Environment

Offshore wind will need major investments in transmission, supply chain, reports say

BY: - January 28, 2023

Coastal states across the country are pushing for offshore wind projects, but potential bottlenecks loom

Debate grows over offshore wind, as whale deaths mount

BY: - January 17, 2023

With seven dead whales washing up on N.J. shores, environmentalists disagree on whether offshore wind is to blame. There's no evidence it is.

Approval of gas pipeline expansion sparks environmentalists’ pleas for state action

BY: - January 13, 2023

Environmentalists called on Gov. Phil Murphy to act after a federal regulator approved a controversial gas pipeline expansion project.

State diverted $2B from clean energy fund to NJ Transit, other needs, report finds

BY: - January 13, 2023

N.J. officials diverted $2 billion since 2010 from a clean energy fund to other things, prompting critics to call for an end to the practice.

N.J. implements new rules targeting power plants

BY: - January 4, 2023

The new regulations target power plants seeking permits, renewals, or expansions in “overburdened communities."

As another winter storm strains the electric grid, it’s time to fix transmission, experts say

BY: - January 3, 2023

The U.S. grid needs to be better connected to enable power to be moved easily to where it’s needed in moments of crisis, experts say

Driving on Turnpike, Parkway to get more expensive in new year

BY: - December 27, 2022

On Jan. 1, 2023, tolls will climb 3% on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.

Environmental enforcement has fallen off under Biden, report says

BY: - December 23, 2022

Federal environmental enforcement hit a two-decade low in 2022, per a report by a national environmental group

South Jersey’s ‘Chicken Lady’ aims to bring chickens to backyards, one town at a time

BY: - December 22, 2022

Many N.J. municipalities ban backyard chickens, but a South Jersey chicken fan has helped about 30 towns pass ordinances to allow them.

Bills aim to reduce food waste through labeling and composting

BY: - December 21, 2022

Lawmakers touted two bills to reduce food waste as environmentally friendly because rotting food creates greenhouse gases that fuel climate change

N.J. bear hunt ends with 7% of state’s harvest goal met

BY: - December 19, 2022

Just 114 black bears were killed during the 2022 hunt, and in two counties, hunters killed zero bears, according to state data.

Assembly passes ‘privacy’ bill, dozens of others, in last session of 2022

BY: - December 16, 2022

Assembly legislators passed dozens of bills in their last session of 2022, including one exempting elected officials' addresses from public disclosure.