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BPU Rate Decision Won’t Affect Energy Aggregation [AUDIO]

While Jersey Central Power & Light appeals the state Board of Public Utilities' recent denial of a proposed rate hike, there is some good news for those who switched to the many energy aggregation programs throughout New Jersey.

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Obama to Feds: Boost Renewable Power 20%

Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.

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PSE&G Energy Strong Proposal Criticized [AUDIO]

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Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) has put forth a four billion dollar Energy Strong proposal to strengthen its electric and gas infrastructure to be able to better withstand another storm like Superstorm Sandy, but the plan has some critics. 

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Flickr User Czarcats
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Higher Heat Costs Expected This Winter [AUDIO]

The Federal Energy Department warns it will cost more to keep warm this winter, with a bigger increase for natural gas than for heating oil. But a New Jersey expert disagrees.

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The Financial Benefits of Solar Energy [SPONSORED]

With the rising costs of energy, many NJ residents are looking to other options to power their homes. The main option for many looking for a cheaper, greener alternative, is solar energy.

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How Solar Energy Helps the Military [ADVERTORIAL]

By Justin Puik

Our nation's military has the bravest men and women who step up to serve our country to the fullest extent of their ability. Coming from a military family, I know that these people are the same as any civilian. They care about how their child is doing in class, help friends when they are struggling, and contemplate what the future holds. What sets them apart is their courage to stand tall when their country calls for their help. It is a great privilege to support these soldiers in their duties, and thanks to a recent turnaround in how energy is supplied to our troops, solar has played a major part in making the military's job that much easier, safer, and more cost-efficient. Thanks to Trinity Solar for providing us with some vital information on how solar energy assists our military.

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Alexandra Beier, Getty Images
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How Solar Energy Can Help Avoid Large Energy Rate Increases [SPONSORED]

By Candace Adams

How do you feel about the service you receive from your utility? Would you be willing to pay up to 10% more for your electricity next year? If you’re not thrilled at the idea of a rate increase, you’re not alone. We've partnered with Trinity Solar to show you how solar can help you avoid some of these big rate increases.

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3 Common Misconceptions About Solar Energy Debunked [SPONSORED]

Author - Justin Puik

Let’s face it,  the idea of a solar installation can be scary. You may be thinking to yourself, “I don’t want to pay some huge amount of money to have people drill holes in my roof!” That’s fair. Any addition to your home should be well-thought out and researched, and we always want our neighbors to have all the facts. We realize you may have heard a lot of different things about solar, and we want to clear up some of the misconceptions that may be floating around the community. We've teamed with Trinity Solar to dismiss 3 common myths about solar energy.

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Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
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Potential Rate Hikes Not Welcome By Most JCP&L Customers [AUDIO]

Jersey Central Power & Light's request for over $600 million from ratepayers is not sitting well with residents, many of whom lambasted the utility during a public hearing on the matter in Freehold.

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Henglein and Steets, Getty Images
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Why Solar Energy is Important to New Jersey [SPONSORED]

In 2013, it is essential to understand just how important solar energy is for our future, our environment and especially for our pockets. Getting the facts about increased electric rates and how these costs particularly affect New Jersey is a great start to understanding the significance of solar energy

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