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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
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
What Will It Take to Chart a Clean-Energy Future for NJ?
Mary Alice Williams | NJTV News | June 14, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Gov. Phil Murphy wants 50% of the state’s power to come from renewable sources by 2050, but the path to that goal may not be easy
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
DRBC Confirms Plan to Build LNG Export Terminal at New South Jersey Port
Jon Hurdle | June 12, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Agency says it only ‘recently’ learned of plan to load potentially explosive liquids onto tankers in Gloucester County
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
PFAS Control Advocates Highlight FDA Data Showing Chemicals in Food
Jon Hurdle | June 11, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Federal findings may curb people’s appetite for chocolate cake, given it’s one of the foods that tested positive for PFAS
Naturalists Renew Calls to Halt Horseshoe Crab Harvest in Delaware Bay
Jon Hurdle | June 10, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Despite a New Jersey moratorium, quota system has failed to restore numbers of migratory shorebirds, advocates say
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
How Is Climate Change Affecting New Jersey?
Mary Alice Williams | NJTV News | June 7, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Count the ways: Warmer air temperatures, shortened seasons, and increased rainfall are already taking a toll
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
No Increase in Funds for Clean Energy Overall but Extra for Energy Efficiency
Tom Johnson | June 3, 2019 | Energy & Environment
As Murphy administration phases out diversion of funds from Clean Energy Program, more money is being directed toward measures that would reduce energy use
Plans for LNG Terminal in South Jersey Kept Under Wraps, Enviro Group Says
Jon Hurdle | June 3, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Developer and agencies deny effort to shield from public view plans that would allow for transfer of potentially explosive liquefied natural gas to ocean-going tankers
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
Environmentalists Protest Expansion of Roseland Compressor Station
Joanna Gagis | NJTV News | May 23, 2019 | Energy & Environment
Protesters say governor should issue a stay on the construction until appeals have been settled in court
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
Three Governors Pledge to Cooperate on Delaware River Basin Environment
Jon Hurdle | May 17, 2019 | Energy & Environment
The governors call for more federal support. Gov. Phil Murphy says one way to prepare for climate change is to elect a new president
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