Another Natural-Gas Power Plant for New Jersey, Courtesy of Genesis Power

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New Jersey may be getting another natural-gas-fired power plant thanks to a project that would be built in Hillsborough Township, if it can obtain the necessary approvals. The $1 billion project would be big enough to supply power to 700,000 homes during summer months, according to a on the proposed facility, the Amwell Energy Center.

Why clean energy is now expanding even when fossil fuels are cheap

The latest evidence that 2015 was a breakout year for clean energy is in, and it’s particularly telling. In a new analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds that 2015 was a record year for global investment in the clean energy space, with $ 329 billion invested in wind, solar panels, biomass plants and more around the world.

Bid to mine more coal on U.S. federal lands tests Obama’s green agenda

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama’s State of the Union pledge to better manage fossil fuel development will face a test within days, when federal officials rule on whether to open public lands containing more than 600 million tons of coal to more mining. Interior Department officials are due to decide Jan.

Obama wants to charge for climate change in fossil fuel leases

President Obama wants companies leasing oil and coal rights on federal land to pay more for the effects those fuels have on climate change. In his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama said the prices charged for oil and coal ought to reflect the cost of the greenhouse gases from burning them.

N.J. in multimillion-dollar faceoff with Exxon

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A $225 million settlement New Jersey struck with Exxon Mobil this year to compensate the state for contamination near two refineries drew widespread attention, but another pollution case against Exxon and other oil companies that is quietly moving through the courts could potentially garner New Jersey far more.

Raqqa’s Rockefellers: How Islamic State oil flows to Israel

Oil produced from fields under the control of the Islamic State group is at the heart of a new investigation by al-Araby al-Jadeed. The black gold is extracted, transported and sold, providing the armed group with a vital financial lifeline. But who buys it?

Paris climate deal to ignite a $90 trillion energy revolution

Six years later there can be no such excuses. As The Telegraph reported yesterday, 155 countries have submitted plans so far for the COP21 climate summit to be held by the United Nations in Paris this December. These already cover 88pc of global CO2 emissions and include the submissions of China and India.