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State Policy on Emergency Response Puts Residents in Harm’s Way, Report Says
Tom Johnson | December 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Administration’s hush-hush approach to information about toxic sites violates federal law, organization argues
Open-Space Fight Pits Farmland Preservation Against Environmentalists
Tom Johnson | December 9, 2014 | Energy & Environment
With a smaller pie to divvy up among open-space advocates, arguments are starting to flare up about where money should be spent
Fine Print: Trying to Set a Fair Price for Use of New Jersey’s Public Lands
Tom Johnson | December 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Senate committee takes up bill that could change the rules governing how the state is compensated for use of protected land
Lawmakers Aim to Protect Consumers from Rip-Offs by Third-Party Suppliers
Tom Johnson | December 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Three-bill package would help make sure energy customers aren’t hit with huge price increases and can understand complex contracts
Now Comes the Hard Part: Divvying Up Funds for Saving New Jersey’s Open Space
Tom Johnson | December 4, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Open-space preservation was a divisive issue among environmentalists – and deciding what programs get funded could prove equally divisive
Manufacturers Coalition Urges $100M Rollback in Clean-Energy Subsidies
Tom Johnson | December 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Group argues state consistently collects more subsidies than it can spend, which leads to money being diverted to fill budget holes
Senate Bans ‘Coal Rolling’ -- Way to Bypass Pollution Controls on Diesel Vehicles
Tom Johnson | December 2, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Retrofitting diesel-powered cars and trucks with smokestacks drives up amount of soot, other pollution they spew into air
Proposed EPA Smog Standard Could Help NJ Residents Breathe Easier -- Eventually
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2014 | Energy & Environment
States would have from 2020 through 2037 to comply, depending on the severity of their air pollution problems
BPU Opposes Proposal from Grid Operator, Fearing Spike in Power Prices
Tom Johnson | November 26, 2014 | Energy & Environment
State agency calls for changes to draft proposal to contain energy prices in New Jersey
JCP&L Rate Case Sidelined Again, Could Delay Cuts to Customers' Bills
Tom Johnson | November 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment
BPU gives administrative law judge until end of year to reach decision in case that could reduce customer charges by one-third
BPU Blocks Offshore Wind Project Along Jersey Coast for Second Time
Tom Johnson | November 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Agency once again cites costs to ratepayers as reason for turning down Fishermen’s Energy project
NRG Sets Ambitious Target of 90% Cut in Greenhouse-Gas Emissions By 2050
Tom Johnson | November 21, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Independent power producer asserts it will make goals despite having large fleet of coal-powered plants
States, Advocates Ask Grid Operator to Go Slow on Winter Reliability Plan
Tom Johnson | November 20, 2014 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey and Division of Rate Counsel -- among others -- argue that PJM Interconnection proposals would cost consumers billions
Multistate Agency Will Need to Sign Off on PennEast’s 100-Mile Pipeline Project
Tom Johnson | November 19, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Delaware River Basin Commission tasked with making sure natural-gas pipeline doesn’t imperil drinking water for 15 million people
BPU Slated to Decide Fate of Offshore Wind Farm Project This Week
Tom Johnson | November 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment
State agency told by appellate court to reconsider Fishermen’s Energy proposal for 25 megawatts of offshore capacity
The List: 10 Energy Questions in New Jersey That Need to Be Resolved
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment, The List
From congestion on the grid to energy efficiency and renewable sources of power, the Garden State faces a number of pressing issues
Regional Plan Association Puts Tri-State Area’s Future in Its Sights
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Revitalization and technology’s effect on marketplace are high on the list of concerns to be addressed
State Appeals Court Chides DEP for Exceeding Authority in Landfill Takeover
Tom Johnson | November 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Decision could make it difficult to deal with noxious odors seeping from Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury
Plenty of Life Left in Copper-Line Phone Service, Say Consumer Advocates
Tom Johnson | November 13, 2014 | Energy & Environment
At NJ Spotlight webinar, advocates argue that customers, especially elderly ones, should not be switched to wireless without their permission
DEP to Issue Draft Water Permit for PSEG’s Salem Nuclear Power Plant
Tom Johnson | November 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists hope agreement will stop wholesale slaughter of billions of fish caught up in water used to cool generating station
PSEG Chief Calls for Greater Energy Efficiency, New Business Paradigm
Tom Johnson | November 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Izzo says state's infrastructure needs major updates, cites changes in technology, lifestyle, and climate
Pipeline Developer May Be Using Scare Tactics to Intimidate Homeowners
Tom Johnson | November 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Pilgrim Pipelines, a private company, says it has the authority to seize private property; environmentalists and their attorneys dispute that claim
How Will the GOP Sweep Affect Clean Energy in New Jersey?
Tom Johnson | November 6, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
A Republican-controlled Congress could mean the rollback of EPA regulations, reduced subsidies for solar and wind
Voters Answer Resounding ‘Yes’ to New Jersey’s Two Ballot Questions
Tom Johnson | November 5, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Constitutional amendments setting up stable source of funding for open-space preservation, changing bail-granting process are both approved
‘Green’ Groups Move to Block Road Along Popular Rail Trail
Tom Johnson | November 4, 2014 | Energy & Environment
State Department of Environmental Protection OKs construction project, conservationists file appeal with Appellate Court
State’s Largest Utility Builds its Biggest Solar Farm on Garbage Dump
Tom Johnson | November 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment
PSE&G project to convert 35 acres at Kinsley landfill into grid-supply solar farm providing 12 megawatts of clean electricity
PSEG Eyes Connecticut City as Potential for Building New Power Plant
Tom Johnson | October 31, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Part of lure of Nutmeg State is guaranteed capacity payments for seven years
Wintertime Worries About Power-Grid Reliability Could Mean Consumers Pay More
Tom Johnson | October 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Polar vortex and other frigid conditions early this year spiked gas and electricity prices, strained infrastructure, led to calls to conserve power
Tax-Policy Turnaround: Higher Rates for Consumers, Higher Returns for Utilities?
Tom Johnson | October 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment
BPU modifies consolidated tax adjustment, obscure tax policy that governs how savings are split between utilities and customers
With Week to Go, Open-Space Ballot Question Continues to Be Divisive
Tom Johnson | October 28, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Perennially popular program proving to be a hard sell in tighter economic climate
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