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Bipartisan Duo Proposes Constitutional Ban on Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Matt Friedman, Politico Pro Summary As environmentalists, utilities and business groups debate the future of energy production in New Jersey, a bipartisan duo of state senators wants to put a far-reaching decision directly to voters. On Tuesday, Senate Environment and Energy Committee...


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New Jersey Prepares for Second Round of Microgrid Funding

Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary New Jersey expects to begin accepting applications in November for its second round of microgrid funding, part of a program that already has 13 towns studying the feasibility of microgrids. As a precursor, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities plans...


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When Your Campus Microgrid Works So Well No One Notices

Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary You know you’ve done something right when your new campus microgrid islands so seamlessly that you don’t even know it happened. That’s what occurred in February, in response to a communications glitch, at Montclair State University (MSU) , the second...


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An Island Forms in New Jersey

Montclair State University Summary As the new school year approaches, Montclair State University students will experience a powerful new addition. Montclair State is the first university in New Jersey with an innovative Microgrid that can function independently and generate its own power,...


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New Jersey's Draft Energy Plan Includes Support for Microgrids

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The most recent iteration of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP) includes provisions that could boost the development of microgrids in the state. The draft plan also calls for a microgrid feasibility study to determine if microgrid projects...


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NJ Transit Wants Gas-Fired Power, Microgrid to Energize Local Rail System

Rod Walton, Power Engineering Summary NJ Transit is holding a public hearing tonight about its proposed gas-fired power plant and microgrid. The New Jersey state agency wants to build a 102 to 140 MW gas-fired power generating station near Kearny. The unit would energize the proposed NJ...


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Newark Bids to Boost Energy Efficiency

Gail Kalinoski, Commercial Property Executive Summary The energy upgrade program covers 17 buildings in New Jersey's largest city and will save the municipality an estimated $1 million a year. After decades of economic struggle, Newark, N.J., is enjoying a revival that is attracting much...

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BPU approves $300M nuclear subsidy, despite staff finding no need for it

Danielle Muoio, Politco Summary TRENTON — The state Board of Public Utilities on Thursday voted in favor of charging utility customers an estimated $300 million to subsidize three South Jersey nuclear plants controlled by Public Service Enterprise Group, despite the agency’s own staff finding...

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Tecogen Closes Hybrid Chiller-Cogeneration Sale to New Jersey Residential Building

AP News Summary WALTHAM, MA / ACCESSWIRE / March 26, 2019 / Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN), a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, is pleased to announce a project with an affordable housing senior living...


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Power switch: Simple steps can cut energy bills

Martin Daks, NJBIZ Summary Beginning in April, the City of Hoboken will purchase “100 percent clean, non-polluting renewable electricity” for municipal facilities, according to an announcement from Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. Besides being eco-friendly, the changeover is expected to be green in...