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Climate Change and Energy

Proposed CAFRA Rule Amendment Increases Dangers from Flooding and Future Storms

Friday, August 1st, 2014

New Jersey Future’s comments on the proposed new CAFRA rules call for more stringent protections.

Hoboken’s Newest Green Infrastructure Project Takes a Step Forward

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will fund the engineering designs needed to transform a one-acre parking lot into a community park that can manage significant stormwater on-site.

Experts Agree on Action Agenda To Address State’s Water Infrastructure Problems

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Faced with a deadline, attendees at Jersey City meeting agreed on an “Agenda for Change” to catalyze the transformation of New Jersey’s urban water systems.

Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton Receive $2.13-Million Resiliency Grant

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

A grant secured by New Jersey Future will pay for dredging and coastal restoration projects in two Sandy-affected towns.

Getting to Resilience in Sea Bright

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Sea Bright is one of several New Jersey towns making use of a new online tool that helps assess and address community vulnerabilities to flooding, coastal storms and sea-level rise.

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.

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