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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

coal power plant

Clean Power Plan Becomes Law, 24 States Sue to Block Carbon Rule

The EPA published the Clean Power Plan in the federal register today, making existing power plants in the US legally responsible to limit carbon pollution for the first time. Under the new carbon law, existing coal-burning power plants must cut carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 … Read more »

Suez Environnement

Suez Environnement Opens New Jersey Corporate Office

Suez Environnement North America, the parent company of United Water and the North American subsidiary of the second largest environmental services company in the world, has opened a new corporate office in Paramus, New Jersey. The office building is designed to attain LEED-certification, the company says. The green building will … Read more »

Verizon e-waste recycling

Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early. The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020. Verizon met its earlier five-year e-waste goal during today’s e-waste recycling rally in … Read more »

CP single stream recycling

Single-Stream Recycling System Opens in New Jersey

The Occupational Training Center (OTC) in Mount Holly, New Jersey, has opened a single-stream recycling system at the Robert C. Shinn Jr., recycling center in Mount Holly, Recycling Today reports. The system, designed and manufactured by San Diego-based CP Group, replaces a dual-stream recycling system previously used and can process … Read more »

American Water Acquires Environmental Disposal Corporation

American Water has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the Environmental Disposal Corporation. EDC provides wastewater service to the more than 5,300 customer accounts, which are located in EDC’s service territory in Bedminster and Bernards townships, New Jersey. In addition, EDC provides retail wastewater … Read more »

United Water

United Water Deploys Sensus Smart Water Network

Sensus is deploying and managing a smart water communication network for United Water, a major utility and wastewater provider and subsidiary of Suez Environment. The network, which includes the Sensus FlexNet system, 325,000 smart endpoints and Software as a Service (SaaS), will help the utility provide sustainable water management for … Read more »

PSE&G Converts Landfills, Brownfields to Solar Farms

New Jersey utility Public Service Electric and Gas Company has converted two landfills into solar farms, bringing its total landfill/brownfield solar projects to seven. The two new projects — the 10.14 MW-dc Parklands Solar Farm in Bordentown, New Jersey and the 11.18 MW-dc Kinsley Solar Farm in Deptford, New Jersey … Read more »

NJ beach restoration project

$38M Contract Awarded for Storm Risk Reduction

Manson Construction has been awarded a $38 million contract to restore areas of the New Jersey coastline damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The Christie Administration, in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, this week announced the award to reconstruct beaches, stormwater outfalls and implement modifications to existing groins in … Read more »

DuPont Chemical Plant Fined

DuPont has been fined $531,000 for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its chemical manufacturing plant in Deepwater, New Jersey. The EPA fined DuPont for improper maintenance and repair of two large refrigeration units. When properly maintained, the systems are designed to minimize chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from leaking into the environment. … Read more »

NRG headquarters

NRG to Slash CO2 Emissions 90% by 2050

NRG Energy has set a goal to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050 below a 2014 baseline. The energy company announced the new goals yesterday, in conjunction with a groundbreaking ceremony of its new “ultra-green” corporate headquarters (pictured) in Princeton, New Jersey, … Read more »