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Christie Takes Another Tack to Get Out of Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Tom Johnson | July 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Administration will follow formal rulemaking process, making it virtually inevitable that New Jersey will not participate in RGGI
PSE&G 'Energy Strong' Gets Cooking On Hoboken Gas Grid
Tom Johnson | July 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Out with the old low-pressure cast-iron mains, in with high-pressure plastic pipe that won’t be flooded out by a storm surge
Climate Change May Hit Urban Poor the Hardest, According to New Report
Tom Johnson | July 7, 2014 | Energy & Environment
People of color, low-income neighborhoods may be more vulnerable to exposure to toxins, other damaging effects of extreme storms like Sandy
The List: 10 Tips to Save Energy During Hot Weather From the BPU
Tom Johnson | July 7, 2014 | The List
Just because the temperature is soaring doesn't mean your energy bills have to follow suit
State, Conservationists Join to Block Seismic Testing off Barnegat Bay
Tom Johnson | July 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment
DEP scheduled to file challenge in federal court today, arguing that testing will have negative impact on marine life, commercial fishing
PSE&G Solar Cuts Deal for New Facility Near Sizzling and Sunny El Paso
Tom Johnson | July 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Texas purchase adds another 13 megawatts to solar subsidiary's overall portfolio -- for $22 million
BPU Wants to Protect Consumers From Misleading Claims About Power Prices
Tom Johnson | July 2, 2014 | Energy & Environment
New initiative may put tougher regulations in place to shield customers from third-party energy suppliers who don't deliver on promises of cheaper electricity, gas
Maybe Next Year: Open-Space Funding Not Likely to Make It to November Ballot
Tom Johnson | July 1, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Cancelled Assembly session last chance for measure unless lawmakers take it up in time for early August deadline
Methane-Capture Facilities at New Jersey Landfills In Danger of Being Shuttered
Tom Johnson | June 30, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Division of Rate Counsel blocks bill to award economically inefficient landfill projects additional renewable energy certificates
Open-Space Bill Sails Through Senate, but Assembly Deadline Looms
Tom Johnson | June 27, 2014 | Energy & Environment
If lower chamber doesn't act, voters will not be able to consider constitutional amendment come next Election Day
Make Climate Change Integral to State Policies, Report Recommends
Tom Johnson | June 27, 2014 | Energy & Environment
State needs to take wide-angle view of possible trouble spots, from coast, to cities, to farmland
Democrats Looking to Take Bigger Bite Out of Clean-Energy Fund Than GOP
Tom Johnson | June 26, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Since Christie took office, more than $1B has been diverted from fund -- by the administration and the Legislature
NJ's Effort to Promote Zero-Emission Vehicles Stalled in Slow Lane
Tom Johnson | June 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment
New report shows NJ being passed left and right by neighboring states' drive to get electric vehicles, hybrids on road
Lawmakers Mount Another Push to Keep 'Fracking' Waste Out of State
Tom Johnson | June 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment
'Greens' worry about drinking water, businesses believe ban could mean higher prices for natural gas
Poll Shows Voters Favor Using Corporate Business Taxes to Fund Open Space
Tom Johnson | June 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Sizable majority favor scheme, but proposed constitutional amendment can't gain traction in Assembly
Big Plans for NJ Water Infrastructure Will Mean Bigger Bills for Customers
Tom Johnson | June 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Water woes and next steps -- including special programs for low-income ratepayers -- subject of NJ Spotlight conference
Proposed Federal Pollution Controls Resonate With NJ's Key Democratic Lawmakers
Tom Johnson | June 20, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Republicans sit out press conference, reminder that global climate change remains contentious issue in Trenton and across state
BPU Straw Proposal Would Revise Tax Policy Governing State Utilities
Tom Johnson | June 19, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Bottom line of proposed change: Customers would lose most of decades-old financial benefit
NJ's Outdated Urban Sewer Systems Threaten More Than State's Drinking Water
Tom Johnson | June 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment
New report links NJ's overwhelmed sewer and stormwater lines to ability to compete regionally, nationally, and globally
The Quest for Reliable Open-Space Funding -- So Little Time, So Far to Go
Tom Johnson | June 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Another push to get constitutional amendment for a stable source of funding on ballot, right before Legislature breaks for summer recess
PSE&G Picked to Build 18-Mile High-Voltage Transmission Line in South Jersey
Tom Johnson | June 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment
PJM project is first time grid operator has opened up transmission upgrades to power companies other than incumbent utility
Commercial Logging of State Land Taken Up Again By Senate Committee
Tom Johnson | June 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Advocates contend 'limited harvesting' could improve health of woodlands, oponents call commercial presence a violation of public trust
NJ's Archaic Water System: the $40B Problem In Search of a Solution
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Assembly panel takes up familiar, but seemingly insoluble, issue of clean water for the Garden State
Regional Grid Operator Wants State Utility to Invest in Transmission
Tom Johnson | June 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
PJM proposal contingent on closing of three power plants in Atlantic City Electric's service territory
State Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Whistleblower Protection
Tom Johnson | June 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Some parties to litigation fear law will be weakened by narrowing definition of who qualifies as a whistleblower
Rate Counsel Challenges Agreement Between BPU and Verizon New Jersey
Tom Johnson | June 10, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Telecom giant says it can deliver high-speed Internet access over wireless and DSL, but rate counsel insists original deal called for fiber everywhere
State Will Ante Up $1.25B for Cleaner Drinking Water, Better Wastewater Control
Tom Johnson | June 9, 2014 | Energy & Environment
One goal of ambitious program is to increase resilience of critical facilities revealed as vulnerable during Sandy
The List: Counting Down New Jersey’s 10 Largest Solar Farms
Tom Johnson | June 9, 2014 | The List
Once-burgeoning alternative-energy industry may be on the upswing again, with new installations in 2014
Open-Space Preservation Could Be Back on Ballot Come November
Tom Johnson | June 6, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Proposed constitutional amendment would dedicate portion of corporate business tax to provide long-sought stable source of funding for open-space efforts
Assembly Panel Could Help Put Tesla Back on the Road in Garden State
Tom Johnson | June 6, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Draft legislation would let electric carmaker sell directly to NJ consumers