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State Program Helps Defray Costs of Electric-Vehicle Charging Stations
Tom Johnson | June 16, 2016 | Energy & Environment
More charging stations should mean more alternative-fuel vehicles on the road, a key to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in Garden State
Opponents Ask Feds to Force PennEast to Prove Pipeline Is Really Needed
Tom Johnson | June 16, 2016 | Energy & Environment
A group opposing the pipeline has filed a complaint with FERC arguing New Jersey doesn’t need the natural gas that PennEast would deliver
PSEG Power Breaks Ground on Natural-Gas-Fired Plant in Sewaren
Tom Johnson | June 15, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Company also raises substations knocked out by flooding during Sandy above federal flood guidelines
DEP Five Years Behind Schedule Ranking 10,000 Hazardous Waste Sites
Tom Johnson | June 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
According to a 2010 law, the agency was supposed to develop a ranking system to determine what order hazardous sites would be cleaned up
Explainer: Pooling State and Federal Funds to Keep NJ’s Water Clean
Tom Johnson | June 14, 2016 | Explainer
The New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust leverages available money to make low-interest loans to finance clean-water projects
DEP Says Salem Nuclear Good to Go Without Cooling Towers
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State agency issues final permits to PSEG Power, but environmentalists warn of massive fish kills
The List: Detailing the Diversions from the State's Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2016 | The List
Ten million here, a hundred million there: It’s not hard to see how total diversions over the past 10 years add up to more than $1.3 billion
Clean-Energy Straw Proposal Budget Comes in at $355 Million
Tom Johnson | June 10, 2016 | Energy & Environment
As in recent years, a big slice of the funds -- at least $125 million -- is being diverted for other purposes
Showdown in the Offing over Controversial DEP Water Rule
Tom Johnson | June 9, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Legislature close to invoking never-used mechanism that will let it permanently revoke regulation
Feds Move to Protect Endangered Atlantic Sturgeon in Delaware River
Tom Johnson | June 8, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Environmental groups have long argued that refineries and fish kills from power plants have taken their toll on once-plentiful species
The First Step in Fixing NJ’s Solar Sector: Decide If and Where It’s Broken
Tom Johnson | June 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Solar advocates, developers, stakeholders, and lawmakers assess problems with the sector -- including if ratepayer subsidies are too high
Will NJ Consumers Be Hit with Zero-Emissions Surcharge for Nuclear?
Tom Johnson | June 6, 2016 | Energy & Environment
If nuclear is going to be a part of NJ’s zero-carbon mix, state may have to help power plants remain commercially viable
New York State May Soon Enter Race to Develop Offshore Wind Farms
Tom Johnson | June 3, 2016 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey’s efforts remain becalmed, with first turbines not expected to be operational before 2023
At Packed Highlands Hearing, Suspicion and Skepticism Run Deep
Tom Johnson | June 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Is a new rule proposal to allow more septic tanks the gateway to development or another threat to state’s drinking water?
Heating with Natural Gas Should Get Cheaper This Winter -- Again
Tom Johnson | June 2, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Good news for consumers and businesses, but conservationists concerned over increased consumption of fossil fuels
Cleaning Up the Recycling Sector by Forcing Out Organized Crime
Tom Johnson | June 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Lesniak calls for tough new licensing requirements similar to ones he wrote a decade ago for garbage and waste industry
State Turns Attention to Two More Contaminants Found in NJ Drinking Water
Tom Johnson | May 31, 2016 | Energy & Environment
DEP wants Drinking Water Quality Institute to come up with recommended levels for PFOA and PFOS
Feds Urged to Suspend Review of PennEast Pipeline Proposal
Tom Johnson | May 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Garden State environmental organizations argue that PennEast has submitted flawed data about project’s impact on drinking water
Mob Tied to Fraudulent Recycling of Toxic Waste Material
Tom Johnson | May 26, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Loopholes in the law and nonexistent licensing requirements have opened the door to organized crime in the recycling sector
A More Reliable Power Grid Could Mean Lower Electricity Bills
Tom Johnson | May 25, 2016 | Energy & Environment
The grid operator’s capacity auction saw less demand being met by supplies of cheaper natural-gas-powered capacity
Christie Says ‘No-Go’ on Open-Space Funding, Second Time This Year
Tom Johnson | May 24, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Governor accuses preservation advocates of micromanaging assets by deciding where and when they’ll be disbursed
Feds in Trenton to Talk Next Steps on NJ's Elusive Path to Offshore Wind
Tom Johnson | May 23, 2016 | Energy & Environment
According to latest estimates, developers not likely to begin building offshore wind farms before 2023
Feds Release Health Advisories for Toxins Often Found in NJ Water
Tom Johnson | May 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment
EPA warnings, which are not enforceable, set new, lower levels for PFOA and PFOS in water supplies
Citing Flawed Data, ‘Green’ Group Files to Block Highlands’ Septic Tank Rule
Tom Johnson | May 19, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Complaint argues DEP proposal relies on well-testing data from developed areas, skewing results of impact analysis
A Plan to Fix New Jersey’s Solar Sector … Before it Breaks (Again)
Tom Johnson | May 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Increasing the amount of solar energy used to deliver electricity to consumers could help prevent the industry as it did just a few years ago
Profile: Dealing with the Hidden Damage of Air and Water Pollution
Tom Johnson | May 18, 2016 | Profiles
As Doug O’Malley points out, the threats to NJ’s environment are just as pressing as 30 years ago, when medical waste washed up on the beaches
DEP Moves to Adopt Revised Water Rule Despite Legislative Warning
Tom Johnson | May 17, 2016 | Energy & Environment
If state agency pushes ahead, lawmakers could rescind regulations as being contrary to existing laws
DEP Commissioner Chided for Lackluster Pursuit of Pollution Lawsuits
Tom Johnson | May 16, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Commissioner Martin claims that state is working through backlog of natural-resources damage suits
DEP Says It’s Folding Plans to Privatize Liberty State Park
Tom Johnson | May 13, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State agency cites stiff opposition to proposal as chief reason for its change of course
PSE&G Looks for State Approval to Spend $275 Million on Solar Farms
Tom Johnson | May 12, 2016 | Energy & Environment
NJ’s largest utility wants BPU to OK proposal to build 10 solar grid-connected projects on dumps and brownfields
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