This week’s column is a collection of interesting articles from across various science and technology policy spectrums, from state-wide energy system changes to environmental sustainability designs and more! Stay informed and let us know what topics you’d like us to cover in our next few columns. Perhaps you’d like to hear about autonomous vehicles, bio pharmaceuticals, climate change adaptation along the Jersey Shore? Let us know and have a great weekend!
Thanks to my science and environment intern Arcadia Lee for research and drafting this article. Thank you to NJ Spotlight and NJ.com for their continued coverage of these important issues to the state of New Jersey. Cross-posted at www.DanBenson.com
NJ Energy Policy
Critics of Energy Master Plan Make Opinions Heard at Public Hearing – NJ Spotlight
The NJ Board of Public Utilities hosts the first of three public hearings on the Energy Master Plan
Bill Could Mean More Money to Small Businesses, Residents with Solar Panels – NJ Spotlight
“Christie signs law that increases cap on net metering, letting New Jersey residents earn more for electricity their solar panels produce.”
Power-Grid Operator PJM Hands Off High-Speed Transmission Project – NJ Spotlight
PJM moves to strengthen the reliability of southern NJ’s energy system with a project assigned to PSE&G, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and LS Power.
Power-Grid Operator Pledges to Work Closely With Natural-Gas Sector – NJ Spotlight
“PJM agreement seeks to ensure reliability as coal-fired plants are phased out and more gas-fired units are built.”
More on Tech Policy and Environmental Policy below.