Jan 17, 2013

Contractors named for wind energy transmission project

Atlantic Wind Connection, the company planning to build a massive wind energy transmission system off the United States’ east coast said today it’s has hired Bechtel Corp. and Alstom Group as contractors for the New Jersey phase of the project.The goal of the Atlantic Wind Connection is to act as a transmission “backbone” for a […]

Jan 16, 2013

Innovators, business leaders discuss how to reduce energy costs in N.J.

“This is not just about the environment, it is also about the economy—we need to keep driving down the cost, and energy is a huge cost factor. We need to come together in New Jersey, where we have very strong companies, very strong organizations,” said Hofmann at the event held at Murray Hill-based Bells Labs, […]

Jan 3, 2013

Federal credit could be key to Atlantic City wind farm

Congress included a one-year extension of the wind energy investment tax credit in its last-minute fiscal cliff legislation. The extension means offshore wind projects that begin construction this year will be eligible for an award equal to 30 percent of the project’s cost.That’s good news for Cape May-based Fishermen’s Energy, which plans to build a […]

Dec 5, 2012

Senate committee hammers utility companies on Sandy response

Among other problems, BPU chief says “the grade on communications is still an ‘F’ ” for the companies.

Dec 4, 2012

Report New Jersey losing ground on energy efficiency

Purported raids of the state's clean energy fund and unclear policy goals have left New Jersey lagging behind neighboring states in energy efficiency, a regional advocacy group contends in a new report.

Dec 4, 2012

Utilities, Christie far apart on storm repair costs

While Gov. Chris Christie placed a nearly $2 billion price tag on gas and electric utilities' repair and response to Hurricane Sandy, initial estimates released by the state's two largest electric companies through today barely capture half of that cost.

Nov 30, 2012

Princeton Power hopes its technology can help solve high solar costs

As the first New Jersey-based company to get accepted into the U.S. Department of Energy's national solar technology incubator, Princeton Power Systems is taking a year-long shot at developing a product that will achieve the department's goal of significantly reducing the installed cost of solar energy.

Nov 28, 2012

Sweeney blasts inaction on wind

Lawmakers and an environmental group today said New Jersey stands to make significant environmental and economic gains from the development of offshore wind, but only if state and federal officials act soon.

Nov 15, 2012

Generator requirement a thorny issue for gas stations

An association says generators would not have avoided gas lines, since stations that got their power back first quickly ran out of fuel.

Nov 14, 2012

Backup support from solar provided power in Sandy’s aftermath

Having solar power and gasoline generators working together helped a school keep the lights on after the superstorm hit, and now, more companies are considering the technology for future storms.

Nov 8, 2012

Controversial gas pipeline project for Hunterdon takes step forward

Pending approval of a final implementation plan, a controversial interstate energy expansion project got the green light from state and federal regulatory officials to construct nearly 7 miles of natural gas pipeline through central New Jersey.

Oct 26, 2012

Utilities prep for Sandy amid heightened scrutiny

As Hurricane Sandy barrels toward the mid-Atlantic, the state's utilities are facing the challenge of preparing for the storm in the face of increased scrutiny from their state regulator.