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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Politics & Policy

solar, wind energy

With little fuss or fanfare, legislature passes clean-energy bills

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a day absent of the drama that enveloped the issues for the past few months, the Legislature gave quick and easy approval [go to article]
Wind turbines in fog

State rejects Atlantic City offshore-wind project for third time – too pricey

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state has once again rejected a plan to build a small pilot offshore-wind project off Atlantic City, a decision seemingly at odds [go to article]
Governor Phil Murphy

5 early environmental tests for Phil Murphy that will affect NJ families

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy rode into office this year with endorsements from major environmental groups amid promises to reverse [go to article]
plastic bags

N.J. plastic and paper bag ban fails as lawmakers can’t agree

BRENT JOHNSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey lawmakers are still considering banning the plastic and paper bags many have used for years to carry groceries [go to article]

Pa., N.J., and Del. governors meet in Philadelphia, commit to health of Delaware River

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - For the first time in two decades, the governors of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware gathered in one room to commit [go to article]
Wind turbines in fog

BPU proposes offshore wind credit program

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities proposed a rule Wednesday to create an offshore wind funding [go to article]
Frank Pallone

Pallone aims for complete ban on asbestos, blocking new EPA rule

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday vowed to press ahead with a bill that would fully ban asbestos use, a step aimed [go to article]
Salem nuclear power plant, new jersey

Clean sweep for PSEG: Gas pipelines, nuclear subsidies, renewable energy

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It is turning out to be a very good week for Public Service Enterprise Group [go to article]
Salem Nuclear Power Plant

New Jersey’s $300 Million Nuclear power bailout is facing a court challenge. Does it...

TALIA BUFORD / PROPUBLICA - When the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved $300 million in subsidies last month for nuclear plants operated [go to article]
Light bulb closeup

NJ joins suit opposing Trump DOE rollback of energy-saving standards for light bulbs

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Trump administration faces new lawsuits over its rollback of energy-efficiency standards for light bulbs, a move critics [go to article]

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