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R. William Potter

Opinion: Sink the ‘Floating Nukes’ With Clean Energy, Efficient Use
R. William Potter | September 15, 2014 | Opinion
Decoupling sales from volume can help utilities embrace energy efficiency and solar power, while ambitious targets can give them a reason to do so
Opinion: Why Doesn't the State DEP Believe in Global Climate Change?
R. William Potter | July 9, 2014 | Opinion
The department's revised coastal regulations runs to 1,000 pages with not a mention of climate change
Opinion: What Can Be Done to Help New Jersey Get Its Solar Mojo Back?
R. William Potter | June 11, 2014 | Opinion
NJ was a shining example of the industry's growth, but some developers have had to lay off workers, while others have moved out-of-state
Opinion: How Would New Jersey’s Power Politics Translate on National Stage?
R. William Potter | April 23, 2014 | Opinion
Christie in Washington, like Christie in Trenton, would mean insults, absolute loyalty, and an impenetrable inner circle
Opinion: Unlike Predecessors, for Gov. Christie, It's Not Easy Being Green
R. William Potter | April 2, 2014 | Opinion
New Jersey has a bipartisan tradition of governors who have tried to protect the environment -- and then there's the current chief executive
Opinion: Legalizing Marijuana Would End War on NJ's Minority Communities
R. William Potter | February 25, 2014 | Opinion
Sen. Scutari's legalization bill could be one of the most important civil rights laws in New Jersey for more than a decade
Opinion: NJ Court Resurrects American Dream from Foreclosure Nightmare
R. William Potter | January 21, 2014 | Opinion
Immigrant family earning some $3,000 a month saddled with $5,700 mortgage payments by Wells Fargo Bank -- before court rules
Opinion: Appellate Court Ruling Hits the Poor Where They Live
R. William Potter | November 13, 2013 | Opinion
Decision strips New Jersey builders of economic impetus to erect low- and no-income housing
Opinion: Add Some Real Muscle to 'Stronger than the Storm' Catchphrase
R. William Potter | October 18, 2013 | Opinion, Sandy
A new grassroots coalition offers actionable ways to help forestall global climate change by curbing greenhouse gas emissions
Opinion: Compelling the DEP to Think Outside the Black Box
R. William Potter | September 18, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Designing to a site rather than a spreadsheet should help reduce runoff, wastewater and flooding
Opinion: Externality 101, Understanding the 'Hidden' Costs of Fossil Fuel
R. William Potter | August 15, 2013 | Opinion
Renewables don't hurt us or our environment, an advantage that has a demonstrable dollar-and-cents value
Opinion: From Dust Bowl to Superstorm, a History of Good Advice Ignored
R. William Potter | July 26, 2013 | Opinion
Perhaps only the watery equivalent of a massive dust storm will awaken our leaders to very real dangers.
Opinion: Gov. Christie's Chance for a Good Veto -- Senate Bill S-2447
R. William Potter | July 9, 2013 | Opinion
Vetoing this dangerous proposal would protect property owners across New Jersey from the misuse of eminent domain.
Opinion: Are Hospital Bills Making the U.S. Economy Sick?
R. William Potter | June 13, 2013 | Healthcare, Opinion
Markups for medical practices and supplies can be up to 10,000 percent more expensive than at the local drugstore
Opinion: If the Future Runs on Batteries, Will They Be Made in New Jersey?
R. William Potter | May 8, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
Innovative energy storage systems can mean a greener, more affordable future -- and a new role for NJ's advanced R&D.
Opinion: Dune v. Ocean View Comes Before High Court
R. William Potter | April 23, 2013 | Opinion
A virtually unknown case could affect almost everyone living or working along the Jersey Shore.
Opinion: Storm-Water Runoff, Why the Trickle Became a Flood
R. William Potter | March 21, 2013 | Opinion, Sandy
Ironically, the DEP's computer isn't smart enough to make the call when it comes to storm-water regulations.
Opinion: The BPU Needs to Sign Off on PSE&G's $4B Upgrade Plan
R. William Potter | February 27, 2013 | Opinion
Pro-rated over its 10-year term, the utility's scheme costs consumers less than a quarter per day.
Opinion: Hoboken's Flood Walls Could Drown the Rest of Hudson County
R. William Potter | February 19, 2013 | Opinion, Sandy
Mayor Zimmer's sea-wall scheme: expensive, impractical, and obsolete before it gets started.
Opinion: How to Tell the Ratepayer Advocate From the Tea Party
R. William Potter | February 12, 2013 | Opinion
Is there really a difference between "no rate increases for utilities" and "no new taxes"?
Opinion: State of the State Conspicuously Silent on Global Climate Change
R. William Potter | January 28, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
It's not enough for governor to embrace Obama, he needs to get his arms around some presidential ideas.
Opinion: What Hurricane Sandy Should Have Taught Us
R. William Potter | November 15, 2012 | Opinion, Sandy
Surviving a superstorm safely, with no loss of power, heat, and light, is within our abilities.
Opinion: ‘Abuse Lite’ -- Just When You Thought You Were Safe From Eminent Domain
R. William Potter | June 7, 2012 | Opinion
Municipalities are finding a new way to take control of properties, without paying a dime.
Opinion: Fiddling While the Climate Burns
R. William Potter | May 21, 2012 | Opinion
Arguing about the costs of solar is like debating the price of water when the house is on fire.
Opinion: The Battle for the Emily Fisher Charter School
R. William Potter | April 24, 2012 | Opinion
The DOE says the Trenton-based school isn't doing its job, but some state percentages suggest that may not be so.
Opinion: 'Blighted' by Any Other Name . . .
R. William Potter | March 7, 2012 | Opinion
The law forbids the use of the 'B' word, but 'redevelopment' is just playing games with language.
Opinion: Christie's Call for Compassion, a Good First Step
R. William Potter | January 31, 2012 | Opinion
Drug courts -- which sentence users to treatment programs rather than jail time -- are not a panacea.
Opinion: Don't Let NIMBY Derail NJ's Medical Marijuana Law
R. William Potter | January 4, 2012 | Opinion
Not in my backyard is inherently opposed to what makes citizens out of individuals.
Opinion: A Compassion War Against Drug Users
R. William Potter | December 9, 2011 | Opinion
A dose of compassion needed to end the War on Drug Users.
Opinion: Clean Needle Bill -- Over the Counter Compassion
R. William Potter | November 21, 2011 | Opinion
The Assembly votes today on a bill that could save tens of thousands of lives and millions of dollars.
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