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Climate Change and Energy

State Hazard Mitigation Plan Should Do More To Address Risk, Integrate With Local Planning

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Comments from New Jersey Future and six other organizations call for the state’s draft hazard mitigation plan to be modified to take greater account of climate-based risks, and to integrate more closely with local planning efforts.

Communities Need To Understand, Plan Effectively for Climate Risks

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Executive Director Peter Kasabach made his debut April 2 on Al Jazeera America, joining a panel on Ray Suarez’s show Inside Story to talk about the importance of understanding the risks posed by a changing climate, and giving communities the leadership and resources they need to plan accordingly.

Forum Feature: Eyes Wide Open … or Shut

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

At a Redevelopment Forum session on climate change, speakers were clear: New Jersey is paying insufficient attention to the increasing risks of a changing climate, and both good leadership and good information are needed if that is to change.

Forum Feature: What’s Plan B? Energy Resiliency in Redevelopment

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

A range of options, addressing both supply alternatives and asset isolation and protection, is available to municipalities that want to make themselves more energy-resilient during emergencies.

Draft 2014 New Jersey Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Comment

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

For the first time, the state will accept public comment on its newly released draft Hazard Mitigation Plan. All interested parties are encouraged to submit comments.

NRDC: Risk Assessment Must Be Part of New Jersey’s Sandy Recovery Programs

Friday, March 7th, 2014

A national organization that co-signed New Jersey Future’s comments on the draft plan for the next round of federal Sandy aid emphasizes why robust risk assessments must be included in how aid is distributed.

‘Shored Up’: An Important Primer on Complex Coastal Development Issues

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

A new documentary explores the complex issues surrounding development along our increasingly vulnerable coastlines.

New Jersey Must Count the True Costs of Preparing for Sea-Level Rise

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Fort Lauderdale’s efforts offer an early look at the true costs to coastal municipalities of trying to stay ahead of sea-level rise.

Proposed Sandy Plan Still Puts Taxpayer Dollars at Risk

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

In the key areas of infrastructure, planning and transparency, the state’s proposed Action Plan amendment is neither broad enough nor specific enough to honor taxpayers’ investment in New Jersey’s post-Sandy recovery.

Five New Jersey Projects Included in Next Round of HUD’s Rebuild by Design Competition

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the 10 finalist projects in its Rebuild by Design competition.

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