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Rate Counsel Backs Court Decision to Cut JCP&L Annual Revenues by $107M
Tom Johnson | February 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Consumer agency seeks additional action that would lower utility customers’ bills even more
Expert Panel Details Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | February 17, 2015 | Energy & Environment
NJ Spotlight roundtable brings together panelists from range of disciplines to analyze how state must adapt to global warming
Slightly Lower Power Prices for Most Utility Customers; PSE&G Rates Could Jump 2%
Tom Johnson | February 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Cheap natural gas helps hold down cost of electricity, but pricey transmission projects could mean higher bills for all customers
Mega-Merger Could Put $62M in Pockets of Atlantic City Electric Customers
Tom Johnson | February 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
BPU approves Exelon-Pepco merger, leaving PSE&G as only state utility still headquartered in New Jersey
High-Pressure Pipeline Would Traverse Three Counties in Fast-Growing South Jersey
Tom Johnson | February 11, 2015 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey Natural Gas looks to boost reliability, resilience in counties hit hard by Hurricane Sandy
Toughest Part of Open-Space Preservation: Dividing Up State Funding
Tom Johnson | February 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Bill would allocate money across the environmental community, but amounts are smaller than most recipients are accustomed to receiving
PennEast Contends Pipeline Project Means 12K Jobs, $1.6B in Economic Benefits
Tom Johnson | February 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Critics are unimpressed with study's numbers, dismissing report as marketing spin
Power Auction Could Mean Lower Electricity Prices for Ratepayers in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | February 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Cheap natural gas only one factor in possible price drop; outstanding actions against one utility and parent-company merger could also help
With Stroke of Pen, Christie Makes It Easy Sell off Water, Wastewater Facilities
Tom Johnson | February 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Proponents argue new law will make it possible to upgrade aging infrastructure, but opponent argue it means higher prices for H2O
Connecticut Site is No-Go for New PSEG Power Natural-Gas-Fired Plant
Tom Johnson | February 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Company fails to qualify in capacity auction, making project in Bridgeport economically unfeasible
PSE&G Announces Plan to Cut Residential Gas Bills by Nearly One-Third
Tom Johnson | February 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Customers reap the benefit of cheaper natural gas, which is at lowest price in 14 years
PSE&G Energy-Efficiency Program Boosts Comfort, Cuts Bills for Tenants
Tom Johnson | February 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Reducing energy consumption by increasing efficiency transforms daily life in 200-unit apartment complex in Highland Park
Profile: She Looks Out for NJ Consumers, Businesses in Dealings with Utilities
Tom Johnson | February 4, 2015 | Profiles
Director of Rate Counsel Stefanie Brand represents those who otherwise would be without representation
Cost of Methane Capture at Landfills Could Shut Down Current Programs
Tom Johnson | February 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Bill looks for affordable way to fund burning of recovered gas to produce electricity and eliminate lethal greenhouse emissions
PSE&G Files Complaint with Federal Agency Against Power-Grid Operator
Tom Johnson | February 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Utility’s beef: PJM is not following own rules deciding who gets to build 18-mile transmission line
Feds Announce Plans to Sell Leases for Offshore Wind Off New Jersey's Coast
Tom Johnson | January 30, 2015 | Energy & Environment
But is the state ready to foster development of the renewable technology?
No Settlement Expected in JCP&L Rate Case at Least Until March, Maybe Later
Tom Johnson | January 29, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Case has dragged on for more than three years, angering consumer advocates, BPU president
Feds Announce Draft Plan to Allow Drilling for Oil, Gas Off the Mid-Atlantic Coast
Tom Johnson | January 28, 2015 | Energy & Environment
NJ not included in exploration territory, but spills and accidents could directly affect state's tourism and fisheries
Senate Panel Wants BPU to Pick up Pace on Developing Offshore Wind Power
Tom Johnson | January 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environment and Energy Committee Votes Out bill pushing agency to move ahead on long-stalled Fishermen’s Energy offshore pilot project
Planners, Environmentalists Worry Restored, Preserved Marshlands Being Put At Risk
Tom Johnson | January 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Proposed legislation would combine Meadowlands Commission with Sports and Exposition Authority
Water, Wastewater Plants Waiting to Tap Into Energy Resilience Bank
Tom Johnson | January 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
With $150 million in projects in the pipeline and $65 million in funding pool, state may have more takers than it can service
State Regulators Give JCP&L Go-Ahead for Transmission Line in Monmouth County
Tom Johnson | January 22, 2015 | Energy & Environment
The 16-mile project will run along existing right-of-way, help reduce outages and ease congestion on power grid
BPU Expected to Green-Light PSE&G’s Plan for Newark Switching Station
Tom Johnson | January 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Located inland rather than close to water, new facility should help boost reliability and resilience of power grid operated by state’s largest utility
NJ Lawmakers Looking to Finally Get Offshore Wind Turbines Turning
Tom Johnson | January 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Two bills before Senate committee hope to get administration moving on becalmed clean technology
Legislators Look to Push Administration to Reduce Greenhouse Gases -- Again
Tom Johnson | January 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment
When will New Jersey rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative? Not until there’s a new governor, say some environmentalists
Proposed $7 Billion Merger Would Let Exelon Acquire Atlantic City Electric
Tom Johnson | January 15, 2015 | Energy & Environment
If deal goes through, PSE&G would be only state utility actually based in New Jersey
Feds Find Fault With NJ Bill That Would Ease Restrictions on Wetlands
Tom Johnson | January 14, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Senate environmental committee votes out measure that could open up Pinelands, other areas, to extensive cranberry farming
How Long Can New Jersey's Drinking-Water Supplies Hold Out?
Tom Johnson | January 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists want to know why the administration is stalling on a much-needed draft of a drinking-water master plan
Over 1 Million Customers Stand to Gain from Decision on JCP&L Rates
Tom Johnson | January 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Administrative law judge rules that Jersey City Power & Light must reduce revenue by more than $100 million
More Than 20 Percent of State’s Drinking Water Never Makes It to the Tap
Tom Johnson | January 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey’s decrepit water infrastructure responsible for huge waste, higher prices for homes and businesses
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