue to fight
Brand Will Be Back as Director of New Jersey Rate Counsel
Tom Johnson | January 19, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Most recently, Stefanie Brand played a key role in derailing PSEG's bid for a $300 million annual subsidy to keep the lights on in its nuclear plants
PSEG Says $2B Tax Cut Won’t Offset Need for Nuclear Subsidies
Tom Johnson | January 18, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Company says some deferred taxes will be passed along to utility customers in current and coming rate cases
A Few Cold Days Should Not a Pipeline Make
Tom Gilbert | January 18, 2018 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
Most natural gas used by residents and businesses is bought under long-term contracts unaffected by sudden jumps in spot-market prices
Gov. Murphy Plays to NJ Environmentalists from Day One
Tom Johnson | January 17, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Inaugural speech touches on climate change, renewables, lead — and making Garden State a ‘green’ leader once more
DEP Won’t Rescind Highlands Septic-Tank Rule, Despite Legislative Action
Tom Johnson | January 16, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Agency argues lawmakers overstepped authority when they moved to abolish controversial rule increasing number of septic tanks in region
Murphy Names Fiordaliso to Head BPU, Christie Pocket Vetoes Solar Bill
Tom Johnson | January 16, 2018 | Energy & Environment
New BPU president has served agency for more than a decade
Trump Tax Cut Could Mean $850 Million Windfall for PSEG
Tom Johnson | January 12, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Up to $650 million could accrue to PSEG Power, which recently argued unsuccessfully that it needed a subsidy to keep its three nuclear plants afloat
New Legislative Session Offers Second Chance for Bypassed Bills
Tom Johnson | January 12, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers have already reintroduced a slew of clean-energy bills, expecting them to have a better reception now that Christie’s out and Murphy’s in
State Embarks on Project to Restore 240 Acres of Liberty State Park
Tom Johnson | January 12, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Initiative — funded by natural resources damage fund — will address contaminated fill in low-lying areas, creating in its place a ‘mosaic of ecosystems’
Administration Plays Favorites, Exempts Florida from Draft Drilling Plan
Tom Johnson | January 11, 2018 | Energy & Environment
NJ officials call for same status, arguing state’s $44B tourism industry is just as sensitive to spills and drilling disasters
Brutal Cold Snap Proves Need for PennEast Pipeline
Pat Kornick | January 11, 2018 | Energy & Environment, Sponsored Content
Price of natural gas skyrocketed in New Jersey during recent freeze to more than 3,000 percent of that in Pennsylvania
On His Way out, Will Christie Sign Bill Propping up Solar Sector?
Tom Johnson | January 10, 2018 | Energy & Environment
If the governor puts his name to measure, it could cost utility customers nearly $1 billion over next 15 years to subsidize state’s solar industry
Lawmakers Rap DEP, Roll Back Rule on Septic Tanks in Highlands
Tom Johnson | January 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Maneuver made possible with rarely used legislative tool allowing rules to be rescinded if found inconsistent with law
Feds Spike Administration Plan to Bail Out Coal, Nuclear Plants
Tom Johnson | January 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
FERC’s decision has ramification in New Jersey, where PSEG has been pushing for subsidies to bolster its three nuclear units
NJ May Sign on With U.S. Climate Alliance to Curb Carbon Pollution
Tom Johnson | January 8, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Multistate initiative hopes to counterbalance Trump’s decision to yank United States out of Paris Climate Accord
As Nuclear Subsidy Bill Goes Down, Top Dems Ratchet Up the Rhetoric
Tom Johnson | January 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
War of words erupts between Sweeney and Prieto, extends to Gov.-elect Murphy
Draft Administration Plan Would Open Atlantic to Oil and Gas Drilling
Tom Johnson | January 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Sen. Booker, conservationists, and others denounce plan as threat to New Jersey’s $44 billion tourist and fishing industries
PSEG Nuclear Subsidy Bill Killed in Lame-Duck Session
Tom Johnson | January 4, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Almost certain revamped version of bill will be submitted in coming session, one that could fragment fragile alliance now opposed to measure
Panel Recommends $400M Bond Issue to Shore Up NJ’s Water Infrastructure
Tom Johnson | January 4, 2018 | Energy & Environment
It may only be a drop in the bucket toward solving $40B problem, but could help ease breaks and leaks plaguing outdated water system
Opponents Move to Block ‘Millionaire’s Marina’ at Liberty State Park
Tom Johnson | January 3, 2018 | Energy & Environment
DEP seeks to establish new facility on 40 acres of south side of park to finance $40-plus million in needed bulkhead repairs
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