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It’s time for Northeast to prep for floods like those that hit this winter. Climate change is why

By Patrick Whittle

After back-to-back storms lashed the Northeast in January, rental properties Haim Levy owns in coastal Hampton, New Hampshire, were hammered by nearly two feet of water, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and causing him to evacuate tenants to safer ground.

02/15/24

New Jersey denies bulkhead for shore town with wrecked sand dunes

By Wayne Parry

New Jersey is refusing to allow a shore town whose sand dunes have washed away in places to build a bulkhead to protect itself, ruling that no one is in imminent danger.

02/01/24

Thinking buyout after recent floods? NJ DEP staff will take questions at meetings

By Philip DeVencentis

Flood-stricken residents who are considering government-funded buyouts of their properties can attend an upcoming forum to learn more about the voluntary program.

02/01/24

New Jersey approves two offshore wind projects totaling 3.7 GW

By Diana DiGangi

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced Wednesday that it has awarded 2.4 GW of capacity to the Leading Light Wind project and around 1.3 GW of capacity to Attentive Energy Two as part of the state’s third offshore wind solicitation.

01/25/24

Could NJ’s 1st wind projects be salvaged? It’s not up to Gov. Murphy

By Nancy Solomon

When the world’s largest wind developer backed out of two projects it planned off the New Jersey shore, it dealt a potentially catastrophic blow to Gov. Phil Murphy’s ambitious plans for all-clean energy sales by 2035.

12/07/23

Our view: NJ offshore wind energy is not the failure that many believe, just an economic pause

We’d like to think that the ardent, politicized fight over offshore wind energy concluded with the Halloween cancellation of the first New Jersey projects. That’s unlikely because U.S. offshore wind has only paused and when it resumes — signs suggest sooner than expected — the partisan contest will return too.

11/25/23

Despite loss of 2 major projects, New Jersey is moving forward with its offshore wind power goals

By Wayne Parry

Despite the loss of two major offshore wind farm projects when Danish developer Orsted pulled out of New Jersey, the state is moving forward with its plans to support and grow the nascent industry.

11/17/23

A Climate Change Success Story? Look at Hoboken.

By Michael Kimmelman

The city of Hoboken, N.J., once a marshy outcropping that the Lenape inhabited only seasonally, hugs the Hudson River. Three-quarters of it occupies a flood plain. It is, in other words, a water magnet. Some scientists have forecast that, with rising seas, a big chunk of Hoboken will be Atlantis by 2100.

11/03/23

Wind Power, Key to Democrats’ Climate-Change Goals, Faces a Crisis

By Patrick McGeehan

Before the end of this year, thousands of families in New York could be using electricity produced by a wind farm off the eastern tip of Long Island that will be the state’s first. But will it also be the last? Instead of gathering momentum as the long-promised benefits of offshore wind farms are about to be realized, the industry is now mired in an existential crisis.

11/02/23

Fossil fuel money lurks behind anti-offshore wind power political ads in New Jersey

By Dave Anderson

A Republican group that paid for anti-offshore wind power ads targeting Democrats ahead of New Jersey’s November 7 state legislative elections raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars from the fossil fuel industry earlier this year. The Washington, D.C.-based Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced in July that it had launched “two five-figure ad buys on the effect of offshore wind projects that are putting the lives of whales in danger; the very same whales that have been washing up on New Jersey beaches.”

10/23/23