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Explainer: Gauging the Future of Solar Energy in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | April 24, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Does the fall-off in solar installations and loss of jobs indicate a slowdown in the sector?
Trump Budget Cuts Could Leave Poor NJ Residents in the Cold
Tom Johnson | April 21, 2017 | Energy & Environment
The president’s proposed budget eliminates funding for LIHEAP, popular program that helps needy families pay utility bills
DEP’s Proposed Stewardship Program Would Help Protect NJ’s Forested Land
Tom Johnson | April 20, 2017 | Energy & Environment
State agency hopes to preserve critical tracts of privately owned woodlands by requiring professional stewardship for program participants
Did Argentinian Firm Bankrupt Subsidiary to Avoid $1.4B Cleanup?
Tom Johnson | April 19, 2017 | Energy & Environment
State wants YPF investigated to see if it drained Maxus Energy of resources to wiggle out of paying for Passaic River dioxin contamination
State, Audubon Hoping to Move Forward with Logging at Sparta Mountain
Tom Johnson | April 18, 2017 | Energy & Environment
If OK’d, plan would push ahead without certification of Forestry Stewardship Council
Coal-Fired B.L. England Power Plant to Stay in Service Another 2 Years
Tom Johnson | April 17, 2017 | Energy & Environment
PJM Interconnection says generating facility essential to reliability of power grid
State Strikes Drought Warning/Watch in All but Two Counties
Tom Johnson | April 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Below-normal water levels in reservoirs in Hunterdon and Somerset counties keep drought warning in place
State DEP Looks to Tighten Regulations Governing Pollution from Soot
Tom Johnson | April 12, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Fine particulate matter from factories and other sources is linked to respiratory ailments and may cause tens of thousands of premature deaths annually
Two ‘Green’ Groups Join Lawsuit Challenging Pipeline Through Pinelands
Tom Johnson | April 11, 2017 | Energy & Environment
NJ Sierra Club and Environment NJ sign on with Pinelands Preservation Alliance to block South Jersey Gas pipeline to B.L. England plant
Federal Agency Signs off on PennEast Pipeline, Battle Moves to NJ DEP, DRBC
Tom Johnson | April 10, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Even with FERC Environmental Impact Statement, pipeline could face uphill fight at Department of Environmental Protection, Delaware River Basin Commission
PennEast Project Files for Water Permit from State DEP
Tom Johnson | April 7, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Opponents argue controversial pipeline project cannot deliver all environmental data required by NJ Department of Environmental Protection
PJM's High-Voltage Plan to Enhance Power Grid Back on Track
Tom Johnson | April 7, 2017 | Energy & Environment
PJM Interconnection green-lights slimmed-down $280M proposal to build line from South Jersey nuclear plant into Delaware
As Deadline at Federal Agency Looms, PennEast Foes Step Up Campaign
Tom Johnson | April 6, 2017 | Energy & Environment
If Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gives controversial pipeline clean environmental bill of health, only local approval is needed for it to move ahead
Four Former NJ Governors Join Together to Battle Dismantling of EPA
Tom Johnson | April 5, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Accord is first time in memory that a group like this came together to oppose the policies of a sitting president
Two Leading Congressional Democrats Vow to Fight Trump’s EPA Cuts
Tom Johnson | April 4, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Booker and Pallone — joined by environmentalists, NJ lawmakers, and four former governors — decry president’s attempts to cripple federal agency
Does New Mix of Energy Resources Affect Grid Reliability?
Tom Johnson | April 3, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Operator of nation’s largest power grid reports increased reliance on natural gas and renewables is not adversely affecting sustainability
ACE Looks for 6.6% Rate Bump to Beef Up Delivery System
Tom Johnson | March 31, 2017 | Energy & Environment
For Atlantic City Electric customers, rate increase would mean about $9.00 more on monthly bills
Appeals Court OKs Road Along Lacey Trail Near Pinelands
Tom Johnson | March 30, 2017 | Energy & Environment
DEP reverses earlier decisions to deny construction permits; court upholds agency, frustrating ‘greens’ who argued against project
Trump Scraps EPA Regulations Limiting Air Pollution from Fossil Fuels
Tom Johnson | March 29, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New president declares end to war on coal, likely driving up greenhouse-gas emissions and potentially endangering coastal states like New Jersey
Pinelands Pipeline Project Headed Back to Appellate Court
Tom Johnson | March 29, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Pinelands Preservation Alliance argues that 22-mile conduit violates its Comprehensive Management Plan
NJ High Court Rules State Not Liable for Raritan Bay Superfund Site
Tom Johnson | March 28, 2017 | Energy & Environment
In divided decision, dissenting justice dismisses finding as ‘interpretative acrobatics’
Will NJ Tighten Vehicle-Emission Standards Following California’s Lead?
Tom Johnson | March 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Garden State belongs to coalition that has agreed to lower emission standards in step with the Golden State
Court Tosses Case Against FERC, Helps Ease the Way for PennEast
Tom Johnson | March 24, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Judge rules that environmental group did not demonstrate bias on part of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission when reviewing projects
Christie Wants to Divert Environmental Settlements One More Time
Tom Johnson | March 23, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Language in proposed budget would shunt hundreds of millions of dollars in legal settlements to general fund
Democratic Hopeful Phil Murphy Picks Up Another ‘Green’ Endorsement
Tom Johnson | March 23, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey Sierra Club announces it will back former U.S. Ambassador to Germany for governor
Out of Consensus and Contention, an Energy-Efficiency Portfolio Emerges
Tom Johnson | March 22, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Key to the standard is decoupling, which alters the utility business model and has gone down in defeat in the past in New Jersey
Rejoining RGGI Would Send Message to Next Governor, New President
Tom Johnson | March 21, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Regional effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions could be critical, some lawmakers say, if Trump rolls back initiative to reduce power plant pollution
Trump’s Budget Means Big Trouble for NJ Environment, Experts Warn
Tom Johnson | March 20, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Deep cuts to EPA, other agencies could spare drinking-water and wastewater infrastructure, but streams, rivers, shoreline in crosshairs
Making a Priority of Getting Lead Out of Drinking Water in Schools
Tom Johnson | March 17, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers, advocates argue that mandatory testing of pipes in schools is a critical first step to tackling the problem
Trump Dumps Obama Rules on Fuel Efficiency for Cars
Tom Johnson | March 16, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists warn that rolling back standards will make it even harder to clean up smog and improve air quality in New Jersey
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