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Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Friday establishing an incentive program for purchasing battery electric vehicles, allowing up to a $5,000 rebate, the nation's highest, plus $500 rebates for home-chargers. EVs are already exempt from sales tax.
NJ Spotlight
January 16, 2020, 5am PST
The state’s energy plan focuses on the move to renewable energy, but specifics about how that will happen and what the costs will be need to be pinned down.
NJ Spotlight
January 5, 2020, 7am PST
An indoor ski hill, roller coasters, and a water park are all part of the New Jersey mall that reflects the shift from material consumerism to the consumption of experiences.
The New York Times
December 30, 2019, 11am PST
Will a dozen East Coast states and D.C. agree to a regional plan that would likely hike gas prices through a "cap-and-invest" program to mitigate tailpipe emissions similar to what California has done for the last five years?
The New York Times
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
December 18, 2019, 5am PST
Two New Jersey suburbs of New York City are taking an interesting approach to attracting New York City Millennials looking for refuge from the high cost of rent in the Big Apple.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
December 16, 2019, 7am PST
The city of Newark is accusing the city of New York of creating the Special One-Time Assistance program to systematical relocate the homeless.
CNN
October 28, 2019, 8am PDT
This opinion piece celebrates the new era of transit funding and planning currently underway in the state, but also calls for more: progress, action, and work.
NorthJersey.com
October 27, 2019, 5am PDT
It took 17 years and no small amount of public ridicule as it sat dormant in the New Jersey meadowlands, but a small portion of the American Dream mall is now open to the public.
Bloomberg
October 12, 2019, 7am PDT
Road planners looking to increase capacity without adding lanes are focusing on managing existing lanes more effectively. Massachusetts has gone the opposite direction. The Conservation Law Foundation plans to hold them accountable.
Boston.com
October 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Pennsylvania is the nation’s #2 natural gas producer, #3 in coal, and #4 in carbon emissions. Gov. Tom Wolf issued an executive order on Oct. 3 to initiate the process to join the regional cap-and-trade program, but will the legislature allow it?
The Patriot-News
October 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Modeled on the nation's first mandatory cap-and-trade program that only targets power plant emissions, the Transportation & Climate Initiative subjects transportation fuel to a similar market-based program. It took a major step forward on Oct. 1.
The Hill
September 21, 2019, 9am PDT
With the formal announcement by the EPA and the U.S. DOT on Thursday that the "One National Standard" rule has been issued, California's zero-emission standard, which applies to ten other states, is essentially on hold.
InsideClimate News
September 12, 2019, 6am PDT
As the state authority responsible for the regional planning and zoning of the Hackensack Meadowlands District, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority recently proposed the "Draft Hackensack Meadowlands District Master Plan Update 2020."
Jersey Journal
September 10, 2019, 11am PDT
And other perhaps surprising data from the multi-family housing development industry.
Jersey Digs
September 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new short documentary by Streetfilms shows how Jersey City built the coalition to achieve major bike infrastructure investments.
Streetcblog NYC
August 5, 2019, 12pm PDT
With big cuts coming to Capital Area Transit bus service in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, businesses are looking for new ways to get workers to their jobs.
The Patriot-News
August 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
PSEG, the largest and oldest power company in New Jersey, pledges to completely eliminate its carbon emissions by 2050.
CNN
July 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Police are enforcing speed limits in the name of public safety in North Haledon, New jersey. Drivers are being urged to respect the speed limit.
The North Jersey Record
June 26, 2019, 11am PDT
When the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection adopted new rules for power plants on June 17, the Garden State becomes the tenth to participate in a cap-and-trade program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Utility Dive