Stevens wins U.S. Solar Decathlon with hurricane-resistant shore house

HOBOKEN -- Stevens Institute of Technology has won the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon with a futuristic, hurricane-resistant and energy-efficient coastal home that was inspired by Hurricane Sandy and Hoboken's long history of flooding. "We were very hopeful that we were going to get first," said graduate engineering student A.J. Elliott, 24, soon after the…


Airbnb should be a comfortable fit for Jersey City | Editorial

Airbnb, the handy peer-to-peer service that allows you to sublet someone's home - or even just a spare room - is illegal in New York City. So Jersey City, which is a PATH ride away from the vortex of our planet, wants to be the first city in the tri-state area to make Airbnb legal. That…


N.J. town using Uber to be designated driver for residents

EVESHAM TWP. -- When the township first started its anti-drunken driving program known as Evesham Saving Lives last month, Mayor Randy Brown had a simple metric on how to determine whether the campaign was a success or not. "If we take one person home, it's a success," he said. The 30-day pilot program used shuttles and…


Solar parking meters, new rates, coming to Morristown, Oct. 20

Video: How to use Morristown's new solar powered parking meters https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=56&v=geU1APtCPmg Editor's note: As we reported last year, solar-powered parking meters are coming to Morristown's downtown, along with the first fee increase in 17 years. Here are more details about next week's rollout. FROM THE MORRISTOWN PARKING AUTHORITY: New meters being installed in Morristown's central business…


Garden State Is Wasting Its Waste, Should Better Utilize Biomass, Report Says

More than 4 million tons of New Jersey's biomass -- fuel derived from organic materials like plants and waste -- could be used to produce electricity or propel transportation each year. The bulk of the biomass (72 percent) is produced directly by the state's population, typically in the form of municipal garbage, according to an assessment…





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