Energy

Tammy Murphy opposes stalled Newark power plant

BY: - February 20, 2024

The proposed gas-firing storm resiliency plant has been on hold pending an environmental review for two years.

Federal money could supercharge state efforts to preserve nuclear power

BY: - February 12, 2024

As states seek to transition to carbon-free electricity, some leaders acknowledge their climate change goals may be out of reach if they can’t keep their nuclear plants online.

New Jersey explores sunset of fossil fuel power plants

BY: - February 5, 2024

New Jersey lawmakers are set to explore sweeping changes to state energy rules that could see fossil fuel plants eliminated in coming deacdes.

Two new wind farms win state approval, the first since Ørsted’s withdrawal

BY: - January 24, 2024

State regulators on Wednesday approved proposals for wind farms that would 1,342 megawatts and 2,400 megawatts, the largest in state history.

New life for old coal: Minelands and power plants are hot renewable development spots

BY: - November 27, 2023

Former mine lands and the plants that burned the coal they produced are increasingly attractive spots for new renewable development.

Despite setbacks, states are still counting on offshore wind

BY: - November 21, 2023

Amid some bad news about offshore wind, some states are holding fast to mandates that offshore wind make up a substantial portion of their future power supply.

Sewer rates soar as private companies buy up local water systems

BY: - November 7, 2023

Researchers say private ownership was the most significant variable in driving up utility bills — even more than aging infrastructure, water supply and local regulations.

Gov. Murphy, Democrats stick with offshore wind despite end of major windfarm projects

BY: - November 1, 2023

It’s unclear whether another New Jersey offshore wind developer will continue building a 1,510-megawatt windfarm it won a contract for in 2021.

New Jersey environmentalists concerned about federal hydrogen energy plan

BY: - October 13, 2023

Hydrogen project serving Southern New Jersey gets $750 million in federal dollars. Environmentalists want the project nixed.

New Jersey GOP hits Democrats on wind and whales in advance of legislative races

BY: - October 6, 2023

Republicans want a halt to wind surveying, while Democrats note there's been no link between that work and whale strandings on the Jersey Shore.

Mixed reception for N.J. plan to phase in ban on sales of new gas-powered cars

BY: - September 21, 2023

The Murphy administration wants to phase in a ban on selling new gas-powered cars, a plan praised by environmentalists but panned by business leaders.

New Jerseyans’ support for offshore wind softens amid GOP attacks over whale deaths

BY: - August 29, 2023

A majority of New Jersey residents still back offshore wind, but there's been a steep drop in support since 2019.