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July 31, 2019

If you have not done so, please submit a comment to NJ Department of Environmental Protection urging them to deny the refiled permit applications for the Williams NESE Raritan Bay Gas Pipeline but, this time, with prejudice to end this once and for all! The deadline is...

July 30, 2019

July 30, 2019 – New Jersey was hit hard by last week’s storm. Among the hardest hit in the state were JCP&L’s customers in Monmouth County. Thousands lost power; many for days.

Unfortunately, JCP&L chose to use this as an opportunity to say that “for decades they want t...

July 22, 2019

July 22, 2019 - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection denied the permit applications for the Raritan Bay gas pipeline project by Williams Companies on June 5, 2019. Unfortunately, the NJ DEP did not deny the permits with prejudice which left the door op...

June 26, 2019

Most of you know that many energy projects, particularly transmission lines, have been filed under pretexts by utility companies.   JCP&L's Monmouth County Reliability Project is a good example of this.  Many of these projects were poorly designed and largely driven by...

June 6, 2019

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection rejected key permits for the Williams NESE Raritan Bay gas pipeline.

In an ABC news article, Wayne Parry, Associated Press, wrote (see link below):

"Alternatives that further avoid or minimize impacts to freshwater wetlan...

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 – With much fanfare that included presentations to various elected officials and a local Holmdel Township meeting, JCP&L announced an ambitious 4-year $387 million improvements to the local distribution system in July 2018.  Upon closer examination, it a...

March 27, 2019

For many years, Raritan Bay was polluted and contaminated from industrial discharge and runoff.  Through time, remedial efforts, and lots of hard work from groups like NY/NJ Baykeeper and volunteers, the water quality has improved.  In November 2016, a humpback whale w...

March 1, 2019

Middletown Township announced the completion of its Microgrid Feasibility Study.

In the aftermath of various storms, including Superstorm Sandy in 2011, the 2015 New Jersey Energy Master Plan Update recommended the increase use of mircrogrids and distributed energy reso...

February 18, 2019

UPDATE - On Monday, March 18, 2019, Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed Bill A3096/S2129!

Essentially, the Governor indicated that he would sign the bill if the extremely limiting conditions that will severely restrict competition in the bidding process are removed and...

January 30, 2019

California’s PG&E Corp., the largest power provider in the U.S., garnered a lot of attention when it officially filed for bankruptcy yesterday.  Critics of the bankruptcy include activist hedge fund shareholder Blue Mountain Capital and famed environmental crusader Eri...

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