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Environmental advocates promote electric vehicles in Edison

Environmental advocates and politicians promoted electrical vehicles on Wednesday in Edison. They discussed ways New Jersey can address pollution in motor vehicles by expanding electric vehicle infrastructure and accessibility. “Electric vehicles are here now, and New Jersey needs to make it easier to plug in,” Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey, said. “Electrifying our ...

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New Jersey Resources appoints Westhoven as President and CEO

New Jersey Resources announced Steve Westhoven has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of NJR and its principal subsidiaries, including New Jersey Natural Gas, effective Oct. 1. Laurence M. Downes who is set to retire as CEO on Sept. 30, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board until the company’s Annual ...

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Offshore Wind coming to Oyster Creek

Ocean Wind LLC, who owns Orsted, has secured the rights to bring offshore wind power at the former Oyster Creek nuclear station. Orsted won approval from the BPU to build a 1,100-megawatt, $1.6 billion offshore wind facility close to 15 miles away from the coast of Atlantic City in June. Atlantic Shores also won a ...

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Greg Lalevee, business manager, IUOE Local 825.

The proposed PennEast Pipeline presents an age-old conflict: jobs vs. the environment (access required)

The PennEast Pipeline project has been a point of contention for five years. Proponents contend the proposed $1 billion project will bring natural gas in a safe manner and provide high-paying construction jobs; opponents warn it would damage the environment, displace residents, and pose risks to human health. In the latest skirmish over the pipeline, ...

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