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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
Energy Supplier Agrees to Compensate Customers for Not Delivering on Price Cuts
Tom Johnson | January 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Third-party supplier HIKO Energy agrees to pay $2M to consumers who expected to lower bills but saw huge price spikes instead
State DEP Takes Steps to Curb Sewage Runoff Into Surface Water
Tom Johnson | January 8, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Some laud state agency for addressing long-standing problems with century-old infrastructure, other dismiss scheme as too little too late
Fine Print: BPU Allows Test Run of More Aggressive Tree-Trimming Policies
Tom Johnson | January 7, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Pilot program allows utilities to identify ‘high-hazard’ trees that could take out power to a neighborhood if they fell
Appellate Court Blocks DEP From Building Road Along Popular Rail Trail
Tom Johnson | January 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Some environmentalists contend that court’s stay indicates they have a good chance of winning case against state agency
Five Important Questions Facing the Energy Industry in the Coming Year
Tom Johnson | January 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Many of the issues are familiar but resolving them in 2015 could recharge NJ’s power sector
Looking Back at the Year That Was in New Jersey’s Energy Sector
Tom Johnson | December 22, 2014 | Energy & Environment
As energy prices come down, more and more companies are looking to build natural-gas and oil pipelines across the state’s protected land
Feds Approve Pipeline Proposal That Will Cross NJ’s Protected Public Land
Tom Johnson | December 19, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Pipeline will pump natural gas to customers as far away as the Carolinas
Lawmakers, Consumer Advocates Push State to Resolve JCP&L Rate Case
Tom Johnson | December 18, 2014 | Energy & Environment
If decision goes against state’s second-largest utility, customers could see their bills cut by one-third
State DEP Clashes with Federal EPA Over Greenhouse-Gas Emissions
Tom Johnson | December 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Agency argues that proposed rules for power-plant pollution are ‘needlessly complex, impossible to implement’
Profile: He’s the Point Man for the New Jersey State Chamber Of Commerce
Tom Johnson | December 17, 2014 | Profiles
Two-decade veteran of Trenton’s state government scene lobbies lawmakers and agencies on behalf of business community
Much-Debated Water-Infrastructure Bill Passed -- with Little Fanfare
Tom Johnson | December 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Proponents argue that speeding sale of municipal water-supply and treatment facilities to private owners is best way to make costly repairs, upgrades
Explainer: How New Jersey Generates Enough Power to Keep the Lights on
Tom Johnson | December 16, 2014 | Explainer
Right now, it's mostly nuclear and natural-gas production, but renewables are expected to play a greater role in the future
PSEG Chief: Energy Efficiency Benefits Consumers, Utilities, Environment, Jobs
Tom Johnson | December 15, 2014 | Energy & Environment
At most recent NJ Spotlight Roundtable, Izzo’s keynote outlines multiple benefits to cutting power consumption
Bill Would Speed Up Sales, Leases of Water, Sewage Facilities to Private Buyers
Tom Johnson | December 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Legislation sparks heated debate in Assembly committee, divides expected allies into opponents
Legislation Would Make Companies Pay More for Building on Public Land
Tom Johnson | December 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Value of project would be factored in when deciding on purchase or lease price, possibly earning state millions of dollars
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
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