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Profile: American Littoral Society’s Director Leads Efforts to Save Shore, Bays
Tom Johnson | March 11, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Profiles
Veteran conservationist's life near the coast has translated into his passion for protecting the seaside environment
State Senate Moves on Several Fronts to Block Exxon Mobil Settlement
Tom Johnson | March 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
One panel releases resolution condemning Christie administration’s drastically reduced payout in $8.9B case
Senate Panel to Move on Open-Space Bill, But No End to Funding Clash in Sight
Tom Johnson | March 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
No agreement among backers of new bill, Christie administration, and original proponents of ballot issue
Sweeney Pledges to Stop Christie from Scaling Back Exxon Mobil Settlement
Tom Johnson | March 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Senate, Assembly expected to pass resolutions letting Legislature intervene in deal to accept only $250M to settle pollution lawsuit
NJ Senate Will Fight Christie in Court to Block Lowball Settlement with Exxon Mobil
Tom Johnson | March 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Politics
Sweeney contends that administration’s proposed $250 million deal works out to three cents on the dollar
PSE&G Energy-Efficiency Plan Could Cut Electricity, Gas Prices for Customers
Tom Johnson | March 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Utility and state have reached tentative settlement that will enable consumers and businesses to use less power, reduce air pollution
Four Former NJ Governors Move to Block Pinelands Panel Nomination
Tom Johnson | March 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Two Democrats and two Republicans draft letter to state Senate asking legislators to oppose confirmation of Robert Barr
PSE&G Seeks to Spend $1.6B Bringing Natural-Gas Mains into 21st Century
Tom Johnson | March 3, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Utility's parent, PSEG, details plans to invest $13B over next five years at annual investor conference
Administration Reportedly Settles $8.9B Exxon Lawsuit in a Hurry -- For Only $250M
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Critics claim that by settling natural-resources damages suit in current fiscal year, money can be diverted to closing budget gap
The List: 10 Movers and Shakers Who Influence Energy Policy In New Jersey
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment, The List
Energy policy in New Jersey is a moving target, constantly being refined and reworked by individuals and agencies
Energy Target for 2050: Get 80% of NJ’s Electricity from Renewable Sources
Tom Johnson | February 27, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Ambitious Assembly bill seen as laying groundwork for future legislators, different governor
Administration, Lawmakers Could Clash Over Who Gets Open-Space Funding
Tom Johnson | February 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment
As predicted by some environmentalists and legislators, various potential recipients are getting testy about how much money they’ll receive
Panel Pushes Controversial Nomination for Pinelands Commission to Full Senate
Tom Johnson | February 25, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Critics contend appointment sends wrong message to conservation community, do what governor says or be prepared to be replaced
Will Third Time Be the Charm for Controversial Nominee to Pinelands Commission?
Tom Johnson | February 24, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Absence of key panel member could mean OK for nominee turned down twice by Senate Judiciary Committee
PSEG Continues to Count on Its Utility to Power Profits, Says Earnings Call
Tom Johnson | February 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
New transmission projects or upgrades to existing infrastructure lead investments being made by company
Toxic E-Waste Piles Up as Manufacturers End Free Recycling
Tom Johnson | February 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Some 55 million pounds of e-waste could be recycled in 2015, but that's not likely to happen despite laws on the books
‘President’ Christie Would Call for National Energy Policy -- Details to Come
Tom Johnson | February 19, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Governor has made few friends in environmental camp, while business and industry are glad to have cheaper natural gas, reduced subsidies to pay for greenhouse-gas initiative
Rate Counsel Backs Court Decision to Cut JCP&L Annual Revenues by $107M
Tom Johnson | February 18, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Consumer agency seeks additional action that would lower utility customers’ bills even more
Expert Panel Details Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | February 17, 2015 | Energy & Environment
NJ Spotlight roundtable brings together panelists from range of disciplines to analyze how state must adapt to global warming
Slightly Lower Power Prices for Most Utility Customers; PSE&G Rates Could Jump 2%
Tom Johnson | February 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Cheap natural gas helps hold down cost of electricity, but pricey transmission projects could mean higher bills for all customers
Mega-Merger Could Put $62M in Pockets of Atlantic City Electric Customers
Tom Johnson | February 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
BPU approves Exelon-Pepco merger, leaving PSE&G as only state utility still headquartered in New Jersey
High-Pressure Pipeline Would Traverse Three Counties in Fast-Growing South Jersey
Tom Johnson | February 11, 2015 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey Natural Gas looks to boost reliability, resilience in counties hit hard by Hurricane Sandy
Toughest Part of Open-Space Preservation: Dividing Up State Funding
Tom Johnson | February 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Bill would allocate money across the environmental community, but amounts are smaller than most recipients are accustomed to receiving
PennEast Contends Pipeline Project Means 12K Jobs, $1.6B in Economic Benefits
Tom Johnson | February 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Critics are unimpressed with study's numbers, dismissing report as marketing spin
Power Auction Could Mean Lower Electricity Prices for Ratepayers in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | February 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Cheap natural gas only one factor in possible price drop; outstanding actions against one utility and parent-company merger could also help
With Stroke of Pen, Christie Makes It Easy Sell off Water, Wastewater Facilities
Tom Johnson | February 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Proponents argue new law will make it possible to upgrade aging infrastructure, but opponent argue it means higher prices for H2O
Connecticut Site is No-Go for New PSEG Power Natural-Gas-Fired Plant
Tom Johnson | February 6, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Company fails to qualify in capacity auction, making project in Bridgeport economically unfeasible
PSE&G Announces Plan to Cut Residential Gas Bills by Nearly One-Third
Tom Johnson | February 5, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Customers reap the benefit of cheaper natural gas, which is at lowest price in 14 years
PSE&G Energy-Efficiency Program Boosts Comfort, Cuts Bills for Tenants
Tom Johnson | February 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Reducing energy consumption by increasing efficiency transforms daily life in 200-unit apartment complex in Highland Park
Profile: She Looks Out for NJ Consumers, Businesses in Dealings with Utilities
Tom Johnson | February 4, 2015 | Profiles
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