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Amid Arguments and Warnings, Nuclear Subsidy Bill Clears Committee
Tom Johnson | April 6, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Clean-energy measures also voted out, but nuclear bill looms large — particularly when it comes to costs to ratepayers
Offshore Wind Blows New Life into Dormant Partnership
Tom Johnson | April 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Gov. Murphy’s aggressive ambitions for offshore wind are generating energy and enthusiasm for a sector that stalled under Christie
NJ to Join Clean Car Initiative, as EPA Eases Fuel-Economy Standards
Tom Johnson | April 4, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Eight-state initiative hopes to have more than 3 million zero-emission vehicles on road by 2025
EPA Relaxes Tough Fuel-Economy Standards for Cars, Light Trucks
Tom Johnson | April 3, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Federal agency rollback makes it more difficult to eliminate air pollution in New Jersey, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, smog
Moody’s Likes the Look of NJ, Other Northeastern States, for Offshore Wind
Tom Johnson | April 2, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Favorable regulatory climate, natural attributes like wind speed, shallow waters, proximity to cities with high energy demand play into favorable assessment
New Jersey Natural Gas Looks to Roll Out Energy-Efficiency Portfolio
Tom Johnson | March 29, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Utility goes to BPU with $341M filing to fund rebates and incentives for commercial, industrial, and residential customers — including those with limited incomes
Does the Jersey Shore Need a Regional Coastal Commission?
Tom Johnson | March 28, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Proponents contend that planning for — and dealing with — climate change, rising sea levels, and extreme storms can’t be done on a town-by-town basis
Federal Tax Reform Means Slightly Lower Bills for NJ Ratepayers
Tom Johnson | March 27, 2018 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities sets new tariffs for water companies and gas and electric utilities
Offshore Wind Farm Gets Closer to Cranking Out Megawatts
Tom Johnson | March 26, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Long-delayed pilot off Atlantic City gets OK from legislative panel, but some environmentalists argue it’s time to move directly to full-scale projects
NJ Files in Federal Court to Stop PennEast from Condemning Protected Land
Tom Johnson | March 23, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Roughly half of the properties pipeline company wants to seize under eminent domain are preserved as open space and farmland
New Jersey Looks to $50M Bond Issue to Fund Stormwater Management
Tom Johnson | March 22, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Stormwater pollution has long been recognized as a huge problem in the Garden State, but an even bigger problem has been finding funds to deal with it
Feds Convening Summit on Water Contamination in NJ, Other States
Tom Johnson | March 21, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Gathering will address risks posed by manmade chemicals widely used in nonstick cookware and other household products
Offshore Wind: Is the Long Wait over for New Jersey?
Tom Johnson | March 20, 2018 | Energy & Environment
The 24-megawatt Fishermen’s Energy pilot could pick up a tailwind thanks to governor’s ambitious clean-energy agenda
Mapping Out Requirements for Tomorrow’s Energy Infrastructure
Tom Johnson | March 19, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Fundamental changes to ways electricity and gas will be delivered are in the offing, according to experts at NJ Spotlight roundtable
NJ Solar Shows Slow Growth, Pace Slackens Nationally as Well
Tom Johnson | March 16, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers, administration, and industry work to forge new financing mechanism that will be less of a burden on ratepayers
Murphy Diverts $136M in Clean-Energy Funds to Help Balance Budget
Tom Johnson | March 15, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Raiding Clean Energy Fund is nothing new, Christie and Democratic Legislature regularly did it in preceding administration
Nuclear Subsidy Bill Re-Engineered as Three Separate Measures
Tom Johnson | March 14, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Nuclear power, clean energy, and offshore wind will each get dedicated bill, but all three will move together through the Legislature
Murphy Administration Settles MTBE Pollution Cases for $200 Million
Tom Johnson | March 13, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Natural-resources damage suit involves three oil companies who contaminated groundwater with potentially carcinogenic gasoline additive
Community Solar Shares the Sun, Savings on Electric Bills
Tom Johnson | March 12, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Technology brings solar's benefits to renters, people in multifamily dwellings, low- and middle-income residents priced out of market, and others
Judge Blocks JCP&L High-Voltage Line, Rebukes Utility on Project Plan
Tom Johnson | March 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
JCP&L setback followed by governor's criticism calling for investigation into how New Jersey utilities handled outages during both nor'easters
Visibly Angry Murphy Calls for Investigation into Power Outages
Tom Johnson | March 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
JCP&L squarely in the crosshairs, cited for lack of preparedness and sluggish response times
State Still Not Sold on Smart Metering for Utility Customers
Tom Johnson | March 7, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers table smart-meter bill until results in for modest deployment program at Rockland Electric
Mroz to Step Down at BPU, Frees Murphy to Slot in Democrat at Agency
Tom Johnson | March 7, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Former president of state Board of Public Utilities was strong advocate for Gov. Christie's energy policies
Plugging Away at Climate Change with Electric Vehicles, Chargers
Tom Johnson | March 6, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Most of New Jersey's greenhouse-gas emissions come from the transportation sector, but getting more EVs on the road means deploying more charging stations
PSEG, Exelon Suspend Funding for Capital Projects at Salem Nuclear
Tom Johnson | March 5, 2018 | Energy & Environment
SEC filing says money will be restored when controversial nuclear-subsidy bill - which could cost utility customers $300M a year - is ratified
Electric Vehicles Benefit More than Just Their Owners
Tom Johnson | March 2, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Recharging electric vehicles at off-peak hours could mean lower rates for all utility customers
One Small Step for BPU, One Small Step for Offshore Wind in NJ
Tom Johnson | March 1, 2018 | Energy & Environment
State agency moves ahead cautiously, planning to meet less than one-third of the Murphy administration's offshore wind target
Atlantic City Electric Bets on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Tom Johnson | February 28, 2018 | Energy & Environment
ACE files with BPU, looking to determine barriers to deployment of electric vehicles, particularly shortage of charging stations
Nuclear Subsidy Bill Stalls in Senate, Enviros Say Delay is Needed
Tom Johnson | February 27, 2018 | Energy & Environment
It's not clear what's next for contentious bill, but there's been talk about reverting to original, which would only award $300 million annual subsidy to PSEG
Moving NJ to a Clean-Energy Economy: at What Speed, at What Price?
Tom Johnson | February 26, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Participants at NJ Spotlight roundtable raise concerns and assess advantages of renewable energy
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