Builder Abandons NJ NatGas-Fired Electric Plant after Opposition

Just a few weeks ago we told you that a fifth new natural gas-fired electric plant was coming to New Jersey. The Amwell Energy Center in Hillsborough Township (Somerset County), NJ will produce 640 megawatts, cost $1 billion to build, and provide enough electricity to power 700,000 homes during peak summer months (see 5th Marcellus Gas-Powered Electric Plant Coming to New Jersey). Oh, and it will use lots of yummy, clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania to power it. Except the plan to build the new plant is now down the crapper. Genesis Power, the builder of the project, folded like a cheap suit once ninny nanny antis started to oppose the project…

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