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NRG Energy Wants to Help Customers Use Energy Smartly

12-24-13
NRG Energy Northeast Retail President Jim Steffes says the utility provider wants to keep customers for the long term and help them use energy in a smarter way.

NJ nuke plant back online after maintenance work

12-21-13
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has returned to service after crews completed some maintenance work on a system that regulates pressure to the steam turbines. Officials at the Oyster Creek plant in Lacey ...

Emotions run high in Pinelands gas pipeline plan

12-21-13
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey agency tasked with protecting the largest tract of open space between Virginia and Boston will decide next month whether to side with a forest sitting atop 17 trillion gallons of some of the most ...

NJ county bans hydraulic fracturing

12-20-13
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — In a largely symbolic measure, Middlesex County has become the first in New Jersey to ban hydraulic fracturing, a method of drilling for natural gas. The county's freeholder board unanimously adopted the ban Thursday. So ...

Guilty plea in NJ in rhino horn smuggling ring

12-19-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese national has admitted running an international smuggling ring that specialized in rhino horns. Zhifei Li made the admission in federal court in Newark on Thursday. The 29-year-old resident of Shandong, China, pleaded ...
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Pinelands Preservation Alliance Director Says Pipeline Does Not Meet Regulations

12-18-13
Assistant Executive Director of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance Dr. Jaclyn Rhoads says that the proposed natural gas pipeline does not meet the regulations of the Pinelands Commission and its members should reject it.

Bear found hiding in NJ home’s crawlspace

12-18-13
HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A 350-pound bear apparently used a crawlspace as a hideout during New Jersey's annual black bear hunt. A cleaner in Hopatcong called police when he noticed signs of a bear while he prepared a vacant house to go up for sale on ...

Officials: Water service restored in Jersey City

12-18-13
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City officials say a major water main break that affected service there for several hours has been repaired. Authorities said water pressure had risen to appropriate levels by late Wednesday afternoon and service had ...
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$20 Million Spent in NJ for Verizon’s Green Energy Plan

12-17-13
Verizon Chief Sustainability Officer James Gowen says $20 million of the $100 million Verizon has spent on green energy initiatives has gone to the facility in Basking Ridge.

Princeton police kill coyote

12-17-13
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police in Princeton have killed a coyote that was described as being aggressive. Police say they responded to reports of an animal growling and appearing disoriented on Quaker Road Monday. Animal control and health ...