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PSEG Nuclear Subsidy Bill Could Cost Customers $350M Annually
Tom Johnson | December 15, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Made public today, bill is expected to be heard by committee next week and come up for final vote early in January, before end of lame duck
PSEG Nuclear Subsidy Bill Filed, Remains Shrouded in Secrecy
Tom Johnson | December 15, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Details of bill not yet made public, so no clue as to how much utility customers will have to pay to keep nuclear plants afloat
Using Recycled Asphalt in Quarry Reclamation Worries ‘Greens’
Tom Johnson | December 14, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Environmentalists argue oils and heavy metals in the material could seep into groundwater if employed for quarry reclamation
Hackers Hit PSE&G Third-Party Partner Used to Store Customer Data
Tom Johnson | December 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Exposure at TIO Networks, a PayPal subsidiary, could reach 2.6 million customer accounts
State Asked to Review Regulatory Structure of NJ Retail Gas Market
Tom Johnson | December 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Industry association argues ensuring more competition would drive down prices to customers
Debate over EV Charging Infrastructure Starts to Power up
Tom Johnson | December 12, 2017 | Energy & Environment
More questions than clarity dog discussion: What role will utilities and local governments play in distributing charging stations throughout state?
Grid Operator Counsels Caution About PSEG Nuclear Subsidies
Tom Johnson | December 11, 2017 | Energy & Environment
In letter to Senate committee, PJM says PSEG must demonstrate need for subsidies, suggests alternative solutions can be pursued
PSE&G Spends, Spends, Spends on New Transmission Infrastructure
Tom Johnson | December 8, 2017 | Energy & Environment
State’s largest utility gets the nod from PJM to shell out $170 million replacing aging infrastructure in northern New Jersey
Christie Hints He Might Sign Bill to Subsidize PSEG’s Nuclear Plants
Tom Johnson | December 7, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Governor asserts he won’t back legislation that includes incentives for renewable energy
Federal Grant to Go to EV Charging Stations, Reducing Diesel Emissions
Tom Johnson | December 6, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Nearly $10 million will be used to deploy electric-vehicle charging stations at workplaces, trimming emissions from refrigerated trucks
Lawmakers Start to Hash Out Granting Nuclear Subsidies to PSEG
Tom Johnson | December 5, 2017 | Energy & Environment
There’s been some suggestion a bill will be dealt with in lame-duck session, but right now there’s almost no real information to go on
Court Rules DEP Can Revise Permit for Newark Natural Gas Plant
Tom Johnson | December 4, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Environmental and community groups fail in bid to require Newark Energy Center to file for new permit
Will New Jersey Make a Healthy Environment an Inalienable Right?
Tom Johnson | December 1, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Garden State could follow Pennsylvania and Montana and pass constitutional amendment to safeguard clean air, water
Is Showdown in Offing over Nuclear Subsidies in New Jersey?
Tom Johnson | November 30, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Foes worry that those in favor of scheme will try to push a bill through in lame-duck session
New Industry-Led Coalition Opposes Nuclear Subsidies to PSEG
Tom Johnson | November 29, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Deriding ‘PSEG energy tax,’ group argues there’s no need for subsidies since company’s South Jersey nuclear plants are still profitable
‘Greens’ Sue FERC to Stop Unlawful Use of Eminent Domain by PennEast
Tom Johnson | November 28, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Pipeline company needs access to private land along route, pushes federal agency to let it use eminent domain to sidestep uncooperative property owners
Pesticide Ban Stalls When Critics Claim Feds Should Make Call
Tom Johnson | November 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Obama administration recommendation to stop using chlorpyrifos reversed by Scott Pruitt, new head of EPA
JCP&L Gets Nod to Build High-Voltage Line in Morris County
Tom Johnson | November 22, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Seven-mile transmission line is latest in series of projects meant to enhance reliability of the power grid
Lawmakers Ready to Say ‘No’ to More Development in Highlands
Tom Johnson | November 21, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Legislators move to roll back rule, issue rare rebuke to executive branch that originally passed regulation
NJ Lawmakers Ask EPA to Waive Ethanol Rule for Local Gasoline
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Adding ethanol to gasoline is a federal requirement that may drive production costs at Paulsboro refinery over the top, threatening its viability
PJM Takes Wraps Off Plan to Prop Up Prices for Nuclear, Coal Power
Tom Johnson | November 16, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Regional grid operator’s proposal is one answer to growing clamor by power producers to help subsidize plants that are struggling to compete
VW Will Pay Garden State Another $69M to Settle Pollution Suit
Tom Johnson | November 15, 2017 | Energy & Environment
New payment over and above original $72 million shelled out to settle earlier suit involving cheating scandal
New Regional Initiative — RGGI for Transportation Sector
Tom Johnson | November 14, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Transportation is the biggest source of carbon emissions contributing to climate change, but will NJ sign on when it’s also poised to rejoin RGGI?
Legislature, DEP at Loggerheads Again Over Septic Tanks in Highlands
Tom Johnson | November 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers moving to block agency proposal, could use rarely employed tool to rescind rules judged inconsistent with legislative intent
NJ Moves to Ban Pesticide OK’d by Trump Administration
Tom Johnson | November 12, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Widely used on a variety of crops, chlorpyrifos has been linked to potentially harmful effects in people
GOP Tax-Reform Bill Could Sideline NJ’s Clean-Energy Efforts
Tom Johnson | November 9, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Republicans in D.C. are looking to slash or eliminate tax credits that encourage solar and wind power, help offset the price of electric vehicles
New Jersey Voters Handily Ratify Two Ballot Questions
Tom Johnson | November 8, 2017 | Elections 2017
Bond issue for libraries will help them modernize and expand, while a second question prevents environmental settlements from being diverted to general budget
NJ Puts New Rule in Place to Limit Air Pollution from Soot
Tom Johnson | November 7, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Plants and businesses that spew soot will be required to comply with new regulation when they apply for new permits
Fed Report Affirms Effects of Climate Change Already Visible
Tom Johnson | November 6, 2017 | Energy & Environment
As people continue to contribute to global warming, extreme weather, sea-level rise will become more pressing problems
Good News for Offshore Wind: Both Gubernatorial Candidates Back It
Tom Johnson | November 3, 2017 | Energy & Environment
Some experts say it’s not too late for New Jersey to develop a thriving sector based on offshore wind and related technologies
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