National Energy Policy Recommendations Webinar Hosted by NJ Environmental Services Company President


The president of The Entech Group, Inc., an energy and environmental services company in NJ, will lead a webinar on June 27, 2012 regarding IEEE’s latest National Energy Policy Recommendations.

John J. Ragan, P.E., P.P. will host the webinar along with Dr. Veronika Rabl, a recognized expert in electric technologies and energy industry issues.

The webinar will review the 2012 IEEE National Energy Policy Recommendations, which supports proactive and sustained energy policies that will reduce U.S. dependence on oil, encourage development of greener energy sources and promote the economic prosperity, national security and environmental protection of our nation.

John and Veronika will review the recommendations with regards to the key priorities needed to ensure a stronger and better-protected United States.

These priorities are:

·      Reducing the demand for energy by increasing efficiency in the conversion, delivery and use of energy.

·      Radically transforming the transportation sector to shift energy use from oil to electricity and alternative fuels.

·      Mitigating environmental impacts by expanding the use of renewable electric generation, expanding nuclear generation and capturing carbon emissions from fossil power plants.

·      Building a stronger and smarter electrical energy infrastructure by transforming the network into a smart grid, expanding the transmission system as needed to maintain reliability and by developing large-scale electricity storage systems.

The webinar will be held June 27, 2012 at 2pm EST. To participate in the webinar, please register online at

About John Ragan of The Entech Group, Inc.:

John J. Ragan, P.E., P.P. is a founder and President of The Entech Group, Inc., a New Jersey corporation with clients and affiliates throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The company provides energy, environmental, engineering and construction services to owners and managers of residential, commercial and industrial properties. For over two decades, he has provided visionary leadership and strategic guidance to all facets of Entech’s business including the creation of Entech’s renewable and alternative energy business unit focusing on residential, middle market and utility scale solar electric generating facilities.

Before founding The Entech Group, Inc., Ragan was (i.) managing director at Willis & Paul Group, P.C., Denville, New Jersey responsible for leading operations, strategy, growth, profit enhancement, and technology for the firm’s engineering and construction division, and (ii.) a project manager at Andrews & Clark, P.C., New York responsible for defining projects, reducing them to a set of manageable tasks, selecting appropriate resources, building effective teams to perform the work, setting goals, motivating teams to complete projects on time and within budget, communicating with stakeholders on a regular basis and assessing, monitoring and mitigating project risks.

Mr. Ragan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Alabama in 1984, is chair of IEEE-USA’s Energy Policy Committee, a former director of the Washington, DC-based Carbon Management Council, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – New Jersey Chapter, and past chair of the Randolph Township Economic Development Committee.

NJ Amends Environmental Remediation Process With New LSRP Services

The Entech Group, Inc., a leading oil tank removal company in NJ, reminds businesses that the state has amended its site remediation policies, helping environmental projects, including oil tank removal, to be completed faster.

environmental remediationIn May of 2009, NJ signed the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) into law. The law was created in response to the backlog of over 20,000 environmental projects facing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The new system uses LSRPs to oversee and approve remediation work. The end result for many businesses in NJ is a reduction in the amount of time and effort needed to bring an environmental project to a successful closure.

Environmental Remediation Projects in NJ Completed Faster

Environmental Remediation and oil tank removal projects in NJ can now move along at an accelerated pace with the assistance of an LSRP. Under SRRA, the NJDEP’s approval is no longer required to proceed with remediation, resulting in contaminated sites being cleaned up more quickly and efficiently, thus providing a greater measure of environmental protection to the citizens of New Jersey and ensuring that development of underutilized properties are returned to the tax rolls more quickly.

When the Act becomes fully effective in 2012, all remediating parties must use the services of an LSRP and must proceed with the clean-up of their site without prior NJDEP approval. The Vice President of The Entech Group, Inc., Thomas A. Furey, is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional with over twenty-five years of experience in the environmental industry.

To learn more about their environmental consulting, engineering and remediation services, please contact The Entech Group, Inc. at 800.571.8661.

The Entech Group, Inc.
Office: 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 265, Denville, NJ 07834
Office: 202 Hamilton Blvd., South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone: 800-571-8661