New Jersey

New Jersey Looks to Boost Renewable Energy, Cut Consumption with New Law

Multimedia with summary

The New Jersey legislature is at work on a bill that would dramatically increase that state’s reliance on renewable energy to 80 percent while decreasing energy consumption by 30 percent. Both targets would be achieved by 2050. The bill in progress is the work of legislators, energy executives, lobbyists, and other stakeholders, who are concerned that the state is making little progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. New Jersey’s solar sector growth has slowed, and the state’s goal of building 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2020 is far behind schedule.

Jefferson Twp Students Awarded Best in Nation Prize for App Design

Article

By Peggy McGlone

April 10, 2014 

JEFFERSON — Middle School students are being honored today for their app design, “Super Science Girl,” one of eight winners in the national Verizon innovative App Challenge.

The app is designed to spark young girls interest in science and technology activities. Verizon officials will join district officials, Jefferson Township principal Kevin Lipton and teacher Nancy Harris in presenting the award this morning at the Oak Ridge school.

New Jersey to Make Grid Smarter, More Flexible with Energy Storage

By Michael Panfil
Blog

Energy storage devices that collect electricity at times of abundance and deliver when demand is greatest are essential to upgrading our outdated power grid to a smarter, more flexible electricity system. New Jersey took a positive step toward implementing more energy storage earlier this year when its Office of Clean Energy released a proposal to allocate $2.5 million for incentives that would encourage more energy storage use.

Caesars Entertainment In Atlantic City Celebrates Marriage Equality With The "Love Is Love" $50,000 Wedding Giveaway

Caesars, Harrah's Resort, Bally's and Showboat Say "I Do" to Love with Over-the-Top Wedding Package Giveaway on Instagram @Total_AC #LoveIsLoveInAC to Enter
Press Release

Atlantic City, N.J., Feb. 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- New Jersey is proudly the 14th state in the nation where lesbian and gay couples can marry.

Honda Automobile Dealer Is First in U.S. to Achieve “Electric Grid Neutral” Status

Rossi Honda of Vineland, NJ produces as much or more electricity than it uses from local utility, setting precedent for nation’s 17,000+ dealerships
Summary: 
  • Rossi Honda of Vineland, NJ produces as much or more electricity than it uses from local utility, setting precedent for nation’s 17,000+ dealerships
  • Achieves Top Level “Platinum” Honda Environmental Leadership Award
Press Release
  • Rossi Honda of Vineland, NJ produces as much or more electricity than it uses from local utility, setting precedent for nation’s 17,000+ dealerships
  • Achieves Top Level “Platinum” Honda Environmental Leadership Award

North Jersey Residents Recycle Electronics at NFL, Verizon-Sponsored Event in Fair Lawn

Article

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
THE RECORD
by Andrew Wyrich

North Jersey residents looking to rid themselves of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly way braved frigid temperatures on Tuesday morning at the Fair Lawn headquarters of e-waste handler AnythingIT as part of a joint program between the National Football League and telecommunications company Verizon.

The NFL has been holding environmentally related events ahead of the Super Bowl next month at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

Newark-Area Resident Zelia “Zee” Oliveira Receives 2013 “Maytag® Dependable Leader” Award

Award recognizes Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who exemplify leadership and dependability with $20,000 grant for their club
Press Release

NEWARK, NJ, NOV. 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced that Zelia “Zee” Oliveira has been named a “2013 Maytag Dependable Leader” in recognition for her demonstrated commitment to dependability and dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieve great futures.

Highlands VFW Sandy-damaged hall gets facelift

HGTV star among volunteers
Article

HIGHLANDS — Despite being within sight of Sandy Hook Bay, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6902 experienced minimal flooding over the years.

Superstorm Sandy brought the water level inside the post as high as the bar stools, shuttering the Highlands meeting place for weeks, member Donald Manrodt said.

With Veterans Day approaching, more than a dozen volunteers with Verizon and HGTV did their best on Friday to revamp the post.

Volunteers Repair Sandy-Damaged Highlands VFW Post

Project organized by the Verizon Foundation, HGTV Interactive and Rebuilding Together
Article

Watch public officials honor veterans as volunteers from Verizon and HGTV renovate Sandy-damaged Highlands (NJ) VFW post.

Watch the video report of this story from its original source, FiOS

NJ VFW Benefits from Volunteer Project Hosted by Verizon, HGTV, DIY Network, Rebuilding Together

More Than 30 Volunteers to Repair Sandy-Damaged VFW Hall
Press Release

HIGHLANDS, N.J., November 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – For the Highlands Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6902, the impact of Superstorm Sandy still lingers more than a year later.  The post’s hall, located at 331 Bay Ave., sustained severe flood damage from the storm and continues to recover.

Pages

Subscribe to New Jersey