Large-scale solar project built on former landfill in Meadowlands produces enough power for up to 500 homes
Friday, May 11, 2012
By Tom Johnson, NJSpotlight.com The former Kearny garbage dump is a 66-acre plot of land, fallow for more than three decades, although practically within shouting distance of some of the most expensive real estate in the nation, with a bird’s eye view of the Manhattan skyline. Today, it may be emblematic of a new chapter in New Jersey’s development, as Public Service Electric & Gas and others yesterday dedicated a new 3-megawatt solar farm on 13 acres of the former landfill, producing enough electricity to power up to 500 homes. The $17.8 million solar farm project, a joint effort between PSE&G, the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission, and SunDurance Energy, an Edison-based solar developer, is the first solar project built on a …
Program administered through New Jersey's Department of Community Affairs.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
For those concerned about the cost of heating their homes this winter the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), is accepting applications through April 30, 2012. The application can also be used to apply for the Universal Service Fund Program (USF), a state-funded initiative to help make natural gas and electric heating bills more affordable for low-income households. Through LIHEAP, the DCA provides low-income households with funds to assist with paying their heating bills. In addition, provisions are made for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance. “During these tough economic times, many New Jersey households are still struggling…