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Governor Vetoes Statewide Ban on Smoking at Public Beaches, Parks
Tom Johnson | September 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Healthcare
To smoke or not to smoke, Christie says, is best decided by local ordinance
Legislature, DEP Could Clash Over Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Tom Johnson | September 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
At issue, New Jersey’s ability to participate in multistate program to clean up pollution from power plants
At Power Conference, Utilities and Suppliers Ponder Industry Model
Tom Johnson | September 9, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Given incursion of renewables and emphasis on energy efficiency, will old ways of doing business suffice?
Fine Print: Staying Ahead of the Latest Developments in Offshore Wind
Tom Johnson | September 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Federal grant to Fishermen’s Energy pilot project could breathe new life into proposal
State Agency Argues for Clearer Contracts from Third-Party Energy Suppliers
Tom Johnson | September 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment
BPU looks to shield consumers from sticker shock when electric and gas bills are far higher than they would have paid to their utility
Challenge to Federal EPA Ruling Could Help Save Marine Life in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | September 4, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Environmental coalition wants power plants across country to take steps to reduce fish and shellfish kills
State Targets $65M for Country's First Energy Resiliency Bank
Tom Johnson | September 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Fund’s initial order of business: Keep NJ's water and wastewater treatment plants in service during and after violent storms
PSE&G Transmission Upgrade Should Boost Reliability, Create Jobs -- Report Says
Tom Johnson | September 2, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Rutgers University analysis indicates utility's 10-year project could mean 6,000 jobs annually
NJ Allocates Over $1 Billion in Loans for Sandy-Related Water, Sewer Repairs
Tom Johnson | August 15, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Federal, state funds will be distributed for 235 projects to fix, upgrade infrastructure
Energy Regulators, Advocates Wary of Merger’s Impact on Consumers
Tom Johnson | August 14, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Worry is that Exelon acquisition of Atlantic City Electric would give it too much control of transmission facilities in regional power grid
New 100-Mile Natural-Gas Pipeline Proposed in Western New Jersey
Tom Johnson | August 13, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Developers say the pipeline, which would cross Delaware River into Hunterdon County and Mercer County, would reduce heating, electricity costs
Profile: Protecting the Highlands and Its Resources Is Her Top Priority
Tom Johnson | August 13, 2014 | Profiles
Coalition’s executive director savors region’s beauty and stresses importance of safeguarding its water supplies
Highlands Act Has Seen Success -- But It’s Not Out of the Woods Yet
Tom Johnson | August 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Law has slowed sprawl, protected drinking water, but opposition remains – and funding vote in November could have big impact
Highlands Act Has Seen Success -- But It’s Not Out of the Woods Yet
Tom Johnson | August 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Law has slowed sprawl, protected drinking water, but opposition remains – and funding vote in November could have big impact
Will Offshore Energy Industry Ever Catch Its Second Wind in New Jersey?
Tom Johnson | August 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Four years after bill aimed at fostering growth of industry was signed by Christie, not a single project has been built
PSE&G Seeks to Spend Nearly $110 Million to Boost Energy Efficiency
Tom Johnson | August 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Popular program provides upfront funding for upgrades at hospitals, multifamily buildings, nonprofits and government facilities
{Permanent Funding Source for Open-Space, Historic Preservation Makes Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Voters in November election will also pass judgment on bail-reform measure
Permanent Funding Source for Open-Space, Historic Preservation Makes Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Voters in November election will also pass judgment on bail-reform measure
Petition Calls on BPU to Protect Consumers Who Switch Utilities
Tom Johnson | August 4, 2014 | Energy & Environment
NJ Division of Rate Counsel wants clearer disclosure of contract terms, shorter waiting period before customers can switch back to previous provider
Open-Space Funding Gets One Last Chance to Get Spot on November Ballot
Tom Johnson | August 1, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Assembly plans to post measure Monday that would use corporate business tax to establish stable source of funding for popular program
PSE&G May Ramp Up Energy-Efficiency Program, Dig Up Old Gas Pipes
Tom Johnson | July 31, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Possible plans for future, including bigger investment in 'Energy Strong' discussed during PSEG earnings call
Overpumping of Aquifer, Overdevelopment Threaten Pinelands, Report Says
Tom Johnson | July 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Problems already can be seen in communities in or near vast nature preserve, including contamination of shellfish beds
Grid Operator Not Good to Go With PSE&G Transmission Proposal
Tom Johnson | July 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment
PJM wants to consider plans submitted by other 'finalists' in ongoing selection process
State Agency Presses Case for Drastic Cuts in JCP&L Rates
Tom Johnson | July 28, 2014 | Energy & Environment
NJ Rate Counsel seeks to resolve 3-year-old petition targeting utility’s excessive profits, lack of investment in infrastructure
Mission Accomplished: Solar Sector is Stable, BPU Report Concludes
Tom Johnson | July 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Legislation passed in 2012 has done its job, review says, guiding once-volatile sector to stability
State-Sanctioned Deal Moves Energy Resiliency Bank Closer to Reality
Tom Johnson | July 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Low-interest loans could help keep power on at critical facilities even if power grid is knocked out of service
State Environmental Agency Gives B.L. England Power Plant Another Lease on Life
Tom Johnson | July 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Coal-burning facility, sometimes cited as dirtiest in NJ, has two more years -- possibly to convert to natural gas
PSE&G Initiative Lets Employees at NJ Firms Charge Electric Cars at Work
Tom Johnson | July 22, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Goal is to learn how workplace charging will affect load on power grid
Obama Administration Announces Seismic Testing Off Jersey Coast
Tom Johnson | July 21, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Decision opposed by environmentalists, state lawmakers, and Democratic members of Congress
Feds Want to Lease Offshore Wind Sites On Thousands of Acres Off New Jersey Coast
Tom Johnson | July 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Leases are a start, but state has yet to come up with financing mechanism for offshore initiatives
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