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Critics Contend State’s Draft Energy Master Plan Won’t Slow Climate Change
Tom Johnson | July 18, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Enviros came out in droves for Murphy. Now they’re saying his draft plan is too soft on natural gas projects, too reliant on nuclear power
LNG export terminal would take 360 trucks a day, 24/7, Army Corps says
Jon Hurdle | July 17, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Agency releases new details about planned Gloucester County facility after ‘conversations’ with developer
Lethal Heat Waves in Offing Without Global Action; Heat Index Would Leap in NJ
Tom Johnson | July 17, 2019 | Energy & Environment
New Jersey has averaged three days per year with heat index above 100 degrees Fahrenheit; that could go to 49 days by the end of the century if nothing is done
Unhappy Enviros Blast Murphy’s Draft Energy Master Plan
Tom Johnson | July 16, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Coalition of environmental groups argue draft plan doesn’t impose a needed moratorium on new fossil-fuel projects
Agency Mulls Review of LNG Terminal Application for Delaware River Basin
Jon Hurdle | July 16, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Environmental group accuses regulator of abandoning responsibility to protect water resources
Changing of the Guard at New Jersey Resources
Tom Johnson | July 15, 2019 | Energy & Environment
After steering company for two decades, Laurence Downes to step down; he has been a big booster of a clean-energy economy for Garden State
Preparing Shore Towns for Rising Sea Levels
Joanna Gagis | NJTV News | July 12, 2019 | Energy & Environment
New state initiative aims to help 15 Shore towns develop strategies to combat rising sea levels, which are expected to increase significantly over next decade
Thinking Small Could Alter Power Grid by Integrating Small-Scale Power Systems
Tom Johnson | July 11, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Distributed energy resources like solar arrays and CHP can help customers save while giving utilities a way to trim spending on local, long-distance infrastructure
Advocates Optimistic About Bid To Monitor PFAS In Water Systems
Tom Johnson | July 10, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Amendments to annual federal defense spending bill contain language that could help define scope of the contamination
Lake Hopatcong Closure Seen as Wake-Up Call for State’s Watersheds
Tom Johnson | July 8, 2019 | Energy & Environment
The shutdown of New Jersey’s largest recreational lake because of harmful algae blooms is not an isolated case; conservationists warn that something must change
NJ Joins Other States in Asbestos Lawsuit Against Trump’s EPA
Tom Johnson | July 3, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Officials say federal agency is failing to collect data on the importation and use of the known carcinogen
Ørsted’s Plan for Wind in NJ Promises to Aid Economic Development
Tom Johnson | July 2, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Danish developer could bring German manufacturer of turbine foundations to Paulsboro, one way it can deliver economic-development benefits to help create green-energy sector
Quality of New Jersey’s Ocean Water ‘Outstanding’
Leah Mishkin | NJTV News | July 2, 2019 | Energy & Environment
DEP commissioner says monitoring last summer ‘showed that our ocean beaches meet standards 98 percent of the time’
Call on State to Ensure EV Development Is Equitable, Helps Poorer Communities
Tom Johnson | July 1, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Coalition urges statewide plan to electrify transportation sector, making sure that communities hit hard by pollution are prioritized
DRBC in Funding Shortfall from Three States and Federal Government
Jon Hurdle | July 1, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Interstate water regulator says it isn’t getting the necessary funds to plan for climate change
New Law Simplifies How State Allocates Funds to Preserve Open Space
Tom Johnson | June 28, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Farmland, historic properties and conservation nonprofits garner a larger share of funds
Could Hoboken Become a National Model for Storm Resiliency?
Mary Alice Williams | NJTV News | June 28, 2019 | Energy & Environment
The city’s strategy: to resist stormwater, delay its release, store it, and discharge it when it can do the least damage
Researchers, Scientists Look for Natural Solutions to Fight Climate Change
Tom Johnson | June 27, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Rutgers and Duke Farms embark on five-year project to turn 2,700 acres of forests, grasslands, farmlands, and wetlands into an experimental carbon sink
Impacts of PFAS Chemicals on Human Immune System Highlighted
Jon Hurdle | June 27, 2019 | Energy & Environment
But New Jersey panel won’t revisit its recommendations for strict limits on two of the chemicals; PFAS are widespread in the state
Enviros Irked by Changes to Measure that Tackles Sources of NJ Food Waste
Tom Johnson | June 26, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Late amendments will allow waste to continue to flow to garbage dumps and incinerators if they have systems to capture methane gas
Newest Nomination to Pinelands Commission Joins Four Others Waiting
Tom Johnson | June 25, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Murphy wants to remake commission, ending Christie-era focus on building pipelines through the preserve, but state Senate letting confirmation hearings languish
PSEG Power Unloads Two Coal-Fired Plants in Western Pennsylvania
Tom Johnson | June 25, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Transaction expected to close late in 2019 leaves power producer with a single coal-burning facility already scheduled for early retirement
Finally, Major Movement on Governor’s Promises for Offshore Wind
Tom Johnson | June 24, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Approval for a $1.6B wind farm 15 miles off Atlantic City readies state to become significant participant in the sector
Delaware River Sojourn Promotes Conservation, Nurtures Sense of Family
Jon Hurdle | June 24, 2019 | Energy & Environment
A flotilla of kayaks and canoes completes its 25th annual journey as scientists seek more gains in water quality
Quick Changes Made to Law on Privatized Cleanups at Toxic Waste Sites
Tom Johnson | June 21, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Decade-old program addressing pollution at contaminated industrial properties is fine-tuned, but some environmentalists have concerns
NJ could need 2,700 miles of sea walls to defend against rising waters
Jon Hurdle | June 21, 2019 | Energy & Environment
New study says building defenses along Jersey Shore would cost billions and suggests the fossil-fuel industry should pay
What’s in Store for Energy Storage, A Key Element of NJ’s Clean-Energy Future?
Tom Johnson | June 20, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Development of systems that capture and store power will be a necessary but long, complicated and expensive undertaking
Big Question For Offshore Wind: Who Gets Power To The Customers?
Tom Johnson | June 19, 2019 | Energy & Environment
As state BPU mulls three wind-farm projects, feds move to gauge industry interest in building a regional transmission system
DEP Suspends Review of Meadowlands Power Plant’s Application
Julie Daurio | NJTV News | June 19, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Developer of North Bergen Liberty Generating station goes back to drawing board, considers changing the plant’s technology
NJ Ready to Rejoin Regional Effort to Curb Pollution, Clears Another Obstacle
Tom Johnson | June 18, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Department of Environmental Protection’s adoption of new rules upends Christie decision to pull out of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in 2012
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