A look at the latest news, facts and figures on fossil fuels, pipelines, renewable energy, energy efficiency and progress on stopping the PennEast pipeline.
By Keith Brown, NJ.com
Federal review of the $1.2 billion PennEast pipeline application should stop immediately because the company has repeatedly failed to provide critical data, according to a letter sent by environmental groups Thursday.
Lawyers for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cease its review of the PennEast application because the company has not provided data requested by several state and federal agencies, including the energy commission. Read more.
By Mary Serreze, MassLive.com
Kinder Morgan today formally withdrew its federal application for Northeast Energy Direct, the 420-mile pipeline which would carry Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania into New England, meaning that the controversial project, as proposed, will not be built. Read more.
By Anna Hirtenstein, Bloomberg
The number of U.S. jobs in solar energy overtook those in oil and natural gas extraction for the first time last year, helping drive a global surge in employment in the clean-energy business as fossil-fuel companies faltered.
Employment in the U.S. solar business grew 12 times faster than overall job creation, the International Renewable Energy Agency said in a report on Wednesday. About 8.1 million people worldwide had jobs in the clean energy in 2015, up from 7.7 million in 2014... Read more.