Often forgotten in the rush to expand the cannabis industry is the environmental impact of indoor cultivation operations and environmental considerations for the engineering and design of cultivation facilities. This article will briefly address environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation, specifically energy usage, in various states and how cultivators looking to the emerging New Jersey market

New Jersey’s new governor signed an executive order yesterday directing his acting Department of Environmental Protection commissioner, Catherine McCabe, and Board of Public Utilities President Joseph Fiordaliso to begin negotiations with current state members of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to re-enter the program.  This order reverses former Governor Chris Christie’s 2011

The growth of New Jersey’s solar industry has been driven by an ambitious requirement that increasing percentages of the regulated power suppliers’ energy come from renewable energy sources, favorable financial incentives and favorable regulatory provisions such as net metering rules.  In order to determine the economic viability of a solar project and the return on

On April 22, 2010, Governor Christie signed a new law that exempts solar panels from the calculation of impervious cover under a number of state laws. The calculation of impervious cover can be a critical factor in development projects in New Jersey, as many state and municipal laws limit the percentage of a property that

On March 31, 2009, Governor Corzine signed three clean energy bills in front of a combined heat and power production facility at Rutgers University Busch Campus.

With stated goals of reducing dependence on foreign oil, creating jobs and combating global warming, the first bill requires developers to offer to install solar energy systems on development