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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Counting the Costs of Pipeline Projects for Delaware River Basin
Tom Johnson | June 14, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Analysis finds PennEast and Mariner East 2 pipelines will significantly increase pollution, degrade natural habitat and rack up big social costs
BPU OKs Elizabethtown Gas’s Proposal to Rip Up, Replace Aging Mains
Tom Johnson | June 14, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Utility’s scaled-down plan covers 250 miles of infrastructure, as well as excess-flow valves on new service lines, but should have no impact on customers’ bills
Legislators Move to Fine-Tune Law for Cleanup of Contaminated Sites
Tom Johnson | June 13, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Business interests mostly in favor of proposed changes, while some environmentalists have concerns
Whitman, Other Former EPA Heads Tell Congress Agency Failing Core Mission
Tom Johnson | June 12, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Former NJ governor warns that federal agency is ‘retreating from its mission,’ calls out failure to address climate change or even allow scientists to discuss it
Draft Energy Master Plan Maps NJ’s Journey to Clean and Green 2050
Tom Johnson | June 11, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Unsurprisingly, Murphy administration’s EMP reverses many of the policies of its predecessor, but some environmentalists are calling for even more
Wrestling with Devilish Details of How to Curb Energy Use in NJ
Tom Johnson | June 10, 2019 | Energy & Environment
A year-old law could save gas and electric customers a lot of money, but it’s apparent at an NJ Spotlight roundtable there’s no consensus on how to implement the law
DEP Denies Permits for Natural Gas Pipeline Under Raritan Bay
Tom Johnson | June 7, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Dredging of contaminated sediments and construction of compressor station near habitat for barred owl cited; company is expected to resubmit application
Critics Up in Arms as DEP Permits Sewage Treatment Plant in Highlands
Tom Johnson | June 5, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Decision by Department of Environmental Protection to approve a permit for a controversial development in Tewksbury may end up in the courts
Administration Promises Almost $25M to Electrify Transportation Sector
Tom Johnson | June 4, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Partnership among state agencies could help speed rollout of fast-charging infrastructure, while rebate program could put more NJ drivers behind the wheel of electric vehicles
Report: Natural Gas Does Not Provide Bridge to Clean Energy Future
Tom Johnson | May 31, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Advocacy group maintains building new pipelines and other gas infrastructure means carbon emissions will be around for decades
PSEG Looks to Benefit from — But Not Build — Offshore Wind Developments
Tom Johnson | May 30, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Rather than get involved in construction side of emerging clean energy, company signals it will concentrate on energy management and transmission
No Fast Enactment by NJ of Measures on Energy Efficiency
Tom Johnson | May 29, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Analysis that was expected to underpin state’s implementation of clean-energy law now to be examined by BPU advisory group
Murphy Moves to Stock Pinelands Commission with Proven Conservationists
Tom Johnson | May 28, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Governor’s four nominations will put commission back on firm environmental footing, after eight years of Christie’s pro-natural-gas policies
Study Shows An Already Strong Green Economy In NJ, Poised For More Growth
Tom Johnson | May 24, 2019 | Energy & Environment
With nearly 52,00 workers, clean energy in New Jersey employs about as many people as UPS, Walmart, and Verizon combined
Questions Abound over Key Study of NJ’s Potential to Cut Energy Use
Tom Johnson | May 22, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Utilities among those querying underpinnings of a study that could help to determine state’s energy efficiency policies
Measure Approved to Reduce Global Warming, But Some Doubt It Has Teeth
Tom Johnson | May 21, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Bill is supposed to ensure decrease in pollution that causes climate change, but some activists doubt that it’s strong enough
Private Partners to Fund Overdue Energy Upgrades at Government Facilities?
Tom Johnson | May 20, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Lawmakers warm to prospect of private investment in long neglected projects, including in renewable energy
Lawmakers Embrace Goal Of A Fossil-fuel Free New Jersey By 2050
Tom Johnson | May 17, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Business groups say bill approved by committee moves too fast, while advocates say concrete steps are needed to stem global warming
Rate Counsel Challenges Nuclear Subsidy in Appellate Court
Tom Johnson | May 16, 2019 | Energy & Environment
The amount of the surcharge, which PSEG helped determine, likely to be a linchpin in the proceedings
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