Low-profile state agency resolves to fight administration's recommendation to abolish it.
Without new ratepayer-subsidized power plants, state continues to face a capacity crunch.
Increased capacity could spur new jobs, report asserts, as well as drive down the cost of power in congested regions.
State's biggest utility is pushing customers that use large amounts of energy to cut costs by conserving gas and electricity.
Aggressive radio and TV campaigns target greenhouse gas initiative, repeal effort could be gaining traction.
New Jersey's largest electric utility wants to start charging customers before work has begun on transmission project, along with other incentives.
Audit reveals agency can't account for $600,000, used state and federal funds for country club dues.
DEP Commissioner Bob Martin says sustainable financing would avoid annual threat of shutdowns.
The state's four electric utilities claim to have signed "under protest" capacity contracts with new power suppliers.
A reliable grid should be good news for New Jersey and other states, since it means they won't have to shell out for major upgrades.