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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
VW Emissions Settlement Could Be Windfall for NJ Push for Cleaner Air
Tom Johnson | March 15, 2017 | Energy & Environment
The $65.3 million could go to reducing diesel emissions at the ports of Elizabeth and Newark, as well as deploying electric-vehicle charging stations
Reducing Food Waste, Fighting Food Insecurity in Garden State
Tom Johnson | March 15, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Keeping food out of dumps could help reduce methane in atmosphere, while making sure it makes the plate should help hold down hunger
PSEG Power Sells Its 10% Share in PennEast Pipeline to Spectra Energy
Tom Johnson | March 14, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Company remains committed to buying 125,000 decatherms of natural gas a day once pipeline is operational
Offshore Wind Bids for NY and MA, Sector Remains Becalmed in NJ
Tom Johnson | March 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey has yet to cash in on its offshore wind potential; developers not likely to start generating electricity before 2023
Fine Print: Trying to Get a Handle on Food Waste in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | March 10, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Discarded food represents the single largest component of solid waste disposed of in the United States
PSEG Power May Pull Out of PennEast Pipeline Project
Tom Johnson | March 9, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Newark company exploring sale of its $100 million share in controversial natural-gas pipeline
PSEG Warns That Without Subsidies Nuclear Plants Could Go Dark
Tom Johnson | March 7, 2017 | Energy & Environment
CEO tells energy analysts ‘We are not saber rattling. We are not bluffing’
PSE&G Looks to Extend Popular Energy Efficiency Program
Tom Johnson | March 7, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Initiative helps hospitals, local governments, multifamily houses use less energy to reduce electric and gas bills — would also add smart thermostats
Lower-Priced PSEG Transmission Project Still Raises Cost Concerns
Tom Johnson | March 6, 2017 | Energy & Environment
First PJM grid upgrade to be competitively bid out still too rich for Delaware’s blood
DEP Wants Feds to Suspend New Summer Flounder Regulations
Tom Johnson | March 3, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Administration worried that recent rules will harm state’s fishing industry and hurt shore tourism
Budget Plan Bumps Up Lead Funding to $20M; Advocates Say More Is Needed
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Anti-lead activists say state needs to do more to find and fight contaminant in old housing, water supplies
Crafting a Multifaceted Energy Policy Targeted Beyond Governor’s Term
Tom Johnson | March 1, 2017 | Energy & Environment
A change in administration could offer an opportunity to reshape New Jersey’s clean-energy profile, from electric cars to distributed generation
Battle Against Logging NJ Highlands Picks Up Powerful Ally
Tom Johnson | February 28, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Sen. Lesniak moves to keep chainsaws, earthmovers, and wood chippers out of forested preserve, source of drinking water for millions of New Jerseyans
PSEG Still Looking for Subsidies to Help Keep Nuclear Fleet Afloat
Tom Johnson | February 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment
'This needs to be fixed or the plants will close,' according to Ralph Izzo, head of PSEG
BPU to Invest $8M to Enhance Energy Efficiency at Two State Buildings
Tom Johnson | February 23, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Hughes Justice Complex, New Jersey DEP — both in Trenton — to get makeover to increase energy conservation, save on electric and gas bills
Pinelands Pipeline Project Up for Approval on Friday — After 6 Years
Tom Johnson | February 22, 2017 | Energy & Environment
It’s down to the wire for much-contested pipeline as opponents continue to lobby against what they see as unneeded project
Three Strikes Against NJ ‘Greens’: Trump, Congress, New EPA Chief
Tom Johnson | February 21, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Do Garden State environmentalists have any leverage against this triple threat?
Grid Operator Approves More Than $1.5B in Projects, Mostly for PSE&G
Tom Johnson | February 16, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Heavy investment in transmission infrastructure addresses reliability issues linked to outdated equipment
Natural Gas, the Other Alternative Fuel for Transportation Sector
Tom Johnson | February 15, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New group hopes to stake claim to big-truck and bus markets, while electric vehicles make inroads into consumer and light-truck sector
On the Water Front: Finding the Leaks, Getting the Lead Out
Tom Johnson | February 14, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey’s aging infrastructure can waste up to 30 percent of drinking water before it’s even delivered to customers
Murphy Gets Green Thumbs-Up from NJ Conservation Voters
Tom Johnson | February 14, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Phil Murphy, Democratic hopeful for his party’s gubernatorial slot
Consumer Electric Bills Headed South for Slight Dip in Monthly Charges
Tom Johnson | February 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Cheaper natural gas, more efficient power plants, expanded power grid play part in reduced charges for residential customers
Making Sense of New Jersey’s Solar Stumble — and Job Loss
Tom Johnson | February 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
NJ Spotlight energy writer Tom Johnson discusses the state of the solar market with WNYC News host David Furst
Farmland Preservation Could Be in the Green Again, if Funding Clears
Tom Johnson | February 10, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Appropriation from corporate business taxes would be first since voters passed constitutional amendment in 2014
NJ’s Solar Stumble: Sector Sheds 1,000 Jobs in Past Year
Tom Johnson | February 8, 2017 | Energy & Environment
While rest of country showed strong 25 percent growth in solar jobs, New Jersey’s solar employment fell by 14 percent
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Steps Up Oversight of Hope Creek
Tom Johnson | February 8, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Agency determines that plant’s safety-related coolant system was out of service for more than two weeks
JCP&L Monmouth County Power Line Remains Hot Button for Residents
Tom Johnson | February 7, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Customers, local officials, lawmakers argue to scrap project before it can move ahead
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