Newsletter: Legislation Filed to Reform FERC

Posted July 18, 2016

A look at the latest news, facts and figures on fossil fuels, pipelines, renewable energy, energy efficiency and progress on stopping the PennEast pipeline. 

In the News

PennEast Pipeline Inspires Bill to Regulate Federal Agency

By Greg Wright, NJ.com

Dozens gathered atop Baldpate Mountain preserve in Hopewell Township on Wednesday to endorse U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman’s plan to propose a bill in Congress to revamp pipeline approvals.Watson Coleman said she will introduce the Safe and Accountable Federal Energy Review for Pipelines Act of 2016, or SAFER Pipelines Act. Read more.

Editorial: Pipeline Debates Need Broader Perspective

By MyCentralJersey.com

A mounting number of pipeline projects threaten to scar lands and damage the environment across New Jersey, and among the most controversial is a proposed 22-mile South Jersey Gas line that would slash through protected Pinelands areas to allow an old power plant to convert from coal to natural gas.

How controversial is the proposal? Three former New Jersey governors have joined together to legally challenge the Board of Public Utilities’ approval of the line in what could very well be an unprecedented maneuver. Read more.

In Other Pipeline News


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The World Could Get a Third of its Energy From Renewables by 2030

By Shane Ferro, Huffington Post

The world could see nearly a third of its energy coming from renewable energy sources in just over a decade.

A new report on the business implications of 2015 Paris Climate Agreement from Business for Social Responsibility, a nonprofit that works with companies to develop sustainable business strategies, takes a look at where clean energy investment is globally today and where it is expected to be over the next two decades. Read more.

In Other Renewable Energy News

By the Numbers

  • 24
    Number of proposed new pipelines for the fracked gas coming out of the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania. Source: Bloomberg
  • 20 years
    Length of time many customers are ‘locked in’ to buying gas from new pipelines. Source: Bloomberg

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