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PSE&G Wants BPU to OK $1.9B Plan to Upgrade Gas Pipelines
Tom Johnson | April 22, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Five-year program would enable state’s largest utility to replace hundreds of miles of cast-iron and steel pipes with new gas mains
FERC Reviews Its Policies for Approving Natural-Gas Pipelines
Tom Johnson | April 20, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Critics say federal agency rubber-stamps projects, without evaluating if a pipeline is truly needed and gauging its environmental impact
State Diverts $69M from VW Settlement to General Fund
Tom Johnson | April 19, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Clean-air advocates wind up with $72 million, had hoped total amount would go to fighting greenhouse-gas emissions
Will Murphy Let Company Dump Treated Wastewater into Delaware River?
Tom Johnson | April 18, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Opponents worry that loophole in bill on governor’s desk will allow fracking waste to be discharged into river
ACUA’s Battery-Storage System, First Financed by NJ's Clean Energy Fund
Tom Johnson | April 17, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Atlantic County Utilities Authority will back up wastewater treatment plant — powered in part by solar and wind — if grid goes down
Clean Vehicles Face Long, Bumpy Road to Acceptance in New Jersey
Tom Johnson | April 16, 2018 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey Clean Air Council reviews roadblocks to wider adoption of zero-emission vehicles — cost, charging infrastructure, lack of public awareness
With Little Fuss or Fanfare, Legislature Passes Clean-Energy Bills
Tom Johnson | April 13, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Murphy and Sweeney both get what they want, but how will consumers feel about shouldering the burden of more subsidies?
Down to the Wire: Controversial Clean-Energy Bills Scheduled for Vote
Tom Johnson | April 12, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Vote before Assembly and Senate may be imminent, but advocates and opponents continue to quarrel — especially over nuclear subsidy measure
Another Push to Get More Clean Cars on New Jersey’s Roads
Tom Johnson | April 11, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Proposal would deliver rebates of $100M annually over three years to drivers who switch to plug-in vehicles
FERC Says PSEG Subsidiary Made False Statements over 9-Year Period
Tom Johnson | April 10, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Federal agency contends alleged violations occurred when company was bidding into power auction to set prices consumers pay for electricity
Trump Administration Opens New Offshore Wind Leases
Tom Johnson | April 9, 2018 | Energy & Environment
Interior secretary calls wind part of administration’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy, wants to gauge interest in shallow waters between NJ and Long Island
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
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